Thursday, July 29, 2010

5 Years Today!

My five year wedding anniversary is today and I wanted a special card for DH. I have been saving this image to use for an anniversary card. I love the peaceful feel - of taking a moment, that it's the little time spent together that's important. Can you tell we aren't "Grand Gesture" people?

While I love the image, I really struggled with this card. I had so much trouble balancing this image. I did not want to put a flower on the card. Hubbies should be able to display their cards with pride at work and don't need really girlie cards. However, I couldn't find anything that would balance my image. The flower is coloured with copics and I need to find a more swede or creamy colour. I also like the sentiment but would put it a touch lower if I was making this again. The image is coloured with a mixture of Copics and Prismacolours. I prefer the soft effects of the Prismas but wanted the Copics for the sky and skin. I like how blending them together work. I want to try layering them next.

I did start with the layout from Papertake Weekly but I admit I butchered, I mean, altered it, for my purposes.

Other Challenges this card meets:
Delightful Challenges - the great outdoors, 2 (sheets of) papers (used both sides of one) and 3 (layered) embellishments
Simon Says - Going Dotty
Cards for Men - one image, 2 (sheets of) papers (used both sides of one) and 3 (layered) embellishments
Crafty Catz Weekly - Summertime
Crafty Creations - Summer Lovin'
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Stretch That Plastic


  1. Beautiful card! Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  2. such a tender image....fab card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  3. Happy happy Anniversary! This is such a lovely card. My husband and I will celebrate our 10 year anniversary in September. :) Congrats and enjoy your special day!!

  4. A lovely card Christine, you're right that beautiful image really does convey peace and tranquility. Wonderful colours and colouring.
    So glad you could join the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
    hugs Heather xx

  5. Hi Christine
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
    hugs Dianne xx

  6. Aw very sweet image and sentiment :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  7. Happy Anniversary, Christine! I hope it is a fabulous day for the two of you with time to reflect. Great card for hubby :-)

  8. This is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week!

  9. Gorgeous, beautiful card.

  10. Fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful challenges,
    hugs Dianne xx

  11. Happy Anniversary! Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with PIO - we appreciated your support!

  12. Congrats with your 5 years anniversay. :))
    It's a beautiful card with a great image. Love it.
    Thanks for joining DC.



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    Jessica Lynn

  14. How sweet! Thanks for playing with us at Delightful Challenges - good luck! If you are interested, I have blog candy going on right now.