Saturday, 3 June 2017

Retirement card

It's been a mixed bag of weather today ... sunshine and showers, and it's now lashing with thunder, lightening and hailstones!  Best off indoors tonight!

I was asked to make a card on behalf of our Trustees in work for our Director who's retiring shortly.
I don't have many 'sensible' stamps that aren't cutesy, so I reverted to this good old floral set from Simon Says Stamp.

Coloured with watercolour pencils and then I went over the flowers with my clear sparkle pen.  The butterflies got a coating of clear gloss and some glitter to the tips of their wings.  Doodled stitched border to match the stitching effect in the flowers.

11 comments:

  1. I love those flowers! Perfect for colouring and they have a really contemporary feel. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

    Jackie

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  2. This is beautiful, love those flowers and you've created the perfect sentiment x

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  3. Love the pastel shades. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Mary

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  4. Perfect for a retirement card Lynne, you are certainly making the most of your alphabet stamps, they are wonderful xx

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  5. So fresh and spring like, very pretty! Thanks for playing in our June Bug challenge at Power Poppy!

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  6. Gorgeous card, Lynne! I think your image choice was perfect. Sounds like you got some interesting weather. I don't think its quite that changeable here in Minnesota. :)

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  7. Love these posies in pastels, Lynne, such a pleasing garden you've created! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  8. What a perfect image for your card....very professional yet personal at the same time! I'm sure it will be much appreciated!! Thank you for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!

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  9. What an absolutely charming creation! Love the loose and free feel and the soft coloring! So glad you played along with us gals at Power Poppy!

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  10. Such a pretty combination of blooms! What a great sentiment for a retirement card! Thanks for joining us a Power Poppy Lynne!

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