Sunday, August 7, 2011

LOC Elegantly Emerald

Layers of Color is sponsoring this weeks If the Shoe Fits Challenge and I am honoured to be a Guest designer, along with some of the other LOC Design Team.

The challenge is all about EMERALD - to use Emerald Bling or Green on your card

I created an envelope card - happily I was able to use something lying on my desk

and these gorgeous flowers from Petaloo, that have been sponged with Peeled Paint Distressing Ink and layered - I love the lush look of them!

I sponged the DP with the Layers of Color Vintage Medallion art stencil  using the Peeled Paint Distressing Ink.

one of the things I love about this style of card is the tag

The edges have been sponged and a Corner rounder used on the corners

The flourish is for the Old World Flourishes art stamp set and the butterfly from the Butterfly Collector art stamp set.  I have layered the butterfly to give it some movement and added a green large pearl.

This card is for the following challenges:
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Divas by Design - summer 
My Mum's Craft shop - monochromatic
Sisterhood of Crafters - Simply Handmade
Card and Scrap - Summer
 Order of Opus Gluei – no words allowed

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  1. Just beautiful Linda and what gorgeous colours you have used plus the tag well its so perfect with the butterfly! Love it Chanelle xxx

  2. I absolutely love the butterfly detail. Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along at NettieG's Digital Gems Challenge

  3. Love the card, Linda - the emerald ruched ribbon just sets everything else of beautifully, and as you say, that flower is so lush!!

  4. This is simply Beautiful.. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.. Hugs, Linda

  5. Lovely Linda, your card is simply lovely! Thanks for joining us for NettieG's Digital Gem fancy fold challenge. :-)

  6. Such a gorgeous card hun..!

    thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  7. awww this is so special I love the greens you have used - awsome card
    Thanks for joining us @ The Paper Shelter and good luck with the prize draw xx

  8. WOW! your pocket card is absolutely Gorgeous!

  9. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at NettieG's digital gems!
    Hugs, Elenor

  10. My gosh, this is lovely - why don't I have anything this pretty on my worktable? ;-)

    I have never made an envelope card, which is probably WHY I don't have something so lovely on my worktable. However, you are convincing me to try them. Lovely use of the emerald color, I love how striking and romantic this is too. Beautiful embellishment and they work together perfectly. Works wonderfully for our Opus Gluei challenge and I thank you for sharing with us. Please, lovely Linda, stop by again and participate in our future challenges!

  11. wawwww it is beautiful

    100000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring

  12. Hi Linda, WOW this is just gorgeous - the flower is just stunning! Love the colour. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

  13. This was beautiful. Love the design with butterfl, lace and flower. Thanks for playing at Card and Scrap and good luck. Hope to see you back soon. Bettina

  14. What a really fabulous creation, Linda - I can see how much love and dedication you put into it!! We at Nettie G's are so happy you entered our Fancy Folds Challenge! Thanks and good luck!
    luv n huggz

  15. this is gorgeous...love that butterfly and all of the details in this card...Thanks for joining in at the Opus Gluei this week!


  16. What a wonderful idea for a card, I've not seen an envelope card before and yours is gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei.

  17. WOW. This is amazing. I LOVE all the layers, and all the details. Wonderful combination. Thank you so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.


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