Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Card Chain Challenge

I always love taking part in Deborah's Card Chain Challenge (CCC) and today I was delighted to receive this absolute stunner from Marian in the Philippines.



The background looks amazing with the way she inked the hills, sky and sun. It also has a wonderful all over shimmer (perfect pearls maybe?) which I couldn't catch in a photo. The gorgeous embossed tree and butterflies are full of sparkle too.

It's also beautiful on the inside!



Thanks again Marian. I love it!

This is the card I sent to Donna (irishmist2009). As Donna has received the card, I thought I'd post it.



Stamps (Hero Arts):- Leaves Background, Flourish Background, Engraved Flower & Messages.

I used a piece of green fabric for the background (the grain of the fabric is less obvious in real life), clear embossed the Leaves Background on it and added a little machine stitching. The red card base is clear embossed with the Flourish Background. The flower has two layers and is coloured with a red marker and yellow watercolour pencil. I love the little heart pearls from Hero Arts so I had to add one to the card!

If you haven't already tried it, I'd highly recommend taking part in Deborah's monthly challenge. On the last Friday of the month Deborah gives the details of the next CCC on her blog. So you might like to check out her blog on the 30th of July for the August CCC!

12 comments:

Lin said...

Marian's card is wonderful, and I especially like how special it is with the labels used INside the card! And I love that you used fabric on yours....beautifully designed!

Rosemary said...

what a lovely card you received, heather! and your card to donna is just gorgeous!

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely card from Marian love the background and your card for Donna is adorable..you are queen of the big flower and your embossing on red card is so lovely...love your cards dear Heather...

CinnamonSally said...

Love these two cards Heather, Marian has created a really lovely summer scene and I love the way you often use fabric on your cards,stunning both of them!!

Dawn said...

both cards are so lovely. Marian's one is quite stunning and your one to Donna is perfect for her!!! that flower is just amazing

Tiffany said...

Both cards are so lovely, the color palettes are very bold and inviting!

Nat said...

love both beautiful cards so much! Deb's ccc does sound like fun! :)

Janetcraft said...

nice simple elegant cards made. The colors are great too!

Jill said...

both of these are just fantastic! Love the background in Marian's card and your colors are just stunning! Great use of fabric, too! I tell you what-- everytime I stop by here I am AMAZED by your creations, Heather! You are soooooooooo talented!

Jenny said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE both of these!!! So pretty!! :) :) :) :) :)

trinharrieta said...

Love the scene that Marian created & the colors you used on your card, Heather! Both are beautiful and special.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful scene that you recieved. Love the flower and how you colored it in the card you created.

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