Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Flora Musica

Good Afternoon Everyone and I hope wherever you are it's a pleasant day. We have a bit of sunshine although cold, but good enough for Alistair to get away for a walk with is pal Bill. They have both had a bit of cabin fever due to the poor weather conditions.

Even Teallach is taking advantage of the better weather as he has been in and out like a jack in a box. I don't know why I'm not fitter with all this up and down to open the door for him and the rascal just seems to wait until I'm busy doing something or just sat down when he wants to be on the move.

I enjoyed watching Pride and Prejudice earlier on this morning, Sir Laurence and Greer Garson, have to say it's my favourite  out of all the films made of the Jane Austin novel, although Colin Firth's wet shirt and breeches are hard to ignore.

Part of my love of Jane's stories are that they bear no reality to the real world of ordinary people, even although the Gentry were poor they were still Gentry and I just love the line from Mrs. Bennet, about Mr. Darcy having £12.000 a year, no indication of where it comes from, just that he has it, and of course that just outshines Mr. Bingly as he has only £5.000, we're not told where he gets his money from either.  Now all this is in contrast to Dickens where all his characters have Great Expectations, even Sykes and poor old Bulls eye.  I just love Dickens as he offers a bit of trickle down effect to the poor.

Anyway, better show my card;
One of Chocolate Baroques's latest Stamps Flora Musica, which you can find here, beautiful image and I've coloured it with my Kuretaki watercolour paints and stamped the treble cleft from Musical Fanfair stamp set on to my background. Sentiment is from the free stamp set from Crafters Companion Magazine.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, your visit and comments do mean a lot as I know it takes time out of your precious day, so everyone is appreciated.

I hope you are all well, I'm off now to do a wee bit of house work, needs must I'm afraid, and I just might get a wee bit of crafting done.
Enjoy your day whatever you're doing and take care,


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Love this beautiful image Kate and your water-colouring is lovely. A very pretty, feminine card.

Zoe Tant said...

Pretty card Kate. Like all the music delicately behind the beautiful flowers. Hope the sunshine stays with you. Hugs Zx

Jo said...

Beautiful card that image & I think water colour is the perfect medium for it. Can imagine it being a very useful stamp, fitting for so many occasions....I love it. Rain, rain & more rain here, cats in & out & the dogs just want to chase around catching the raindrops.....I live in a mad house lol!
hugs Jo x

Sue said...

Gorgeous flowers and you did a fabulous job coloring up this card. Really pretty.


Barb said...

What a stunning card this is Kate. The stamp is lovely and your have coloured it beautifully. I like the way you have continued the theme with your music background too.

Dickens is one of my favourites too. I like the way he describes his characters so clearly and also the great names they all have. Are you watching Dickensian. I really clever idea I think and we're really enjoying it. Barbxx

Diane said...

Beautiful image Kate and love your water coloring and scalloped frame.

Hugs Diane

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kate, such a beautiful image and pretty colours - a super card.

rachel said...

this really is beautiful. i love this stamp and can't wait to ink it up. hmmmm you have left me with a lovely image of colin firth ... thanks for that !!!! xxx

Patricia said...

Oh! Wow! Kate, your card is amazing.
The colouring is wonderful, I love the design.
Patricia xxx

pam said...

This is so lovely Kate, beautiful stamping and colouring, perfect layout.
Pam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely colouring on that pretty stamp

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant designed creation. Love it....the colours are just oh so

meg said...

Hi Kate what wonderful colouring love the shade of red/pink you chose. Great idea to continue the music theme with the background stamping. Hope you enjoyed your afternoon crafting yesterday.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, love the pretty flowers
Lorraine x

Sandy said...

Pretty card - I love to read too. Only wish I could knit!
sandy xx

Florence said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Love the colors and design.
Take care, Happy reading.
Flo xx

Erika said...

Hi Kate, arh Mr Darcy, mmmmmmm, what a picture. I am with you all the way on that front. What a nice way to start the day. ;)
On to your card, I'm loving your colours, the red is so vibrant on the teal. A lovely card, great combination of music and flowers.

The weather is much better here today too, my little rascal the dog has been in and out of the garden all day too.

Enjoy the rest of your day, hugs Erika. x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card Kate, I had such a job getting my dash board to let me in to see cards. Hazel X

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
playing catch up with my comments this week because of half term.
ooooooooooooooo! I love this stamp, and thank you for the where to get info.
Lovely card and wonderful design too.
Great colouring of that stamp also.
I do hope the weather doesn't turn too nasty for you over the weekend.
Enjoy your crafting.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

craftimamma said...

Hello Kate, I just had to pop over to say how much I adore this card. The colours are stunning and I love the way the image pops. Excellent idea to use the stamp from Musical Fanfair for the background.

Lesley Xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Glorious card with lovely colours. You're a dab hand with those pencils.
Don't do period dramas myself unless Colin Firth is in attendance with wet clothing.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Kate, the image is so beautiful, lovely colours too :)

Enjoy the weekend!

Love and hugs

Asha said...

AWESOME!!! I love how you've used these new rose stamp, Kate.
hugs Asha

Flutterbies and Heffalumps said...

This is a really beautiful card Cathy. Love the florals with the music sheet x