Saturday, 28 July 2012

Fabulous!!


The challenge at ColourQ this week is to use the following colours:


I quite often this Fabulous stamp (Heidi Swapp) and the dressform stamp (Kanban) together, and I almost always paper-piece the dress.  Fortunately I had some paper that contained three of the four colours required!  A flower and some bling, and hey presto.

Talking of fabulous, what did you think of the Olympics Opening Ceremony?  The stand-out moments for me were the industrial landscape (those chimneys rising from the ground!), the forging of the fifth Olympic ring and raising it to the skies, the Queen parachuting in (what a hoot!!), Mr Bean (genius), passing the torch to the next generation, and the lighting and raising of the cauldron.  How on earth they managed to keep it all secret is a mystery.  The other mystery to most of Britain is the tribute to the NHS (goodness knows what the rest of the world thought!).  One thing about Britain, we can always be relied upon for ingenuity.  And eccentricity.


7 comments:

  1. What a FAB-U-LOUS card! Love the large lettering and the colors are so fun and bright. Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques and looks awesome on that dress! Love the bling to finish the card off.

    Really enjoyed watching the opening ceremonies. Loved the "queen" skydiving! Shows her sense of humour. Mr. Bean was hilarious. It's just amazing how all those volunteers and the engineering creativity all came together into one incredible opening ceremony - sheer genious!

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  2. Love how you've tied in the kiwi through the flower and bling! Great card!

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  3. Oh, man, Shirley, what a fabUlous card!! I love that stamp and must look it up. Your design is really, really inspired all the way around. That paper looks like dresses all women wore in the 50s! Awesome job.

    I agreed with your comments 100% about the opening ceremonies!

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  4. Shirley that certainly is fabulous card, love that dress image. Thanks so much for joining us at the colourQ.

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  5. Fabulous is right! I love the added touch of the bling and the flower. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

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  6. What a fun card, Shirley, love that dress! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the ColourQ.

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  7. Fabulous, indeed! This card is a beauty, Shirley!

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