Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Barry Summer Swing for Samantha

I was looking for a card to give to the lovely Samantha for her birthday (which is today!!), and found none in my stash that were not overloaded with pink.  Since she doesn't like pink, I decided that I would just 'have' to make one specially for her, and restrain myself from using my own favourite colour.  I opted instead for a summery citrus colour scheme, with not an ounce of pink in sight.

She also likes C&S designs so I've tried (again) to keep it minimalistic, but it feels a bit unfinished to me!

Please pop over to Samantha's blog and wish her a happy birthday.  She's been having a bit of a rough time lately, and could probably do with some extra friendly comments.

Happy birthday honey!  Luv ya.

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Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
  • Joanna Sheen - Citrus Colours (soooo not "my colours", this was a real challenge!)
  • Without Words - Summer Picnic Colours (red seat, cream card for matting, green everywhere else!)
  • Tando Creative - Favourite Artist (my all time favourite artist is Monet, and I just adore his Japanese footbridge over the water lily pond, which is probably one of his most famous paintings.  It looks so tranquil and I'd love to be sitting on the bridge dangling my toes over the edge!  I've used the yellow and green colours and also tried to capture the relaxing tranquillity of the scene in my project.  Click on the image below to find out more about the painting.  I love love love it!!  I just wish I could create something as classically beautiful!)
monet japanese bridge
Happy Crafting


Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful little card and I love the mix of design papers. Yes, green is a very tranquil colour, one of my favourite colours.
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Sarah said...

Wonderful card Annette, gives a calming feeling. Samantha will love it xx

Mojca said...

I bet she'll love it! It is really gorgeous Annette. hugs! MOjca

Elise said...

Wowww Annette! This is soooo GORGEOUS! I love your colouring .. and your sky is AMAZING!!! :) I love it!

Big Hugs,

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful hun! Love the colours and design, and your fab colouring of the lovely Barry :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Cocofolies said...

Hi Annette, I'm really happy to see your entry, and I love both Monet and your beautiful and cute version of this artistic painting you were inspired by ! Far away from the original LOL but that's good to not copy the same !! Thank you for sharing with us at Tando ! Coco x

thecraftycavalier said...

Beautiful card Netty! Love those papers and the image is just super cute :D Thank you for joining us over at Joanna Sheen, hugs, Jayne xx

Squirrel x said...

This is just fabulous hun, and fits so well with our July theme. Thanks for playing at Without Words this month. Hugs Squirrel xx

Dana Tatar said...

Super cute card! The image is colored beautifully. Thanks for joining the challenge at Tando Creative!

Carol Plume said...

what a pretty card - thank you for sharing at Tando Creative this month.

Joey said...

Beautiful card Annette, love the corners, thanks for joining us at without words. Joey xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Annette, thanks for joining us at Without Words.

Donna X

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