Saturday, 12 February 2011

Lilac and Lavender

Woo... another great start to the weekend, I hope everyone has lots of good stuff planned :)

Now, I came across some Flower Soft and some matching papers in my mums stuff recently, and I thought I would give them a go.  I have never used flowersoft before and didnt have any of the other gubbins that goes with it, so I improvised using some cut off stalks from other flowers (another genius plan Alison - lol ) and some cheap PVA glue from asda.  It was quite easy and didnt take long for the stems to dry at all, so I was quite impressed.

I made this card using another new Lili of the Valley image and followed Dawny P's fabulous sketch over on the challenge blog.  I hand stitched the layers, and also hand stitched lilac beads to the main card panel (close up below).  These really sparkle in the light and look quite delicate :)

I coloured with Promarkers and a lilac glitter pen, used stickles, ribbon, pearls and charm from stash.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Lili of the Valley - Dawnys sketch
Moving along with the Times - Photo inspiration
Do You Stack Up - Ribbon (2nd entry)
CES Challenges - Cute n' cuddly
Pear Tree Designs - Free for all

Thanks so much for looking and have a great weekend


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow alison, beautiful card.
love tht purple and that lavender.
great details you did.
thank you for your loving comments.

greetings karin
have a nice weekend too.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Alison, Love the colours and beading. This image is soo cute and her colouring is beautiful - love the flowersoft touch.
Avril x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is super stunning, love all the stitching its brilliant, Well Done you, Thanks for joining in on MAWTT Love Hazelxoxox

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card, absolutely love the image and your coloring. Beautiful detaild and colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Another stunning card. Love the lilacs and the stitching with your little beads. Love this idea. Great layout and the lavender is a lovely touch. Good luck with your challenges and have a good weekend. Donna

CraftyC said...

Oh Alison, what a pretty card. I do love the colours on this as so much added detail. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV & CES Challenges and thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog!

Anonymous said...

STUNNING Alison!! The flower soft is a brilliant idea - looks perfect. xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous card - love the soft colours and that little bunch of lilacs is so sweet.. i love flower soft
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Sadilla said...

Alison gorgeous card!!! The lavander colour is so pretty!!! The image is also so nice, and your colouring is as usual perfect!!!
Thanks for your so lovely comment! =))

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card!
I love this image and your dp is so gorgeous!
kim x

Mrs.B said...

I have left you something on my blog.
Avril x

Denise and Louise said...

Absolutely stunning card and I love the flowersoft stems. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Heidi said...

Another stunning card Alison!
Love the colours and image:) Your colouring is great. Beautiful papers and details.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Miranda said...

hi Alison, this is quite the opposite of your first entry
this card is so sweet and gorgeous, and in my favorite colour too

Marion said...

Hi Alison, Wow! Stunning card and gorgeous colouring. Love the heather blooms.
You asked about my pearl sticks. They are actually attached to the green flowers. Got them in the local shop in Plymouth. They had several diff colours.

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is simply gorgeous, big hugs love Pops x x x

Debs said...

Wow this is gorgeous Alison, love the papers and how you have all the colours to match. The beads sewn onto the base card is a great idea. Debs xx

Lou said...

Beautiful! Love the stitching detail.

Thanks for joining us over at PTD.

Good luck.

Lou x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Alison, I like the image, colours and all the details.
Kevin xx

Louise said...

Another gorgeous card Alison and you did a great job with the Flowersoft.

Paula said...

Love your Flowersoft spray with the papers & those pearls really pick up the spots in the parcel's paper & your ribbon the ribbon round the parcel. Love your colouring of the Teddy, beautifully soft & as for your stitching & those beads - rather special. Thanks for your lovely comment - bit of an adventure that one.
Paula (PEP)

DesignerDiva said...

This is really lovely, the image is so cute and I love how you have got layers to create texture also the flowers are FAB looks like scottish heather - Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week Laurie

bridget said...

Fab card! I can almost smell it! The stiching & beads are beautiful. You must win EVERY challenge you enter. Your work is over-the-top!

coops said...

wow!! beautiful card alison.i love the bead detail on your stitching and the image is adorable.gorgeous lilac colours too :D

xx coops xx

Janna said...

Hi Alison! Fabulous ribbon card with a sweet image! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at DYSU! Janna

Pami said...

What a beautiful card, I love the colours and the flower soft lavender looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Alison. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, love it.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Alison, love the lavender and how you have done it with the flowersoft, Spring must be on it's way soon.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at MAWTT this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kreativmonster said...

Absolutely marvellous! The stitching with the beads is really great, I love it! And the soft colors and colouring is so beautifull!

princesskitten said...

beautiful - love all those papers

kitten DYSU team

Milliesmarvels said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining us for the CES Challenge!

Sandie said...

Wonderful card. I just adore that image.

Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge. Good luck!


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