Saturday, September 25, 2010

September CCC Cards

I love taking part in Deborah’s Card Chain Challenge and because of this month's challenge I received a wonderful card from Kelly in the U.S. and sent Corey, also in the U.S., a card. Deborah is currently taking names for her October Card Chain Challenge (wonderful choice of colours, template and themes) so if you’d like to take part, you can put your name down here to join in the fun!


Stamp (Hero Arts) - Flower Chick

Above is the fantastic card I was lucky enough to have received from the super talented Kelly, along with some lovely goodies - thanks again Kelly! I love the design, vibrant colours and of course the wonderfully coloured chick with Kelly's signature flower in the chick's hair.


Autumn Colours - CCC card for Corey
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Silhouette Grass, Outline Flowers, Scattered Leaves & Messages

The card above is the one I made for Corey. I had read somewhere that she likes chocolate brown so I used brown for the card base and followed Deborah’s colour palette (loosely!) and friendship theme. The Grass Silhouette is embossed in white and I decided to use one of the flowers from the Outline Flower background. I love this stamp but haven't used it recently so thought it was time to ink it up again.



I stamped the flower three times, coloured with watercolour pencils, layered and added dots of diamond stickles to the stamens. The leaves are stamped using a couple of chalk inks and the butterflies are punched from a scrap of card, left over from another project, which had been sponged with spiced marmalade distress inks.

I'm submitting the card into Hero Arts Everything Autumn challenge. I'm really going to have to think about getting a Pro account on Flickr - big difference between photos uploaded from Flickr and straight from the computer! I've had a mad, busy week this week so hopefully I'll do some catching up on blogs and everything over the weekend!

16 comments:

Dawn said...

Adorable card from Kelly... and I think yours is stunning. Love how you layered the grass stamp and made it stand out in the white.

Liz said...

Heather this card is Striking Stunning Awsome Cant find enough words for that we are together on P/P i think but Ive not been "myself" since you joined this card is a marterpiece wish it was me on receiving end So interested on the flikr pics too Ive herd of it not that they can enchance pics!
Liz xx

Lin said...

I saw Kelly's card on her blog - so cute! And love yours, too, with that deep chocolate background - yummy! Thanks for reminding me about the outline flower - it was such a favorite for so long, so now it must be feeling neglected :)

scrappin.bari said...

Hi Heather - love your card to Corey with the rich brown and the layered flower. Fun card to get from Kelly too! P.S. - great photo of you with the boys - glad I remembered to look for it :) Hope you're having a great weekend!!

Rosemary said...

lovely cards, heather! love how you used the outline flowers with the wheat grass stamp!

Jill said...

This is such a magnificent combination of stamps, Heather! I love the crisp white embossing against the dark brown background.

Your cards are always so artistic and I love that you always have such an eye for detail. Each time I look at your work I see something new!! HUGS!

Trinh said...

Your card from Kelly is so beautifully colored & very cute! I don't think I have ever used chocolate brown as a background color but I will have to reconsider after seeing your beautiful card!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Heather, Kelly's card is too cute and your card is gorgeous. Love the combination of the grass and the flower.

Anne said...

Hi Heather- both card are just fabulous- love Kelly's whimsical style and your card is FABULOUS- love the colors here. Thanks for the blog candy mention and for your fun Halloween memories- great story!

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Heather, wow these are lovely, your grass done in white with the flower looks stunning, love it, hugs Liz xx

sideoats + scribbles said...

Wow, what awesome cards, one and all! :)

Deirdre said...

Heather absolutely stunning cards. Aren't you lucky getting a Kelly masterpiece... I'm envious.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the warm cocoa color on your card and the one kelly sent is adorable with the prima hat!

Simone said...

Wow Heather! Your card is absolutely stunning! Love the chocolate brown and the card Kelly send you is so adorable :)

hobbyandideas said...

Lovely card Heather...the one you received and the one you sent. Hope you get my comment.
Isha

Isha said...

test...lol

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