Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lavender Bells

It feels like forever since I have coloured an image - colouring is so soothing - don't you think!  I found this Penny Black image I was sent my someone about two years ago and thought it was time I coloured it (LOL!)

I have coloured the image using Prismacolor Pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits.  It has then been cut out using Spellbinders Labels Eighteen and then popped up onto a Spellbinders Labels Twenty Die.  All does have been cut using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur.

The image has been sponged around while still in the Labels Eighteen Die, creating a mask and giving a crisp white frame.

The flower is handmade by my friend Maxine and has been attached to a Seam Binding bow using a jewelled brad.  The bow is layered onto Seam Binding and lace.

Finishing off with some Want2Scrap Pearls.

This card is for the following challenges:
Let`s Ink It UpDistressing
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge - Add a Flower
Stamptacular Sunday - Loaded with Layers
Sunday Stamper - Summer Colours
Hiding in my Craft Room - April Flowers bring.. Homemade Flowers

There are a few exciting things happening over the next few weeks - one of them being the Spellbinders Spring Blog Hop

you can see the details HERE

There is also an exciting announcement on the Layers of Color Blog - you can see it HERE.

As you can imagine the excitement is building - looking forward to you being part of it all!

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!


  1. So Beautiful Linda and fantastic colouring..Loz

  2. Beautiful card, Linda! Those dies are fabulous! Thanks for sharing...have a great week :)

  3. Lovely card Linda, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

    hugs Marjo

  4. I do love this card with the colour contrasts and texture :-). The way you have used the flower on top of the bow and with the brad is awesome.

  5. Really beautiful, I love the colours and the floral image and the crochet flower looks fab. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  6. BEAUTIFUL! Love that flower!!!! And I love how you colored that stamp :)

    Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!!!

    Crafty Hugs,

  7. A beautiful card! Fantastic coloring on the image and the crocheted flower is a wonderful embellie with it.

  8. Love both of our flowers on your card! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  9. Such a pretty card, love those colours... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  10. Beautiful card, love the colour combo and your stamping. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  11. Wow this is really stunning I love the crochet flower thanks for sharing with us at PanPastel UK.

    Kerry DT Leader


  12. Love this card Linda! My mother makes those flowers for me and I'm so afraid to use them!

  13. A beautiful card Linda, lovely colours and that flower is just perfect.
    Thanks for linking to the PanPastel UK challenge this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  14. Stunning card Linda. Your colouring is just perfect too. Something I'm needing to practice a lot more. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

  15. This is very pretty, great colour choice, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

  16. Great Card, you have combined some lovely elements and great colours ! Love your creativity :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  17. Such a great card Linda. I love the effect sponging gives around those dies. Thanks for entering this in LIIU's April Challenge and best of luck!

  18. Beautiful card. Great colouring work. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma


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