3 April 2012

Glamorous gardening - in monotone .......

There is a new challenge over at Papertake Weekly - sponsored by Lili of the Valley the challenge is anything goes with the option of using a monotone colour scheme  -  I really enjoyed making this easel card in shades of lavender - my number 2 favourite colour (pink is my favourite) and was amazed how it all came together.

 I used a LOTV 'glamorous gardening' die cut, which I trimmed slightly and matted onto lavender card cut with a nestie.  The lace is wide 40mm white cotton and the ribbon is sky mauve.

I added lilac and white 13mm saddlestitch on the base, hung a watering can charm on the top with plum Divine Bakers Twine and distressed the papers with some purple ink.  The flowers are from stash, all in shades of lavender and I added clear gems to the centre of each with glossy accents.

The sentiment was stamped in purple ink and is by Papertrey Ink

I always have problems finding pretty papers in lavender/lilac/purple shades but have got some on order and can't wait for them to arrive!

See you soon, Mary G x


Mau xx said...

What a pretty card Mary, I too love Purple/Mauves and this is beautiful and my favourite LOTV image too :))
What a wet & Cold horrid day here I guess you may have the same do you xxxxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Elaine said...

Mary I love this shape of card but have never made one, I always forget to when Im crafting . This is stunning Mary I love the colours and the little image . I know what you mean about purples and lavenders , there are so many shades , you think they will match but they dont.
This is a fabulous card I love it Hugs Elaine

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary :-) such a cute image and the purple shades are lovely ,, much nice than pink !! :-) The papers and embellies are so very pretty too :-)

Lols x x x

Astrid said...

Gorgeous card Mary, love the colors !!

hugs Astrid

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, I love the monochrome look and the flowers and everything is so scrummy delicious :D I love it. Happy Easter xxx

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

What a gorgeous card Mary!! I would love to know how to make an easel card. Thanks for sharing. Gloria

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