Monday 25 March 2013

Garden Spells

Hello folks and a special welcome to my new followers, I'm very pleased and honoured that you decided to join me here.
I'm a little late today with my creation for this week's challenge over at Make My Monday mostly due to the prepping for a workshop I taught this morning which caused a bit of a creative overload lol. I couldn't think what to do until this morning when I woke up with the idea (must have been dreaming about it or something!) and here's the finished card which is quite a clean and simple one for me as you'll see.
The challenge is to make something based on the cover or the story behind Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells book. I based mine loosely on the cover but reversed the colours as I didn't want too much black.

As you can see, I've used the colours of the flowers and leaves on the cover to make my inked background which was created using Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac and Mowed Lawn, all sponged on for a rainbow variegated look.
I then stamped on the wild flower silhouette (The Craft Fairy) and the butterfly which was part of a set free with a magazine a while ago with VersaFine black ink. I added a narrow mat of black card and then stamped the butterfly again twice on a larger white panel with a sentiment from a Kanban set using the black ink and coloured the butterflies with Aquamarkers.
I finished the card by adding the panels to a larger panel of smoky blue card attached to a white square card blank.

I hope you like what I've made and you should hop over to the challenge blog as the Design Team have some gorgeous and varied creations to inspire you.

Have a great week and hope the white stuff is not causing you too many problems.
Fliss xx


brenda said...

I absolutely love it Fliss, such a clean crisp design but still with so much style and interest.

B x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card in great color scheme.

Cazro said...

A beautiful interpretation of the book cover. I love your bright choice of colours and stamps used. Caz

Kim said...

fabulous card - great interpretation of the theme!
Kim x

butterfly said...

So pretty... the silhouetted hedgerow stamp is wonderful against your blended colours!
Alison x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, love the colours! Valerie

Mynn xx said...

Your silhouettes are perfect along with those gorgeous sponged colors, Fliss! This is absolutely beautiful! LOVE all the butterflies! :)

Deborah said...

You made this card this morning, Fliss!? While I was still snoozing :-) It's beautiful.

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful make.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Janis Lewis said...

This is freakin' gorgeous! I saw your card on MMM challenge blog and had to pop over and say WOW! I love it. :) Janis