Monday, 2 May 2011

GorJuss girls are back in town!

In my basket of new things,which I'm determined won't be put away until I've tried them out lest I forget I've got them in the first place, are six unused GorJuss girls stamps. The number is now down to five 'cos I just made this:

It's really peculiar though, the green on her dress (the stamp is called Flower Girl) really leaps out and the greens in the papers and the die cut green swirl (Tim Holtz) and Nesties scallop have faded and become wishy washy when they're so similar in real life. Try as I might I can't get a decent photo, I had to resort to using the camera flash to get the best result I could :( Am not a happy bunny about it but I did try!

Of course I played with Pro Markers, the background papers are from a free set of lovely papers which came with Quick Cards Made Easy called Vintage Rose Collection by Pink Petticoat. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the pearl stems, lace and other pearls are all from my stash.

Still on a roll with challenges I'm entering this into Totally GorJuss #78, 1,2,3. I've used 1 image, 2 papers and 3 flowers. 

I'm also entering it into My Mum's Craft Shop 'Flowers'. The very talented Cebelica has just joined their DT, she's a real sweetie who often comments on my little blog and I'm delighted for her - well done honey! Oh, and she is currently offering some great candy over on her blog - runs until the end of May - to celebrate a number of things that have been happening for her lately. It's on my sidebar or you can click on the Cebelica link above.

That's my offering for today - time to sit with a glass of wine in the garden and watch the birdies soon, maybe I should do a few chores first though!



Rusty said...

Love the flourish you have used, beautiful card, lovely colours! x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a pretty image Di. Love layout and all the detail you have put into it. Also love the pearls.
Diane :-) xx

p.s At home I'm called Diane but at work they call me Di lol. Just as well on the blog your Di and I'm Diane lol :-)

Kitty said...

So pretty, fab colouring too! I have a quite a few unused stamps but i am getting through them all, whilst buying more lol!

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenges for this weeks challenge and we hope to see you again next time!

Kitty xx

bettand said...

Love the colours and the gorjuss girl. Thanks for playing at the TG this week. Bettina:)

bernietom47 said...

So Sweet! The DP, lace, pearls and flowers perfectly set off that cute image perfectly.
I believe the reason your colors don't look the same as they do IRL is the chemicals used to die the papers and those in your makers are different. Each chemical absorbs and reflects light differently. We cant see them until the camera picks up those differences.

Di said...

Thank you so much for that Bernie - I did think it must be the difference between the papers and the inks but you summed it up so well. I feel happier now! Hugs, Di x

cebelica said...

Awww, how cute is this?! I love this card! Adorable image which you colored beautifully, fab flowers and all other lovely details. Amazing! Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges this week! Hugs!

Carrie said...

I know what you mean.. I have just gone and inked up one of every stamped image I have (took ages) but there were so many I had never used!! fabby card hunni.. Thanks for playing at MMCS this week xx

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image and fab colours. So pretty!
Thanks for joining in this week with Totally Gorjuss 123 challenge.
Hugs Sue x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Pwetty . . . very pwetty and CUTE!

Hugs, Sandra