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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!
{{{hugs}}}
 

19 comments:

  1. So Beautiful Linda and fantastic colouring..Loz

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

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

    hugs Marjo

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  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.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  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

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

    Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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

    Kerry DT Leader

    craftyfairie.blogspot.com

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

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  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

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

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

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  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)

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  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!

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

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