Sunday, 21 March 2010

Violets Take Two

I had a bit more time to make this card using the Year of Flowers - Violets - it's such a pretty set and easy to use either paper piecing as here or colouring in with markers.

This little card caused me quite a few problems - first off I couldn't decide on one or three flowers and dithered for a day adding and taking them off, and then I stamped my sentiment on the tin-types background and hit the ribbon with my block and only got half a sentiment! I know I should have stamped it first before adding the ribbon but I was so pleased with my bow I didn't want to shift it! So I ended up stamping it on some plain white and adding it over the top of the half stamped bit - phew you still with me?

Anyways I liked how it came out - my favourite colours after all - lilac, plum and spring moss make me happy and I hope it does for it's recipient too!

First Violets

This was a first real quickie using the Year of Flowers - Violets from Papertrey. I stamped the flowers onto Lemon Tart card and went over the centres with two copic markers. I mounted them onto some Kraft cardstock and added a sentiment from Damask Designs set - voila!