Saturday, 26 February 2011

Springtime love

Morning all, wet as ever but nature seems to think it's spring as I noticed I had some crocus in full flower in my front garden yesturday, so maybe spring really is on it's way.

My card this morning is a card I have made for my step niece who I found out the other day has got engaged and so romantically on Valentines day too. I decided to have a play at painingh with inks as I have seen lots using this technique though they do use distress inks of which I don't have any so I just used an ordinary ink pad and it took me a couple of attempts before I was happy. I used a cocoa versa colour ink to do all the stamping and the painting and edging my distressed card. The stamped image is from LOTV and the lace and button images are from the stampman. The script paper is K&co from life's journey pad. The ribbon and flowers are from my stach and I put it altogether on a cream base card. The buttons I coated in extra thick clear glaze and poked holes in .

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Simon says-coffee and cream
Rainbow lady-shabby chic
Anything goes challenge-distressing
Shabby T room- buttons and bows and pastals (well I used pastal brown)
Wild orchids-layout
Pear tree designs-one colour
Delicious doodles-make your own buttons
Patties-make your own embellishments
Oldie but goodie-spring is in the air
crafty sentiments-spring
Prairie fairy-inspired by a song (congratulations or even you don't bring me flowers anymore)
Stampin for the weekend-flowers


Flutterby Trina said...

How adorable!!! Love the stamp! thanks for joining us at PTD this week with our 'one colour' challenge! Good Luck and hope to see you again next week!


Mephisto said...

WOW, fantastic Card.
Thanks for joining in our challenge by SimonSaysStamp and in the DT Call.


Caroljenks said...

This is gorgeous and your painting is amazing! Love It!

Carol x

Francesca said...

A brilliant card

Thanks for joining us at Oldie But a goodie this time and good luck!


Christine said...

Gorgeous card and your painting is superb. I don't have any LOTV stamps but think they will have to go on my wish list. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week. Christine x

Tracey Brossart said...

Pretty card, love the distressed and monochromatic look!

Thanks for joining us this week at FFF and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

Cleota said...

Your card turned out very nicely. Love the image and the monochromatic look. Your embellies are really nice! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges this week.

DT Member

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah a great card for us this week on Rainbow Lady, Love the colouring of the image its super, thanks for playing Hazelxoxo

Beverly Montez said...

This is a lovely card, so soft and pretty! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Very sweet card! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room!

TSTR Designer

DesignerDiva said...

I love this effect you have created with one colour Julye, I'm half way through a card using this same image, its so cute but I have to try your effect now its FAB! Thanks for joining in at Oldie But Goodie this week
Hugs Laurie x

Hannah Clark said...

So cute! I love the monochrome!

pinky said...

Love the monochrome effect, very pretty card. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.

Crafteezee said...

Hi Julye, love this image and your painting with inks. I really must make time and a list I think as there are so many things I'd like to do and use and I never get round to it. Hope you enjoyed the hop. Hugs Tracy x

Vicky said...

Hi shug love this card the image is awesome well done with the ink this really does look fabulous...I love it!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend hunni.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sandi said...

Julye - what a sweet card, love your button embellie!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

LouDotMac said...

Stunning card - I love how you have coloured the image - so cute! The colours are soo creamy and I love the layout!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'One Colour' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

Fleur said...

Hi, your card is really pretty. I love the soft colours
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love the handmade buttons and the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Chris said...

very pretty, I especially love that lace. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

saturated canary said...

love your simple color's very refreshing and pretty!...and how sweet, to be engaged on Valentine's!!;)...Perfect card for that!


Margreet said...

adorable, monochromatic card....thanks for playing with FFF's challenge Inspired by a Song...hope to see you next challenge again!
xxx Margreet

Jen said...

Such a pretty card in that monotone colour. Love it. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow, fabulous card and I love the soft gentle colours you used, wonderful job of creating this card! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

Nicole said...

Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

cbuswell said...

Gorgeous!! thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room! : )

liza said...

Stunning card,thankyou for joining us over at Oldie But A Goodie this week
love n hugs

sue said...

great card love lotv thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Rainbow Lady said...

Very sweet and pretty card. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Allison said...

lovely card
Thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

Teri said...

Love those buttons - they match your colours perfectly!
Thanks for playing at The DD Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

AnItA mArIe said...

totally cute little button,fantastic card too the colours are lovely...
Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles challenge blog hope you join us next week!!Hugs ..Anita

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous card love the colour scheme. Thanks for sharing at Rainbbow Lady's challenge this week. Elizabeth x

Happy Days said...

Very pretty card and well done on using the inks you had. Thanks for playing along with us this time over at Delicious Doodles.

Claire x

Heidi-Mari said...

This is a stunning Monochrome card! I love the image as well as the ribbon and buttons!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us over at Stampin for the Weekend.
Have a great day

Pauline C said...

Beautiful adorable card Julye. Fabulous use fo sepia colouring. Thanks for joining in this week's Oldie But A Goodie spring challenge.
Pauline x