15 May 2011

Lilac and Pink Colour Challenge

This is the card I made for the new Colour Challenge No 8 over at the Ribbon Girl Blog - this months colours are Pinks and Lilacs - there's a fab prize of a collection of ribbons, lace, felt and embellishments from the Ribbon Girl shop plus a £10 LOTV voucher from the lovely Laila and Lisa over at Lili of the Valley - and if you missed the launch of their new boy stamps, get yourself over now before they're all gone!

I wanted to make a pretty thank-you card for the Marie Curie Hospice where my late brother-in-law received such wonderful care in the last months by the very caring and devoted staff and I decided to attempt an easel card with heaps of flowers, bling, ribbons etc. As we're still crafting out of plastic boxes while the building work continues, I spent most of the time walking back and forth looking for just the right paper or embellishment!  I used one of our new Molly Blooms stamps - this one is 'Molly Sitting' which I coloured with copics and carefully cut out.  I added Stardust Stickles to enhance Molly's dress and I used a nestie to make the lacy background, then embossed a circle of white card with roses using a cuttlebug folder and used digital papers (Christmas Kitsch) from Sweet Shoppe designs.  I love our new rhinestone and pearl  flourishes and choose the very sparkly rhinestone flourish for the front of the card.

and spent ages arranging the Wild Orchid roses, blossoms and rose-buds with punched foliage from Martha Stewart punches and also added 25mm satin ribbon. I must say that I am having more success placing my flowers and leaves now that I am using incredibly tacky glue from Wild Orchid - it allows me to move everything around until I'm happy with the result.

I used one of the straight lengths of diamante from the rhinestone flourish to make the 'stop' on base of the easel card and added more Wild Orchid flowers (pretty blossoms and rose buds) plus some leaves from my facvourite Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Inks.

I had such fun making this card, and those who know me won't be surprised to learn that it took me nearly a full day to complete and the rest of the day to admire! lol


Brodders said...

Mary I love this card so much x You are about as fast as me :)

Mandy said...

Mary, your card is absolutely stunning, so much detail and your flowers look fabulous.

take care,

The Crystal Elephant said...

Great card, love the colour and the flowers. xx

Anne said...

Beautiful Card Mary , and for such a worthy cause .
Anne x

Jo said...

Mary your card is fantastic - I love all the detail - the time that it took to make was worth it :)

jo x

Karen said...

This is a real stunner - love the colours and the embellishments too K

Paula said...

Thanks for your lovely message. I love all the detail in this - particularly that flourish & the way the various lilacs work together. Th floral arrangement is stunning with that beauitiful ribbon & the green leaves really make the whole spray "pop." Hope you have a good Bank Holiday.
Paula (PEP)

Sasha said...

Such a fabulous card, Mary. It will be loved, I'm sure. Stunning cours and lots of gorgeous bling! xx

PS. Many thanks for your lovely comments on my blog while I was away x

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Mary, I love the sparkley Bling and the flowers and Ribbon are Lush. xx