Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Lilac Beauty

This is a card I have made using a gorgeous image from The Crafty Purple Frog called 'Night Rose', I think she is just beautiful.  When I saw her I thought she would be ideal for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - L is for ... because she has lilac highlights in her hair and eyes.  I teamed the image up with a lilac backing paper from Joanna Sheen's Jane Shasky CD.

I decided to give the card a bit of a distressed feel and used some Core'dinations White Wash card stock to mount the image on and to mat the backing paper.  The same card stock has been used for the corners punched flowers and centre strip.  I lightly inked the edges of the backing paper with dusty concord Distress Ink and used the same ink to colour some cream seam binding that I then scrunched up for the bow.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of my card, it has been decorated to complement the front:

Card Recipe

Image:  The Crafty Purple Frog - Night Rose
Papers:  Joanna Sheen - Jane Shasky CD
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Rectangles, Punch Bunch flower punches,
Comfort Craft  Distressing Tool
Embellishments:  ribbon, lace, flowers, heart buttons and twine from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The CD Sunday Challenge - L is for ...  (Lilac and lace)
Little Darlings Challenge 17 - Favourite Embellishment (buttons)
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 51 - Monochrome Magic
The Crafty Pad Challenge 157 - B (black, bow, blooms, buttons)
CES Challenge 72 - Lots of Layers - 3 or more!
One Stop Craft Challenge 169 - Hearts and Flowers with ribbon (heart buttons and on backing paper)
Anything Goes Challenge 60 - Eye's Down, Bingo Board - Distress, My choice (Die Cuts/Punches) Ribbon & Lace

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope to see you again soon.



Carol said...

This looks absolutely fabulous Pauline, must add her to my list of wants! Love your choice of colours and the distressing. Carol x

Claire said...

I love this ..... gorgeous image, love the colour (well it's purple of course) and all the pretty elements - just fab. Hugs, Claire x

Deonna said...

Gorgeous card inside and out. I love all of the B's. Thanks for Playing this week at The Crafty Pad.

Victoria said...

She looks amazing in the middle of all that purple! Gorgeous!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the details. Thankyou for joining us at CCM this time.

Sue said...

Wow! this is SO Gorgeous Pauline!! isn't she adorable!! and you've coloured her so beautifully - I love the hint of purple in her hair and eyes - works so well here with the wonderful colour combo. I love all your gorgeous papers and embellishments - it's a really scrumptious card!
Hope you have a great evening!
Love Sue xx

Jocelyn said...

What a gorgeous card - I love that image. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

starcyl said...

Well Pauline I love it when I see a card that I'd love to have made and this is one of them. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Annette said...

Beautiful card .
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week


Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is stunning. Great card design.

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debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Pauline.

Steph said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Joanie said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, love the colour and design. Fab.

Thank you for joining us at Anything goes x

Love crafts forever said...

Yeey!!!! Happy to work with you on one more team!!! Wow! Your project are super awesome!!!
Hugs Nat

Purple Crazy said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours too, thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday xx

Jan said...

This is wonderful Pauline, love the colours. xx Jan

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

She is gorgeous Pauline. Thanks for joinin g the CD Sunday Challenge.

Wendy -x-

fionalawlor said...

Stunning card! You have coloured this image so beautifully :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

sara said...

beautiful card love that image gorgeous soft colours too thanks so much for joining us at little darlings this week
hugs sara x x

sue-b said...

beautiful card , il ove the image. sue-bx

Carol said...

A beautiful card Pauline with a lovely garter effect.
Thank you for joining us at Cd Sunday.
CD Sunday DT

Jen said...

Gorgeous card, your embellishments perfectly enhance the lovely image. Thank you for joining in at CD Sunday this week.
Jen x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning, I love the colours the black and lilac go so well together. Those roses are just the right shade.

Sue x

Julie said...

Beautiful - fab image and colours! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliex

Diane J said...

A gorgeous card, love the image, she is so beautiful and I really like the way you have coloured her in and the way the inside of your card matches the front. Im going to pop over to Crafty Purple Frog now for a peek :o) (Will this be expensive hahaha) Love Diane xx