Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mellow Pink Banksia

Hi there,

well things have been quiet lately, on my blog, not at home. Home has resounded with the coughing of my little Miss 4 every night, several times a night, and now me, plus I have viral conjunctavitis - oh joy - NOT. But despite the odds I have managed to make one card this week and its a Mother's day card for my MIL. I decided to use the latest
Mojo Monday sketch and combine it with a pink dominated colour scheme. My MIL is very fond of pink. Here's the sketch.
So having settled on a Regal Rose, Mellow Moss and Pretty in Pink combo. I set to work. I decided to use another of the Aussie native flowers in the new Bloom Away set - the Banksia, and I wanted to frame it in something subtle but lush - so I tried stamping my (new) Floral background stamp and it was perfect for the effect I was looking for. Immediately behind the stamped Banksia I wanted something much more sparse and restrained so it wouldn't draw attention away from the flower - so I used Sanded. The flower itself I coloured using markers and then I used my aquapainter to smooth and blur the colours. Some distressing, pierced borders and punch work finish it off.

(Edited to add - card is 12 x 12 cm).

The next ordeal was to photograph it, it is blowing a freezing gale here today, so the card got blown down into the garden beds quite a few times as I tried to set up shots. I strongly advise anyone coming along to the Aussie convention here in Canberra next weekend to bring LOTS of warm clothes. Anyway here is the card.

Recipe: (All SU unless noted otherwise)
Stamps: Bloom Away, Floral, Sanded, unbranded Mothers Day sentiment
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, Always Artichoke, Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, Word Window punch, Corner Rounder, narrow Mellow Moss grosgrain ribbon, Pink Bo Bunny brads, large Filigree brad, small Fire rhinestone, mat pack and piercing tool, aquapainter, Cutter kit, sponge, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive


  1. Such a fab card Kim and your colouring is perfect! How fab you have a set of native Aussie flowers, I remember seeing the Banksia when I was down under - *sigh* I want to go back!

    I hope you have a great time at Convention! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

    Hugs Kate xx

  2. So pretty! So wellbalanced and lovely colorcombo! It is so fun to visit your blog and see all the wonderful things you are making.

    Hugs Monica

  3. Hello Kim, I just got to your blog from Monica's and I have to say your cards are really pretty. You have inspired me with the rocket card..I need to make some cards for boys and that one is the vibrant colors. So you are all the way out there in of my dream places to go! Perhaps one day I will get there!! I do have a cousin who lives in a place called mullaloo and a friend who is in Melbourne. Such a small world really isn't it.
    Anyway, lovely to go blog hopping and see all the many talented artists isn't it?


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