Saturday, 20 June 2009

Fred She Said DT card

Hello everyone, but nobody even noticed I hadn't posted since Wednesday did you?
Well I have been really busy with stuff at home but also working on DT stuff which will be shown at the start of the week. My Son Liam is in his last year at Primary School and will be going to Academy (High school) after the Summer Holidays so on Thursday and Friday he was up at the Academy instead of his own school. He really enjoyed it but it's a lot farther away than the school he is at just now and in the opposite direction so he had no idea how to get there, and to be honest neither did I lol. So on Thursday morning we phoned for a taxi to take us there so we knew where we were going for the next day but Liam had to come home himself as I have to pick his sister up from her school and the poor kid got lost. Then yesterday I told him to walk down to beside our doctors surgery and get the bus home because he knows how to get to the doctors but he lost his bus fares and the school had to phone his Dad to come pick him up! What a kid lol. He has to go there 1 day a week next week and the week after so we are going to take a walk up there a few times so he knows where he's going next time. I think yesterday he probably didn't lose his money, it was pouring of rain and he probably just didn't want to walk to the bus stop in the rain because it's about a 10 minute walk away so he got his Dad to come get him lol. Couldn't blame him though, the weather was terrible yesterday and I would of done the same lol. Can't believe he is going up to the "big" school, he is a year younger than some of the other kids in his class as his birthday is in February so he started school when he was 4 instead of 5, so he is only 11 and is the smallest kid in his class too.
Well I suppose they have to grow up sometime and he can't be my baby forever. Anyway here's my DT card for Fred She Said.

I have used the 5 petal pointy flowers and some leaves from the same set. You get a sheet of different leaves and also 6 petal flowers too. I have used just one kind of the flowers but there is another kind in both the 5 and 6 petals. You just get so much for your money in Tracey's sets. If you haven't checked out Tracey's work, you really are missing out. Click on the link in my sidebar to take you to the FSS shop and have a look at all her beautiful flowers and other images too.
I have kept this card really simple to keep the flowers as the main focus. I coloured them with my Copics and also added icicle stickles to the petals. There are lots of ways you can use these flowers but I used my embossing tools. A large one on the end of the petals to curl them and a thin one to emboss a line near the base which curls them even more both done on the back of the flowers, then turned the flowers over and used my large embossing tool in the middle and at the base of the petals which makes them sit nicely. I did also use my embossing tool on the leaves just to give them a bit of shape but I don't think you can see that very well.
The paper I have used is DCWV and lace from my stash. I also used some pearl paint in the middle of the flowers and at the corners of the card.

That was a long post for such a simple card wasn't it? Oh well it written now lol.
I'm off to do some bloghopping in a bit so will see you all at your place soon.

Lora x


BonnieRose said...


Donna said...

You've done a beautiful job on the flowers Lora, love your arrangements and coloring.

Jen said...

cute card creation!! great use of the FSS flowers!!


Sara said...

Beautiful card!

Scrubbysue said...

This is lovely lora! I love the flowers!!

Maria Matter said...

Lora, this is just beautiful! A great design!!!

What a transition for Liam! I'm sure he'll get the hang of it in no time, pretty excited too I bet! My youngest is eleven and I can't help but look at him as my 'baby'! Aren't 11/12 year olds...called preteens?! eek! lol
take care Lora
Blessings, Maria

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lora.

Hugs Riet.x