Sunday, 15 May 2011

Bright, cheerful and colourful...!

Hello folks!

I hope this card will brighten your day :o) It's inspired by all those gorgeous images around that depict beautiful ladies with flowers in their hair. Maybe I went a bit far with mine.... hubby says it looks like one of those 1960's swimming caps. Even that brought a smile to my face.

It's quite a clean and simple card.... well it is for me anyway. I printed off a sheet of rainbow background paper (from an MCS cdrom) onto pearlescent cardstock. I stamped and embossed loads of the daisy flower and leaves (from Joanna Sheen's pressed flower stamp range - Narcissi) No need to colour as I stamped onto the coloured cardstock. I cut each one out and shaped some of them.

I drew the ladies face, neck and shoulders straight onto the card base (coloured using promarkers) and adhered the flowers and leaves using dimensional glue gel. I punched what was left of the coloured sheet with a scalloped border punch and used the strips to edge the top and bottom of the card.
The finishing touch was to add some chunky 'ice-stickles' to the centre of the flowers. And that was it. Not much to it really and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Ciao for now!

Sandra x

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Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow its fab.. i love all those bright coloured flowers.. and yes your hubbie is right .. i even had one of those swimming caps lol
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa x

Anita said...

Wow Sandra, she is simply stunning! What a beautiful face she has and her hat is amazing....all those flowers, must have taken you ages to do! Beautiful work.
Warmest wishes Anita.xx
( made me smile too when I read what your husband said about a swimming hat :) )

Hristovica said...

Great idea. I love the color combination. everything is very fresh. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Sandra.Yes the card is all of that ! And I can remember those
caps . great face too with perfect skin shading.Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday

Hazel said...

I had a swimming hat like this but it was all one colour. Happy memories. Love your card. Hazel x

Candy C said...

This is really cute! I love all the flowers that make up her hair! Very cheerful, bright and FUN! Thanks for sharing this with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Lori said...

What a clever idea! I love the colors! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Mary J said...

WOW!! This is stunning Sandra - you are one very talented lady!

Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Hanni said...

He is right, I remember my Mom had a swimming cap like that, this card is beautiful, all this gorgious colors!

Rebekah said...

Wow what fab floral work thanks for sharing at Divas hugs rebekah xx

The Crystal Elephant said...

Wow! I love it, what a wonderful card. So bright and cheery. Your colouring is very good. xx

debby4000 said...

Oh she is fab and I love her swimming cap.

Julye said...

What a talented lady you are, thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's and good luck.

lisa said...

Hi Sandra. I'm glad your little boy has his cast off in time for half term, it's been a long haul for him hasn't it.
Your flower girl is gorgeous. I had to laugh at your husbands comments. I remember my Mum having a swimming cap like that. I'm glad that fashion died out!!!!
Hugs Lisax

darling Ho said...

Wow! What a funny image!! And all the flowers are terrific! I do love them.:)
Thanks for sharing it at CCH. ~hugs~darling Ho~

Anita said...

Oh, this is stunning! Beautiful image and I love all the flowers. Thanks for joining in the Divas by Design Challenge.

Faye said...

Hiya Sandra. What a fab card. Your clouring is gorgeous, but what a labour of love those flowers must have been! I love it. All fine here, hope all is good in your neck of the woods. xxx

sue said...

What a fantastic card and yes I had a swimming hat just like that

Carol S. said...

Wow! Such patience cutting out all those flowers!! I bet you had a sore thumb. I know what your husband means about the swimming hat, I remember them well! Such a beautifully drawn lady, as I would expect from you Sandra. Hugs, Carol S. xx

Eskimo Frosting said...

Wow what a beautifull card. It must have taken you simply ages.


Heather Jensen said...

Very creative. I do think it looks like a swim cap now that your hubby says that. I love all the bright colored flowers. Thanks for playing at BBB. :)