Friday, 1 July 2011

Bling on the Flourish!


It's quite an odd DT day for me as it is our last challenge this week before our Summer break.  My weeks wont feel the same for a couple of months so I thought Id show my card and rally some support from everyone to see if we can get a really big entry this week!  The prizes are super and include some of Teri's images plus a super selection of beautiful flourishes from our sponsor so please see if you can come and join me this week.

I'll be honest, I do sometimes use a flourish to finish off a card but this week as I was trying to make the flourish a bit more of a prominent player, I fiddled for a long while before I finished upon this design.  No doubt next time I wont stress over the flourish so much and will make a card that knocks the spots off this one?!  Cardmaking gets like this at times for me!

I feel much happier with this card now that I have cut up the flourish!  I made the background and used a couple of paired seahorses from Teri and was quite disappointed when I googled them to see what colour they were.  I thought they'd be a beautiful turquoise and instead they were this sort of ochre colour!

Steves put his back out yet again yesterday so Ive not idea how this weekend will pan out but if it sorts quickly then I hope to be back with some more shares.  Have a lovely weekend and thanks for calling in!
Keryn x


Teri said...

Lovely hot summery colour hun! Hope his back gets better quick, nothing worse than a bloke with an injury!!

Juls said...

this is so so gorgeous!!! HUgs Juls

Happy Days said...

Stunning creations - love the sea horse one. x

Claire x said...

I love the first card and think that the flourish really makes the flower stand out and that its part of it. I don't know what you two are getting up to for Steve to have put his back out again LOL - but I really do hope it mends itself very soon! Have a fab weekend hun. Hugs, Claire x

okienurse said...

Nice cards. Both of them show really good use of the flourishes! I like the way you cut them up to use on the sea horse card! Vickie

Wipso said...

Sorry to hear about Steve's back. I hope it soon improves ...hope you don't suffer too much
A x

Twiglet said...

What is it with men and backs?? G is having physio on his at the mo and spends ages stretched out on the lounge floor doing his exercises. Hope you are Ok and best wishes for speedy recovery to Steve.

Ruthie said...

Hey Keryn = both of them are great - I suffered the same issues as you did!!! AND I cut my flourish up too!

Hope Steve's back doesnt turn out to be too bad


coldwaters2 said...

Wow Keryn these are two super cards that first one is heavenly the colour is terrific and a fabulous second card loving those Sea Horses.
Lorraine x

pinky said...

They are both just so gorgeous Keryn. Poor Steve, hope he isn't in too much pain.