Friday, January 9, 2009

Sunset Iris

Happy New Year Everyone. I hope this post finds you all well. It has been such a hectic time of year and now things are starting to slow down a little, this is good because it gives me time to stamp and create, it also gives me time to blog and catch up with friends all over the world. I am back on the forums and have decided to kick the year off with a very bright and cheery card. I was lacking a little bit of design inspiration so I went back through the cards sketch challenges and came up with this beauty.
This card was made for the Flourishes Tuesday Chat Challenge over on SCS. The challenge was to make a square card with a flower on it. Yes pretty simple but exactly what I needed to get back into the swing of things.
First I embossed the Flourishes Siberian Iris in Silver metallic EP on watercolour paper.
I then watercoloured the Iris using my brand NEW Lyra watercolour Crayons (my Christmas gift to myself). They are fabulous, stunning, gorgeous and easy to use.
In this close up you can see how easily the colours have blended together.
I matched the watercolours to the designer paper I had chosen. (DP is by Cosmo Cricket, cardstock is Core-dinations). I then cut everything to size, cut circles with the classic nestabilities and layered it all together.

Whilst I was on holidays over Christmas I spent the day stamping with Deb at Heavenscent Crafts, She showed me these wonderful Lyra Crayons and as they say the rest is history.
Heavenscent Crafts sell these wonderful Lyra Crayons. The shop is also the Australian distributor for Flourishes stamps. For more information contact Debbie on the link above. Tell her Michelle sent you.

Wishing you all a safe and happy 2009
Inking of you all
Until Next Time


Anita said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

Lois (clownmom) said...

I think Siberian Iris is my all-time favorite Flourishes set. Your rich colors are so pretty on this. Beautiful card.

And congrats on the new look of your blog!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Michelle, this is just beautiful!!!!! Great colors and love the embossing.

Love the blog!!!!! Great colors and banner!!!!!

Dee Jackson said...

your card is gorgeous!! I love the colors. Welcome to blog land