This is the photo inspiration for this week's challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog. The photo is called 'Inspired by the Garden' by Leslie at A Creative Mint. So the challenge is to create a card or project using any color from the photo and it must include something mail related (e.g stamp, text, envelope, postcard etc). I chose the lovely violet color with a touch of soft green for my card. I also made this with the Moxie Fab World Card Style Week Shabby and Vintage Challenge in mind.
Ok, there's a lot going on with this card both inside and out so that's why I took so many pics. It'll be like a little journey, a voyage through my card!! : ) Ok, here we go, hopefully I won't lose my internet connection in the middle of this!! On the front, the printed paper is from Webster's Pages Petite Pages, I went with the lavender tones from there.
I stitched the edges and softened with blending chalks in soft green. I layered some lilac lace and added all those sequins. The stamped detail above the lace is from Victorian Fripperie by Waltzingmouse Stamps. I used more from this set throughout the card.
The love tag is a Studio G stamp I stamped on some Webster's Pages paper in Green Olive Creative Inspirations Paint, I painted the border with Light Purple paint and I over stamped the text part with some VersaMagic Spring Pansy Ink. The flower I made from circles of purple chiffon and satin fabric. (I've described the method in a previous post and I'm hoping to get around to a tutorial soon!)
As you can see from this profile pic there's lots of stuff inside the card so I decided to make a simple ribbon closure with some pretty distressed ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique at Etsy. (I think it must be dyed with coffee because there's a lovely aroma from it!!)
Inside I used a postcard digi image for a place for someone to write a special message. The postcard is from the Honeychurch set by Kenner Road available at Two Peas in A Bucket. I distressed the edges a little more with blending chalks and inks.
The oh so cute little crochet heart is from Annie Design at Etsy, a lovely Irish lady makes these adorable hearts and a wonderful array of crochet flowers in every color imaginable. I'm addicted to her stuff!! I added the little lavender bow myself.
So, here's the full view of the inside and the back. I painted the little paper rose in Light Purple and Lavender Creative Inspirations Paint. The buttons are from my big bag of buttons!!
I stamped a little more from the Victorian Fripperie set by Waltzingmouse Stamps on the back of the card. The pretty paper is from Webster's Pages again. I think the button and touch of ribbon make a nice full stop at the end of this card.
Just in case you were wondering what was on the back of the accordion fold I just used some lovely striped paper from Anna Griffin Old Paris Palette Decorative Impressions Paper Pack. I softened the edges with some lavender blending chalks.
SO, that's it I think I'm done with this card. Congratulations if you made it to the end of this post!! : )
I need a cup of tea!! AND a biscuit (cookie)!
Card/paper: Anna Griffin - Decorative Impressions Paper Pack (Old Paris Palette), lavender card, Webster's Pages Petite Pages (triple pack Nature's Storybook, Seaside Retreat & Garden Gala), digital paper Honeychurch by Kenner Road at Two Peas in a Bucket
Stamps: Victorian Fripperie by Waltzingmouse Stamps, Studio G Clear Stamps series 41
Ink: VersaMagic Spring Pansy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Other: Creative Inspirations Paints in Green Olive, Light Purple and Lavender, blending chalks, sewing machine, natural twine, purple chiffon fabric, purple satin fabric, selection of buttons, lavender sequins, lilac lace, lavender seam binding, lavender organza ribbon, distressed ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique at Etsy, lavender satin ribbon, flat backed pearls, crochet heart from Annie Design at Etsy, paper rose.