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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Retirement Card

A colleague at work is retiring at work tomorrow so I wanted to make a special card for her.  I have used some Summer Driggs papers and some silver mirri board.  The image was stamped with Memento ink using an Artylicious seaside stamp.  I have then coloured in the picture with a mixture of Promarkers and watercolour pencils.  I then used two different blue and two different green ink pads with cut-and-dry foam to distress around the edge.  The card is finished off with some ric-rac ribbon, a sentiment from the computer, some ribbon and two nautical charms.  Just hope she likes it.

This card fits the criteria for the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz Challenge - anything but Christmas

Paper Play Challenge - New beginnings - hope this card is OK.  Retiring is known as a new beginning ie you have finished your work life and then it's time for you

Sketchy Colors - Green/blue

CRAFT Challenge - free for all

Tellen's Place - Need to use a black card base (I don't normally take a photo of the back of the card but wasn't sure if on the front picture it could be clearly seen that I'd used a black card).


Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Kym, this is such a nice card; beautiful blues and a great image -love to see lighthouses. I love that you put those sea shells on the black portion of the card - really cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place! ;D

Liz said...

Hello Kim I am back here again! Love your retirement card really nice image Thanks for playing along with paperplay Challenge

Liz xx

Marianne said...

I really love your beautiful card!
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors, and good luck!
Hugs, Marianne:)

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, such a lovely image and the colouring is super. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT. Anesha

Michelle B said...

Very cute card Kim! Thank you for joining us over at Tellen's Place this week...Be sure to join us after the holidays for some more fun!

Michelle B.

Allison said...

lovely retirement card
Thanks for joining us at Charisma

Fink said...

Cute card. The lighthouse is perfect and I am sure the retiree will love it!

Sally said...

Stunning card. I just love lighthouses. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Deirdre said...

Kym, Retirement is so totally a new beginning and new chapter - love your card. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. Can't wait to see what is in the surprise box that Sandie has in her santa bag! Happy Holidays to you and yours. x

Trimgym said...

Just such a lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck! Have a good Christmas.


blackdragon said...

this is lovely... i have this stamp but havent used it yet... i hope i can do it justice like you have .thank you for playing with us at tellens place this week hugs lynx

Hope Jacare said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x

Alex said...

Very stunning card.

JanJay said...

This is a great card, thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Kym, it is perfect for Paper Plays new beginnings. Thanks for joining us
hugs Mandy xx

Julie M said...

Wonderful card, Kym. I just love that stamp - such a relaxing image.

Thanks for joining us again on PaperPlay.

Julie :o)