Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Not Blue - not purple, lavender!!

Today I am showcasing a card that 'qualifies' for a three challenges - SCS Sketch Challenge 252 and Ways to Use It 242 as well as Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge #11 (SSCC#11)

The base of this card sat for days before I finally got it all together with a few changes - subsequently I have some different pale violet ribbon and a bow sitting on my desk in my oddments container :-)

I don't know the origins of the dp, but it fitted really well with the burgundy base card.

I was thinking of a couple in our church when I stamped the image, as they are currently in a difficult season.  I used the Pearlescent Lavender ink, and then realised that it did not 'go' with the original ribbon I had cut for the card.  After a fossick in my draw, presto, here is the right colour, but wrong width, so the ribbon was folded in three - it gave a better colour that way too.

After stamping the image, I then used the same ink to sponge the edges of the panel.  Still a bit bare, and in my oddments container I found these flowers that I had already inked with the lavender ink for another project that changed mid-stream, but were perfect for this one.  I added the pearl in the centre of each one and volia, a completed card!!  DH really likes this one!

thanks for visiting, and may your day be blessed.


Pamela said...

Very pretty! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC! :)

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card. The flowers are a nice touch. Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC.