Hi there! I had this image, from the Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature class, colored up for a while. I had an order for a birthday card, with the recipient’s favorite color being purple. I don’t generally leave images card-less, so it was a perfect time to use it With the jug being rusty, I thought “old” and “distressed”, so went with that. I distressed all the edges, and inked things up with some Distress Inks. The background paper is from an Old World stack, and the lace, velvet ribbon and pearls are from my stash.
I’m entering the following challenges with this card:
Allsorts Challenge – Week 417; Vintage Style
The Ribbon Girl Challenge – May, Use Any Image
Lemon Shortbread – #42 ATG
Pammy’s Inky Pinkies - #1722 ATG
When I saw the color combo for the them at the Aurora Wings Challenge, I knew that I had to participate! I love the purple green and gold colors of Mardi Gras!! I was originally intending on doing one of the pansy images I have up into a card, but I went shopping and found this beauty, and had to have her!! Big Eyed Hydrangea Sprite can be found here or here. I love shopping at the new Aurora Wings store, it’s so easy to get around! I
I colored her up with my SN markers, and was so tickled with the finished result!! Let me tell you, I was holding my breath towards the end, hoping that I didn’t screw up!! I found some shimmery gold card stock for the back, layered the image with a green scrap and a doily; then cut some light purple flourishes out with a die. The bow and ribbon are actually 2 different ribbons, a sage green and a gold mesh. Then I punched and punched and punched little flowers, that I added gold glitter centers to, and arranged around the image with some punched leaves. A few gold dots and this card was finished!!
I’d like to enter the following challenges with this card:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – ATG
Cute Card Thursday – #466 Florals
Southern Girls – #154 Nature Inspired
Kitty B’s Aloha Friday – #89 Flowers
Jo’s Scrap Shack – #177 ATG