Saturday, 4 August 2012

I'm off on Holiday!!!



































I was asked by a friend to make a card for his wife's 50th Birthday, I had a free hand in the design the only stipulation was that I used green.  I wanted to make something soft and romantic so the Italian Poetry background seemed perfect with the Heart Flourish.  Its based on this card that I made a while back and was really pleased with.  The butterflies have been lightly water coloured with distress inks and then covered with glossy accents.  I then added lots of pearls and then layered it up on a background made with the Leaf and Floral Background stamp.  The sentiment has been computer generated.

I am going to add this card to the challenge at A Blog Named Hero, the theme is freestyle.


















This will be my last post for a couple of week as we are off on our holidays, we are going back to Nice in the South of France again this year, we all had such a great time last year and there are still places that we need to visit there.  Before I go I must thank all my visitors again for leaving such lovely comments, I really appreciate you finding time to stop by my blog.



13 comments:

Ellie said...

How beautiful! You achieved what you were going for... it's gorgeous...

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card Sally! I love all the attention to detail.
Have a wonderful holiday - the weather is beautiful over here - very hot! Safe travels!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card, Sally! Love the combo of stamps you put together :)
Enjoy your vacation! We just got back from ours and I'm trying to get back into everything again! XX

Barb said...

Sally, I think this is one of my favorites of yours - it is so beautifully layered with such softness! LOVE it! Have a wonderful vacation and hope you'll share some photos when you get back! :)

Yvette said...

I've just been asked the same thing :). So thank you for the inspiration. Both (this & the original) cards are so beautiful. Love those glossy butterflies.
Enjoy your vacation!

Brenda said...

OMG this is exquisite Sally! What a way to leave us just before going on holiday, awesome inspiration! I hope you have a wonderful time. I was wondering whether you would be venturing anywhere near Jacqueline in the South of France whilst you were there? Wouldn't that be awesome!

Dawn said...

what an absolutely gorgeous card Sally. Enjoy your holiday. What a special place to go. Wish I could join you!

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeous card, Sally! I love the pop of ribbon & the gloss on the butterflies :)
Have a wonderful & safe trip!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a beautiful card, Sally! I hope youa are doing well, and that you will have time to stop by and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday real soon. I love stopping by to see your crafty creations, and hope you will share them with us in our challenges.

Blessings to you and your family,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Dotty Jo said...

Your card is just lovely! Have a great holiday Sally, Jo x

Linda Beeson said...

The colors are so wonderful and LOVE the glossy butterflies.

cheiron said...

Simply stunning! Thanks for playing along with Challenge #9 at A Blog Named Hero. Have a great holiday!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

A stunning card, and I love the soft green.
Your original card was beautiful but I think I prefer this colour combination.

Love Sheila x