Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Last Card of 2013

Can you believe that 2014 is almost here?!! This is another year that has flown by - but I wanted to thank all of my blog readers for stopping by and visiting me throughout the year.   I know winter is just getting ready to kick in full gear, so I figured a nice bright flower card would be a great way to end the year.  May you have many blessings for 2014!

 I used this color inspiration from Lindy's Stamp Gang December Challenge for the inspiration for my card.  The colors were brighter than what I normally work with, but I still managed to shabby-chic them up a bit.

 After I shaped my flowers, I embossed them using HollyHock/Scarlet Plum EP.  I also added the dots to my Hellebore flower using Twilight Blue Slate.

 I built up many layers of powder for this architectural element using Aurora Amethyst and Silver Moon Turquoise


I used a Sizzix folder to emboss the wood planks for my background with a bright blue paper and painted it with watered down gesso.  I added in some washi tape for texture and spritzed some Blue Hawaiian Blue Starburst spray over the top.  I kept layering the mist and the gesso, and added a little bit of the Silver Moon Turquoise and Hydrangea Blue Mauve embossing powders over the raised areas.  I really love how the background turned out.

I'll see you back in 2014~  Have a Happy New Year!


Linda said...

Gini I love this card. I love the colors. I am a big fan of Lindys Stamp Gang products. Perfecto!

Lynne said...

Stunning card!!

Irina Gerschuk said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining the LSG color challenge)))

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my word, Gini! Those flowers are just off the chart. Seems like your artistry has just leapt to a whole new level of late. Each creation more glorious than the one before. What are you eating for breakfast? I need to have it, too! LOL Seriously...amazing work!

Kathleen Harrington said...

I love this card. My favorite part is the purple flower in the middle. Did you make that from a die? It almost looks like it is made from fondant. Great color scheme and layering effects.

Kathleen Harrington