Monday, December 3, 2012

December Beautiful World Tour!

Hello Everyone and welcome to this month's Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!!  If you've jetted in from Naomi's Blog, then you are at the correct destination, if not, you may want to start back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog so that you don't miss any of this month's beauties!!  Of course, you also have the chance to win a FREE STAMP SET just by commenting on each of the blogs from this month's Beautiful World Tour!!  Check the Flourishes Blog to see who's won this month! 

This month our hostess is Naomi and she's challenged us to SHINE!!  The weather is turning cold in Canada where Naomi lives, however here in Australia it has just officially turned to SUMMER, what could be more lovely than a beautiful vase of flowers to celebrate Summer??  :)  I was inspired by Flourishes' Garden Picks stamp set for this month's challenge!
I began with a base of vanilla cut with Grand Labels 23 (which I added a little extra colour to by airbrushing some RV52 on it).  It's been layered with some light aqua card and a piece of FabScraps Marie Antoinette Pink Carriage DP.  Around this I've added a piece of Ivory Crochet Lace.  Next I've cut a piece of pink Bazzill with Floral Oval Nestabilities and adhered it to the front.  Over this I've attached a piece of pale pink taffeta ribbon.  The flowers and vase images from Garden Picks has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics (RV000, RV52, RV55, G40, G43, G46, B0000, B000, YR30 and YR31) and then cut out with Large Oval Nestabilities.  Attach image to the front of the card and then use some Clear Gel Glue to attach buttons and bow.

So......where does the Shine come in????  I've used the same X-press It Clear Gel Glue to go over the top of the water in my image......hey presto, instant glossy water effect!  (Make sure you let it dry REALLY well!!!)

Stamps - Garden Picks (Flourishes)
Paper - Blending Card, Pink Bazzill, Very Vanilla, Aqua, FabScraps Marie Antoinette Pink Carriage DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Large Oval and Floral Oval Nestabilities, Grand Labels 23 Nestabilities, Ivory Crochet Lace, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Buttons, X-press It Clear Gel Glue.

The next destination on today's tour is........ENGLAND!!

Thanks for visiting and hope you are Inspired to Stamp!!  :)

16 comments:

scottish crafter said...

What a love card love the flowers, coloured beautifully, and love the water effect.

Wilma x x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and the colours.

Anne-Elise said...

What a gorgeous card, Kathy! Love the pink frame, the beautifully colored image, the cute buttons and the pretty bow! The water effect is perfect too! Hugs

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Kathy! Beautifully stamped and coloured. I love your glass vase! Such a pretty pink bow, too :)
If only you could send some of your lovely weather here to the UK. It's freezing here! xx

Miriam Prantner said...

Great shape, love the layers and the beautiful coloring.

Karen W said...

How soft and pretty, looks like sherbert!!

Gab said...

Just so pretty

ChristineCreations said...

I just can't get over the fact that it is summer for you. It must be a whole different experience celebrating Christmas in the warmth. I'm sure that neither of us have known it any other way - you warm, me cold! This is beautiful Kathy!

Sue D said...

very pretty and I like the gel glue to make the water shiny.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Kathy... this is just simply beautiful!! I love the beautiful pinks and whites together. Gorgeous card!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

So soft, and pretty... I love the colours you used, and the shape of the card is so fun!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous coloring and card, Kathy!
Hugs and smiles

zehra said...

lovely card. love the layout and your coloring. Beautiful pinks used here.

Ravengirl said...

So lovely! It's a beautiful bit of summer in our dark and rainy winter! I love the glow around the vase!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful coloring. So pretty and feminine.

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely gorgeous, kathy!! love all the die-cutting and of course your superbly colored image!!

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