Sunday, 6 April 2014


   I have had the stamps from Elusive Images, now Chocolate baroque, for some time. When I look back at my first use of them I wonder how I could have been satisfied with the resulting card - so there has been some improvement in both layout and colouring!
   I matted bluebell coloured paper onto white card and edged it with thin strips of green peel offs. The border of repeated mini bluebells was coloured using Promarkers. I then dusted the lower half with distress ink before matting it onto green spotted core'dinations cardstock..
   The main image was also coloured using Promarkers and the edges dusted with distress ink. I then went round the edges with the ink pad. I cut out a piece of the spotted core'dinations cardstock the same size as this image and fixed this at an angle on the card. I then attached the border and then the main image was attached with foam pads so that it mirrored the green square.
   The butterfly, from the same set of stamps was attached using glue gel. Finally I finished the card with a sentiment cut from core'dinations cardstock using tattered lace dies.

   I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
   Eureka Stamps - spring flowers
   Crafty Catz - spring time
   Penny Black and More - blossoms and blooms
   Stampin With the Dragon - spring time
   Sweet Pea Stamps - distress
   Digi Designs - welcome spring
   Loves Rubber Stamps - anything goes
   Ribbon Girl - spring
   One Stitch at a Time - flowers


Dangina Martinez said...

Stunner! Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
Good Luck, Dangina

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'Distress to the max' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

deesdesigns said...

Oh! This is so pretty - beautifully colored! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Di's Digi Stamps and our Spring Challenge! Dee

Planetsusie said...

Such a sweet card with those lovely bluebells! I can almost smell them! Your colouring is gorgeous and I love how you have used the DI's - just the right amount to be really effective on this creation.

Thank you so much for joining us over at the OSAAT challenge this week, lots of luck to you.

Sue Pxxx DT member

brenda said...

This is lovely Mary, pretty colours and just perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

carol said...

lovely card, love the blubells ...thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

This is just so pretty. I love the image and the soft colours you coloured it with. What a wonderful card to give or receive.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time for our FLOWER challenge this week. Good luck.


Jac said...

Very pretty and elegant, love the dusted green edges, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

CG said...

Wow, this is so lovely! Really like the color combo. Thank you for joining the Flower Challenge at OSAAT! Best, CG

Linby said...

Just beautiful, love the layout.
Thanks for sharing at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

flossbite said...

Really pretty card.
Thanks for playing along at Stamping with the Dragon.
Fiona DT