Thursday, 13 January 2011

Butterfly and orchid card.

Good morning everyone, here's my card for today! I've used Darkroom Door stamps for my images - the orchid is from the Wildflower set, the tiny butterfly is from the Full Bloom Vol. 2 set, the greeting is by Stamp-It. I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink for the orchid and greeting and Brilliance Starlite Black for the butterfly - love this ink, it looks like a shimmery grey colour. The Designer Paper is Basic Grey 'Among the ruins' from Scarlet's Letter Collection. The cardstock is Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey, the black is Pedigree Paper. The ribbon is also Stampin' Up.

I've entered this card for the following challenges:
Card Patterns - Sketch 97
Basic Grey Challenges - Dots and Spots
Moxie Fab World - Gray is the new Black challenge.
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes.

Please spare a thought today for the residents of the state of Queensland here in Australia. I'm sure you've heard of the devastating floods there affecting 75% of the state - to put that in perspective, it's an area the size of France and Germany combined! We won't know the extent of the damage and lives lost for some weeks to come yet. Already there have been heartbreaking stories emerge of children or their parents being swept away by flood waters, a lot of these people had no warning of the floods as they approached too fast to act. If you can, please donate to the appeal or help in any way you are able to!
BTW, if you think that climate change doesn't happen, well, this is the result of what happens when our oceans get too warm!


~amy~ said...

Sooo sorry to hear about the flooding!!!

Your card is gorgeous! So very striking!!! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

Belinda said...

Wow, so lovely!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

fabulous card Lyn; every one you do looks more striking. How had you done the open scallops around the edge of the image? Was it a die-cut; not sure I read there... That you made it work for FOUR separate challenges was a challenge in itself I think! Excellent.

Andrea said...

Beautiful card Lyn, just stunning!

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Lyn, love your colour choice with the spotty Scarlett's letter papers and such a beautiful image.

Thanks so much for joining us in the Basic Grey challenge.
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely card Lyn!

Track Potato Lady said...

Your card is magnificent. It is just so beautiful, it made me gasp in awe.
I am so very sorry to hear about the flooding in Queensland. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted. Take good care. Janis

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful stamping. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne.

I am an Aussie girl too, the floods have emotionally affected us all, my heart goes out the the victims.

Claire said...

Beautiful stamping! I love your card, its so effective.
The devastation caused by the flooding is terrible, my heart goes out to everyone involved
Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful card, Lyn, the colours are just so yummy.
I think that anyone who's ever been to Brisbane is in total shock & disbelief, we can only hope that those affected will soon have some kind of normality back in their lives.

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Lyn, this is so so gorgeous!! I love your layout as everything goes together so nicely!! TFS! :)

Lou said...

Hi!A gorgeous card Lyn,the colour mix is very lovely and such a nice design.
Do totally feel for all,hope things get better very soon.
thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenge,hugs Lou & DT.xx

Joanna K said...

What a beautiful card, lovely colours! Thank you for joining us at the LIIU and hope you can join us again soon ;) Hugs, Joanna x

Liz Weber said...

Beautiful card Lyn, so rich and elegant and I just love your beautifully stamped image, very classy.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, it was lovely to hear from you.

Beth said...

This is another beauty my friend and the people of Australia have definitely been in my thoughts and prayers there is just devastating weather patterns going on everywhere and here in the states we are having our share.

Cath said...

Hey Lyn! Thanks for entering the Gray is the New Black challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Kathi said...

Wonderful card!

I didn't realize that the effected area was so huge. It's so very sad for those involved.