Our theme this month was my choice, and, just like everyone, although I don't like to think of it, there are times in our life when a not so jolly card is required, so I thought I'd bite the bullet & choose sympathy, thinking about you & get well.
I opened Liz's parcel first & found some lovely bits & bobs, including this poppy image, which is one of my favourite stamps. All I added to this was the glitter strip, the sentiment & the three red gems.
Everything on this card came from the parcel. Because I decided to use the flowery background paper, I didn't want the image to be too fussy, so I used very few colours on the flowers. I love this little girl stamp, she's very versatile.
This butterfly is one of Liz's favourite dies :o) Because it was cut with 2 tone paper, I wanted to keep to that & although you can't see it very well, the white card is mounted onto a dark green card. All I added to this was the silver gems to give it a bit of a lift.
Another card using the little girl image. This was hard to photograph because of all the different shades of green :o) Some look more like yellow or mustard in the pic, but in reality, they're all various shades of light green. Again, all I added was the green gems & I used a die to cut the image & its background .
Now on to Terri's parcel :o)
This lovely bouquet just shouted *get well card* to me, so I just matt & layered it onto a purple paper that was in the parcel & then used vellum for the top left & another purple for the bottom.Also in the parcel was the lovely black butterfly sticky ribbon & just to continue the theme, I stamped black butterflies in random places. Not too sure if they go, really, but it's too late now :o)
Terri is a great advocate for reduce, reuse & recycle, so she often includes old cards & pictures & as well as the flower bouquet above, she included the following two flowers :o)
Lilies, to me, are rather like chrysanths - they are traditional on sympathy cards and for funerals. I used a die to cut this single lily from the card front Terri had included & decided to keep it as simple as possible. I think simple cards for sad occasions are much more suitable. But maybe that's just me :o) I just added black glitter strip & gems from my stash.
And lastly, the other flower from a card front, the beautiful poppy. Nothing, in my opinion, can really improve a poppy, so yet again, plain & simple was the order of the day.
Now onto September's parcels, where the theme is:
MEN !!! ::o)