'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, 3 May 2019

Good morning Peeps!

The theme at Allsorts Challenge this week is Mother's Day or Feminine, so, since we've already had Mother's Day in the UK, I made a feminine card, using some of my latest favourite images.

The background is smooshed Oxides in shades of purple (Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Mulled Lavender) with a touch of Squeezed Lemonade and some Fossilised Amber for the sun behind the tree and Salty Ocean for the sky. The tree is a Lavinia stamp and the girls and words are from Jane Davenport, coloured with Prisma Pencls. I tried scanning this, but the colours were so far out, I took a photo instead and it's much truer to life. It's not the perfect tree for this idea, but it's a tree I love, so I used it anyway 😉  I toyed with adding some stencilling in the background, but decided against it, though I may try it next time I use the images.

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge is also Feminine, or Add a sentiment, so I'll link to that and to
Creative Knockouts, whose theme is Friendship

Timeout have chosen 'Playful' for their theme, and I think this fits that theme perfectly. I'll also link to 
Make My Monday's Wings theme.

I love this oddball fairy but I also love the House Mouse words, which I've had for a LONG time!
I went back to my beloved Adirondack inkpads for this colour combination, lightly sponging Raspberry and Clover on the background, then colouring the fairy with Prisma Pencils. The leaves and 'buttercups' are Lavinia Stamps.

Thank you for calling in today 😊

I'll be back soon


23 very kind comments from lovely people:

Mummylade said...

Wonderful colouring! Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Dawn Phillips said...

I love your oddball fairy. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

My name is Erika. said...

These are amazing cards Cath. I like the girl theme. And that second quote about being too cute to take life seriously really made me smile. It is great! Your choice of ladies is great. I love that line of stamps (which i can't think of right now as I am still half asleep this morning. Hurrah for it being Friday.) Happy almost weekend. Hugs-Erika

junemac2 said...

Cath these are fab cards. I just fell in love with that fairy. she captured my heart. x

Hugs June x

froebelsternchen said...

I am totally in love with this two unique and happy creations dear Cath! AWEOME! Happy weekend dear friend!♥♥♥
Susi xxx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such amazing makes! I love the two friends under the friendship tree and the cute fairy and quote 😀. I hope you've had a lovely week! Thanks for the smiles and wishing you a happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous oxide background and I love the stamps---love the cute image and fun sentiment on the second card
carol x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards Cath, lovely images and colours.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Both wonderful cards. I love the images and your coloring. That little fairy is as playful as can be. I just love her and I LOVE that sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love both cards, Cath. Both are SO different, and I laughed and laughed when I saw the second one. Great choices for both and beautiful friendship tree, too.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic cards Cath, but I have to say the second one is my favourite, I had to smile when I read the words you used.
Yvonne xx

brenda said...

I'm running very late this week Cath, been deep in DT work, but had to come and thank you for joining in at Allsorts, two super cards and the image on the second is such fun.

B x

Mrs.B said...

Two fabulous cards Cath, love the words you used with that 'cute' fairy.
Avril xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous cards Cath! I love the fairy! xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Both are lovely - I love the gentle look of the first one and the bottom one made me smile with that quote! Hugs, Chrisx

Sue said...

These are beautiful Cath, your colours are always perfect. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Ellibelle said...

These are so beautiful and artistic!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

Caty said...

Woowwww How lovely are these cards Cath !! Just GORGEOUS !! love them both. The first one has got a wonderful background, the stamps are very beautiful. And the second one is super-Cute !! Love this little fairy, great stamps too, colours, and quote !
I wish you a very nice day,
Big hugs, Caty

Neet said...

Love those Davenport stamps, especially the words - both meaning and the script. If only I could draw figures like that and do lettering just a bit like that! This is a gorgeous feminine card Cath and I love the way you have done the background - fabulous colours.
Love your fairy - she is so danged cute! What a wonderful little world she is flying around too. Great background in other words, again the colouring is fabulous. I do like how it changes as you go up the card from the grass to the sky.
Hugs, Neet xx

Gio said...

Both cards are so lovely, Cath. I love love the one with the girls and the beautiful tree. Brilliant design.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :-)

April said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at the Creative Knockouts Challenge.


Aimeslee Winans said...

Love me some cool colors blue pueple green. And you have me all fixed up with these cards. Eye-candy! xoxo

Cazro said...

Loving your different style , a super cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT