Tuesday, 29 March 2011

A Card for the Lili of the Valley and Wild Orchids Challenges

Good Morning All, well the weather is very dull and cold here in Gloucestershire today and we are even experiencing some spots of rain, what a terrible dissappointment after so many beautiful sunny and warm days. My poor garden can do with the rain no doubt but the cold Im not so sure as the Magnolia tree has started to bloom and my plants are already shooting I do hope its only a blip in the weather and it doesnt get to cold and knock them all back or I shall be so upset it that happens.
Anyway to get back to business, todays card has been created for the LOV Challenge "Punch it" and the Wild Orchids "Sketch" Challenges, and Ive used this sweet image of this couple planting a tree, and the sentiment is one that comes with it. Ive stamped it onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens before using my oval Nestabilitie Die to cut it out, I used the scalloped one for the mount, the sentiment has been treated in the same way but with a heart Nestabilitie die instead.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of light mauve pearlescent card, and on top of this I have used two papers from the First Editions "Desert Blooms" paper pad, the first paper is a very pretty all over flower design which has glitter already stuck on it, the second paper is a orange base one that Ive used the new Woodware strip border punch on this was then laid on top of the first mount. I then wrapped a orange satin ribbon around the middle and attached it to the back of the first mount.
My mounted image was then positioned in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side. I then created a flower spray in the top left hand corner with several different size roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and with some punched out fern leaves attached it to the card with some silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Stamps and Paper said...

Shirley I just adore this image....love your sparkly backing papers too. Beautiful card..


jules said...

oh it's a gorgeous card!!!

Christa said...

hi shirley, wow love your card and the sparkle papers they are great hugs christa

Collette said...

Absolutely adorable! Love everything about it, but that image takes the cake! Thanks so much for participating over at Stamps R Us this week!

CraftyC said...

Another beautiful car Shirley. Love the colours and all the sparkle.Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

karen said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love this image and love the sparkle, thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy, Karenx

Lena Katrine said...

Such a cute creation in beautiful colours, papers and details! Thanks for playing with us at the WOC Challenge, hope to see you again next time :)
Hugs, Lena K