Monday, 16 May 2011

Arabian turbans

I always remember as a child thinking these lilies which my mum still has in her garden were like the turbans they wore in the cartoon that was on , on a Saturday morning The Arabian Knights. I insisted that they were turban flowers as lilies just didn't seem an appropriate name for them, funny how the mind of a child works.
I still love the vivid orange colour it just seems somehow magical and when I was lucky enough to win some images from Stitchy bear stamps was so pleased this was in the Easter collab set.

I decided that I would make a simple one layer card and colour the image with sakura glaze pens the shine they give I think give this lily they magical effect I remember as a child. I decided it still looked a little flat and used this mesh design embossing pad from fiskars , reminds me of chicken wire and was so pleased with the effect. The sentiment is from a gardening set from the stampman and I think it fits the card perfectly.

See what you think?

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
 Card Cupids -no patterned papers
Cupcake craft challenge- in the garden
Dream Valley-use old and new( first time I used this digi and the sakura pens and fiskars board I have had for at least a couple of years)
Less is more-single layer and embossing
Pixie Dust Studio-make it shiny

23 comments:

Suze Bain said...

A vibrant card and the 'chicken wire' looks great. x

Jo said...

This is a lovely, dramatic card. Jo

Kathyk said...

Striking card and loving the embossing folder

Kathyk

Jaqi said...

Well done for doing all that embossing by hand! Lovely dramatic lily and nice quite - I think its lovely.

Chrissie said...

All that hand embossing was a labour of love I should think... fabulous flower too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Zoechaos said...

Breathtaking XOXO Zoe

sari said...

Such a lovely & elegant card! Love the image and the sentiment is lovely! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Faye said...

What a stylish and elegant project. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. Good Luck! x

Rita said...

Very beautiful card. Hugs Rita xx

Sandra said...

Lovely card. I especially like the embossing.
Hugs
Sandra x

Mandi said...

Gorgeous flower. super embossing
Thank you very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Debgem said...

Very unusual honeycomb embossing - like it!! And your lilies are stunning!

sandra's crafty corner said...

looks great julye, very bright ans summery colours xxx

Liza said...

Such a pretty card and a gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Debs said...

Beautiful Julye, the colors just pop they're so vibrant, gorgeous image
and I love your sentiment
Debs
xxx

Cali said...

the colours are vibrant. love the embossing! makes me think of bees!
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Ang C said...

A fab card

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Julye! I love the image, brilliant embossing and the perfect sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Julye!!! I love the color you chose for your flowers! gorgeous design!
hugs & blessings!

Jenn said...

Beautiful job!!!
Thank you for playing with us this week at Card Cupids!!
~Jenn~ Card Cupids DT
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Susan said...

Julye...this is a FAB card! I LOVE that embossing behind the beautifully colored flower!!

Kendra said...

The glaze pens make this image absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

Lin said...

Fab image! It's ages since I dusted off my glaze pens, you have inspired me.

Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

Lin xx