Tuesday 18 March 2014

Simply Gorjuss

Hi Crafters,
Today was my youngest daughter's 21st Birthday. Where has the time gone? We all had a lovely meal out this evening and are now relaxing back at home.
Here is the card I made for her using her favourite colours - Teal and purple.
The new Gorjuss stamps and papers seemed to fit really well with this colour scheme so I coloured this lovely image up to match the theme.

I used lots of techniques on her card, the chequered background was made using an Inky Doodles  mask, firstly I distress inked some white card with Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord, then placed the mask over it and inked through it with Pine Needles DI. I later used Versamark ink to highlight the pattern and clear embossed it. The scalloped border is a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punch and the die cut numbers are an MFT die. I stamped and black embossed the frame, cut out the centre and used some of the rich papers in the new kit to fill the frame - I also stamped one of the grassy border stamps around the oval for some detail. The girl and her pets are from different stamp sets but I stamped and cut them out after colouring and raised them on foam dots. The heart ribbon also comes in the range and the heart journal piece is also a stamp that I coloured to match the muted tones of the collection. The flowers I have had in my stash for a while but I sprayed the large one with Cosmic Shimmer Mists in 'Purple Violet' and 'Plum Twist' to achieve the right colour.

I'm entering this in to the following challenges:
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - For Mum / or a Girlie

I hope you enjoy the rest of the evening and see you soon,



Wishcraft said...

Wow Lorraine, this is gorgeous! Love the colours and all your fab details, and I have a real soft spot for Gorjuss stamps :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful colouring skills and a really stunning, stunning card. The colour scheme is fabulous!
I have just a couple of Gorjuss stamps and they are lovely to colour - although I am not as good at that as you xx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Lorraine. Hope you're feeling better. Hugs Rita xxx

Linda Levoir said...

What a fabulous card Lorraine, your daughter must have loved it. Love all your clever use of techniques and those colours are just lush, 2 of my favourites and not always easy to use on a card but you really did a fantastic job here :) xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love these girls you know and I love this colour combo, fab card

Gina's Cards said...

This is a really beautiful card Lorraine! Love the colours you have used! I am sure your daughter will treasure it!
Gina x

Peanut said...

Absolutely stunning colours, Lorraine. Very very striking AND great job colouring that image!
xxx Asha

Sue said...

This is totally gorgeous Lorraine huggles Sue xxx

coops said...

wow this is fabulous lorraine.i love the gorjuss girl and your deep colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

NanaConnie said...

Love this color combo, Rainey! I really appreciate that you are playing along in our challenge at Scribble & Scrap this fortnight. Good luck in the draw and play again soon, won't you?
NanaConnie DT

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, love those colours you've used