This is Milo behaving
... and this is Milo NOT
Milo was one of the presents we gave Emma for her birthday last week. She's been begging us for a ginger kitten for ages, and we finally caved. He's soooo cute. Emma had a great birthday, thank you all for your lovely birthday messages, she was dead chuffed by the number of well-wishers.
Anyhoo, onto my card today. Once again I've used Saturated Canary's Ava. I really love this image. I'm working on getting over my fear of using darker colours. You may have noticed that my cards are pretty much all pastel in colour tone. So today I've tried to go darker. I started with colours I'm comfortable with and then used C5 and C3 to darken them and added more colour to deepen it. I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out, but I've still got a long way to go before I'll consider this mastered. I distressed the edges of the image and clouds with Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky DI. I added some glossy accent and glitter to the balloon. The papers are a combination of Crafty Individuals Background Papers 'Book 1' and Core'dinations cs. The ribbon bow is from my stash of bows that I make with scraps. The flowers are Wild Orchid the punched leaves are out of a box of bits, the cloud dies are Memory Box. The butterflies are a little Woodware punch and the little jewels on them are from Mei Flower. The sentiment is from Whimsical Designs Whimsical Fun Vol.1.
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
- http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-70.html (easel cards)
- http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/paper-pretties-wednesday-challenge_25.html (birthday card)
Thanks so much for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of your weekend. xox