Sunday, 3 March 2013

Prima Nature Garden Milled Lavender Card

Just a little share first! I have been featured on the Joyful Stampers Inspire Me Fridays blog! Click Here to go see :) I am doing a happy dance! On to the card lol.

I really need to start working on my cards earlier lol. My clean and "simple" card turned into a nightmare when I kept killing my watercoloured image lol. I started with my card base. I used Neenah Solar White for this card. First time I have used this as a card base. I stamped the base with an Mpress Doily stamp set with Milled Lavender Distress Ink and built up from there lol . . .

On some watercolour paper I stamped the girl from Primas Nature Garden stamp set in Archival Jet Black. I coloured with a bunch of Distress Markers by using them on my Ranger Craft Sheet and then adding water to lighten the colour. I used my Tim Holtz waterbrush unfilled so I didn't over saturate the paper. The colours I used are Milled Lavender of course, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss and Pine Needles.

Next I searched for some cs to cut a Lifestyle Crafts Doily out of and then cut a small labels die out of the neenah cs and the medium one from watercolour paper. I used the large one from that set to cut my image out. I stamped the small label with another Mpress doily, then with a sentiment from the TPC Studio set Playful Expressions.I then edged it with some more milled lavender. With the medium label I used a cuttlebug folder to emboss it and then used milled lavender on it with my distress tool.

Next up I coloured some Hemptique white twine with the distress ink pad and my ink blending tool by repeatedly pulling the string between the pad and the tool til I got the desired colour. A great way to colour twine to perfectly suit a project. Just don't forget it dries lighter lol. I could hve cut a length first but I found it easier to hold on to the spool.

I stuck some double sided tape on the back of my image and used it to hold the twine in place while I wrapped it around three times and tied it off. I used my Crop-a-dile to set a small eyelet in my label with the sentiment and added three more pieces of twine to that.

I used Multi-Medium Matte to glue the doily down, foam tape on the image and the sentiment label and xpress it for the bottom label. I am learning more every time I colour :) I won this prima stamp set early last year and had yet to crack it open. Such a pretty image, I need to use it more!!!
Thanks for stopping bye.
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering this n the following challenges:
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Stamps You Love But Don't Use
Love To Create - Wrap It Up / String/Twine/Fibre
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Lovely Lady
CAS-ual Friday - Stamped Background
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes (where I am a featured artist this week yay!)
One Stop Craft Challenge - Mothers Day


  1. Beautiful card! I love that sweet image that you used!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  2. Those stamps look wonderful and you did a superb job incorporating them in your card. Thanks for playing along with us at our Neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  3. Hiya,
    Oh this is lovely, thanks for joining us this week on MAWTT, Love Hazelxo

  4. Beautiful colors and design! Thanks for sharing with 613 Avenue Create :)

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  6. This is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

  7. Beautiful thanks for joining us this week at L.T.C
    Hugs Sandra dt xx

  8. This is so lovely! I love the gorgeous purple background image! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Love the technique you used to color your twine! Gorgeous background. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. Such a fantastic creation and great post! Love your beautiful stamp and great coloring. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week. ^_^

  11. Fabulous card and Beautiful coloring..Loz Visited from MIM

  12. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.