Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge... Say it with flowers

Hello everyone, it's that time of the week again! This week we're saying it with flowers on the LOTV challenge blog. Now unlike everyone else on the card making planet, I actually do not have tons of those gorgeous little flowers to embellish my projects, lol! I do feel like the odd girl out sometimes, but I think I still managed to meet the challenge requirements here. Now if this gorgeous orange blossom doesn't say something to you, I don't know what will! 

I've had this amazing paper pad from SEI for quite a while now, and never used it. I know, what the heck was I waiting for, right?! Well, the colors were a little intimidating to me, I don't use much orange except for Halloween/Autumn. But, the flowers in this collection were so incredible I knew I had to make a card that featured it front and center. I have to tell you, I LOVE the way this card came out! It's a keeper!

I colored the Molly Harrison fairy 'Freedom' with a combo of Copics and colored pencils. I couldn't quite get the orange color I wanted with just Copics, so I used both mediums to get it just right. Let me tell you, it's a lot faster and easier to shade/blend with colored pencils than Copics for me, so I really liked this way of coloring. I cut out an extra set of her wings from vellum, colored on the back and layered them. I had a 'happy accident' when I Stickled them, they started curling and warping a bit. I almost freaked out, but then realized with a few extra glue dots to hold them down a bit better, they actually looked better. They reminded me of drying autumn leaves.
I used some of my new Creatables dies to add some flourishes and the frame on the bottom left. They are simply stunning, love all that swirly lacy stuff! I see a new addiction coming on...

Make sure to check out the LOTV blog for more inspiration, then create your own card and enter it to win a chance at some LOTV bucks. With the new release, you're going to need it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Lili of the Valley
Ink: Memento, Distress
Paper: Heavenly White, SEI, SU, PTI, Mirricard reflective cardstock
Tools & Accessories: Copics, colored pencils, OMS, Stickles, Marianne Design Creatables dies, Viva Decor pearl pen, Adirondack dimensional pearls


  1. This is breath taking.. Absolutely gorgeous, Stunning is an under statement... and her wings OMG I have to remember about your happy accident She definitely is a keeper...


    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. OMG! I LOVE IT! SOOOO pretty.
    Hugs, Sandra

  4. Hi Love to see these stamps they are my favourite and not used enough on the DT'S blogs so that's why I love your work. Out of this worls lost for words !! Kitty :)

  5. This is fabulous... love that flower!

  6. What an amazing card! Love this image and the wings look fabulous! Wow! It's a delightful card!
    Hugs, Iulia

  7. Don't're NOT alone not using flowers like everyone else seems to!! And Hey! With cards like this certainly don't need them coz this is quite simply STUNNING!! xx


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