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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Lili Of The Valley, Things With Wings

Once more into the breach dear friends, once more, or close up the wall with our English dead (William Shakespeare, King Henry V)  Funny how some challenges make you feel like this!  I had a right old tussle with this one from LILI OF THE VALLEY this week.....it didn't help that it took me AGES to decide which one of the delicious little fairies I wanted to use....then I changed my mind.....and changed it again....then I thought this sentiment was beautiful.....but which fairy to use with it.......!

In the end I settled on Dandelion Clock - she is such a little darlin', and I do think this sentiment works well with her.



















Dandelion Clock is painted with distress inks.  The papers are V&A Linen papers and, oh my, they are delicious!  They are just so pretty that I nearly cried cutting into them (guess I'll just have to buy some more!).  I inked the edges of the flowered squares with Danube Blue Memento Ink to bring them forward a tiny bit, I also edged the sentiment shape as well.  Navy cardstock is Papermania, and I used two Martha Stewart punches for the double border....it looked a bit bare so I added the lavender pearl gems, and then a few more on the corners of the sentiment.  I actually made this yesterday but I wasn't happy with it.....something I couldn't quite put my finger on....but looking at it again this morning I could see it was because of the really hard contrast between the navy and the white so I softened down the edge of the circle with some pearlescent chalk.
So, there we go, that's my entry for the challenge.  Thanks for taking the time to pop over for a look-see.
Hugs, Sxx

21 comments:

Julie said...

What a gorgeous card squirrel,I so love this image and how ingenious to use two border punches this way,fab!!! Have a good weekend,Julie x

Violets Corner said...

Wow, your colouring is absolutely stunning.

Hugs
Maarit

Samantha said...

Beautiful card hunny I mega love that laces blue double border so lovely and really compliments too! hugs Samantha :0)

Kathleen said...

Its gorgeous Squirrel. Cute stamp and lovely colours. Its the papers that caught my eye first until I read that you cried when cutting the paper, no wonder cos I really love them. lol. Great idea using two punches.

LouDotMac said...

What a gorgeous make. Such a cute stamp and you have coloured her brilliantly.

What a fab idea to use two border punches on one strip of paper. Gives it such a different look.

Can I just ask, what do you use to colour with Distress Inks? A brush or a blender pen or..?

Lou Mac. xo

Vixx handmade cards said...

Just so adorable hun!, love the dp's too :o)

Hugs Vicky xx

LINDA said...

Such an adorable card.. very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda

Aunty Sue said...

oh I do like this and think I know have to have this stamp as well. Grrrrrrrrrrrr all these lovely stamps just need to learn how to make my cards as good.

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Hope you had a good weekend. The sentiment goes perfectly with this gorgeous fairy. It is beautiful as is your card.

Hugs Ali x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Squirrel, this image is adorable and your choice of colours and papers are lovely. Debbiexx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These fairies are going to be everywhere coz they are sooo cute. Love the double border, what a great idea. Beautiful card. Marianne x

Delphine said...

This is so beautiful, hun! The papers are gorgeous, the double border is fab, the image so lovely, and your colouring amazing... Will YOU pick me up at the airport...:-)? Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Caroljenks said...

This is gorgeous hun and that border is fan-dabby-dozzy!!!

Love the sweet little image and that sentiment is perfect - I so NEED the end of the month to come so I can go shopping!

Carol x

Rufus said...

You may think that you struggled, but I'd say you nailed it!
Hugs,
R/

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.
luv
Debby

Jackie said...

What a cute image and I love the sentiment :o)
Jackie xx

Angie said...

Great card i love this image to and i love the border using two different punches what a great idea might have to borrow it.
Hugs Angie x

Jeanette said...

Hey there hunni! Gorgeous card. I love the paper and the borders and that image is just too sweet. Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sharon said...

This is adorable and the colours go together perfectly.

Aussie Loz said...

:( oooh, should have ordered this one too hehe! Love the chalking.. you know, your little quote in your blog header never fails so make me smile! so thanks :) ♥

Eisbärin said...

Gorgeous card and stunning colouring! Love it!
Love, Alex

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