25 August 2012

A grand day out



Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good week and the weekend is off to a good start. A card and it's presentation box to share today which was made for a very special lady who's just had her birthday. 

Tilda and Edwin siblings are having a grand day out in the country, sitting among the flowers under the old oak tree :). Everything is watercoloured and background scene doodled in. The swirly roses are hand cut from colour washed thin paper and the Magnolia DooHickey vintage flowers were cut from the same paper. I added lots of pearl pen pearls, faux stitching and a handmade background paper.


I made a box for the card to be presented paper using thick blue card and Prima paper.



All the flowers and leaves are made using DooHickey dies cut from the same blue card and Prima paper with the edges either inked or distressed with sandpaper. I made a band for the middle using a Martha Stewart punch on the edges.

Thank you for visiting as always and I'll be back soon with a post about the gift that went with this card :)

17 comments:

Fleur said...

Oh WOW Chris what a beautiful card, it's truly stunning, the background and the little flowers are so pretty & the box is just gorgeous. Hope you are keeping well
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sasha said...

This is so precious, Chris. Beautifully coloured, as always, and so many pretty things added with your fabulous doodling. Love your box and gorgeous roses, too x

Lou said...

Hi!oh this is really gorgeous** Chris,such a lovely scene and so much yummy made detail-your colours and colouring are just amazing too.Hope you have a lovely weekend,hugs Lou.xx

Fiona said...

Stunning as always Chris, I'm sure the recipient was thrilled. Hope all good with you.
x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...BEAUTIFUL...how utterly gorgeous is this card chris, your shading is so unique & your attention to detail is second to none, i'm mesmerised by all you have done & loVe the delicate flowers & their watery shades...the box is a work of art in itself , loVe the Martha Stewart punch...this is a beautiful keepsake...Melxx :)
Wishing you a loVely weekend Chris, come rain or shine...X

Denise and Louise said...

This is gorgeous Chris. Love that background you just "doodled" in and the fantastic colouring. Beautiful box too.
Hugs
Denise xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Was a gorgeous card and box, I utterly love it all!!
Your work is stunning, I love the image you have created with your doodling,
mega clever!!
Love, Mel. xxx

Nicola said...

Stunning card and box set Chris, love the scene on the card with all that fab doodling and the box is pure class!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Christina C. said...

Ohhhhhhh, Chris, I see your artistic touches all over this card.....simply phenomenal! You did a spectacular job showcasing this cute duo...BRAVO!!!
The presentation box is equally gorgeous....you are simply amazing!!!! I'm running out of superlatives, Chris!

Tine said...

Fabulous set, Chris. The box is a perfect finish to your fantastic card. You do have a way with your Magnolia images.
Tine :)

Delphine said...

Hello Chris, I actually discovered this post this morning... and stayed a very long time admiring your gorgeous scene and wanted to come back later to look at it again... And here I am! I absolutely love your watercolouring and doodling, your images are unique!!! Your box is gorgeous too! This set is really like "a jewel and its box":-)... Superb! Hugs Delphine xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow wow wow... Chris... this is also breathtaking. seriously.. gettting something from you like this.. you do not need to add anything else to a gift!!!

Diane J said...

Gorgeous as ever :o) Stunning card and beautiful box... there will be one very happy recipient of this somewhere out there, only wish it was me hahaha
Love Diane xx

Carole Pillon said...

Ths card is like a piece of art. This is so beautiful. Well done Chris !

Sandy said...

Gorgeous! Beautifully done. Your box is incredible!
Sandy

Sue from Oregon said...

Your cards are so rich and yummy Chris!

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous creation, Chris! The card is stunning! Amazing box too!