Friday, 13 August 2010

DU2DS Blooms and Charms

A great theme for the challenge at DU2 this week as it has given me the opportunity to play with Christine's wonderful Fusia image which I have coveted for a while now!
Stunning isn't it!

I've been playing around with different ways of creating backgrounds and love the way this has turned out.  I painted the flowers with TH distress inks after printing out but the image was very stark against the background so i wanted to soften the whole thing. I brushed mustard seed over the centre of the image, then brushed barn door around the edge and I love the softly muted look it gives the whole thing.  

After trying one charm after the other I decided none of them looked right so made a wire and bead thingy myself and am fairly pleased with the result.

Have fun this weekend and don't forget to create some special moments in time for yourselves!

x Michelle

17 comments:

themessycraftroom said...

Another beautiful card Michelle. I've bought those colours of inks but not played with them yet. Love the ribbon and the beads and wire. A lovely rich card. Hugs x ChrisB

Netty said...

Gorgeous, Annette x

craftimamma said...

This is just gorgeous Michelle. A stunning image of one of my favourite flowers and your bead decoration looks perfect.

Your background blending has turned out beautifully too.

Hugs
Lesley XX

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Michelle, this is stunning.
luv
Debby

PatR said...

Stunning card Michelle!
xx

Chris said...

I love the way it turned out too :D, such gorgeous rich colours and wonderful colouring too. Have a great weekend. Chris x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the colours are so vibrant, love your bead thingy.

Sally H said...

That's gorgeous, Michelle! I lvoe the colours and your background worked brilliantly x

Clarky J said...

Having seen this in real life too I can honestly say you get better and better - the colours are so rich and vibrant stunning really stunning x

Anne said...

This really is stunning Michelle. the image is gorgeous but your brushed edges are so soft, it's really beautiful! :o) xx

She said...

Hi Michelle. This is a beautiful card, I love it, it is stunning. S xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is beautiful x

judie said...

this is gorjuss, love those colours, well done on such a great project xx

Zoechaos said...

Very pretty colours are stunning. xx Zoe

Margaret said...

THis must be one of the most stunning cards that I've seen, and I've seen a lot!!
I love everthing about it, your colouring is superb :o)

georgina said...

this is so vibrant Michelle and of course you made the charm yourself, i'd have expected nothing less,i love it, luv Georginaxx

Ildiko said...

Wow Michelle, you make the most amazing background with TH ink. This is whe I realize how much I still got to learn lol
hugs
Ildiko