Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Lilac and Green Flowers

I've combined two challenges today: The Ribbon Girl has for challenge 12, the  colour theme of Lilac and Green and The Emerald Faerie Garden challenge 11 has the theme Flowers, Flowers, Flowers. I've added two images of my card because I'm not sure which shows it better, one is a scan and the other is a photograph.

I've used a large square card blank by Craft UK. Instead of doing a 'cute' image which I seem to have done for the past few weeks I decided to go with a flower image. I chose one of Joanna Sheen's favourite flowers stamp range and stamped it with Memento ink. I coloured it with my Promarkers and cut it with a plain oval Spellbinders nestability. I then cut a lilac scalloped oval and a green plain oval in slightly larger sizes to use as a mount for the flowers. The lilac and green card are from Papermill. I cut the border and corners with the Spellbinders Parisian Accents. I was stuck for a backing paper and went right through my 'purples' paper/card drawer before moving to the computer and my CDs. I opened Joanna Sheen's Eastern Treasures CD and found this perfect backing paper which matches the image beautifully. I matted the backing paper on to green card and raised it from the base card for depth. I added  a length of green cord ribbon from my stash to the top of the embossed border to complete the design.


  1. This is so pretty Hazel. xx Jan

  2. Very pretty Hazel, the backing paper is perfect. Carol x

  3. Hi Hazel, looks like your blog hasn't been updating in my dashboard again!! I've missed a few of your cards - I'm sorry! Today's card is soooo pretty! I love the image and the gorgeous paper. xx

  4. a gorgeous creation and fabulous flowers thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  5. Beautiful card Hazel,love the border and corner dies.
    Wendy xx

  6. Lilac and green are perfect for your flowers, aren't they? Just beautiful! Thank you for visiting my blog the other day and for becoming a follower.

  7. Lovely card Hazel, the iris image is very pretty. Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge, Mary G x

  8. Good morning hun, your card is gorgeous, love those corners and I love the flower pretty!

  9. beautiful card your take on the colour challenge...thanks for joining in the fun at The Ribbon Girls...hugs kath xxx

  10. Utterly adorable, love the sweet flower image and your design. Thank you for joining us at Emerald Faeries Garden this week.
    Suzi x