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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pink Lily of the Valley

I love the sweet smell of Lily of the Valley. I only have a few and hope they soon start spreading. I have to find some pink ones to plant with them. I wonder if the pink ones smell as sweet as the white ones do.

This card was inspired by this Wednesday's Sketch at Splitcoast Stampers. I had to flip it slightly to make it work with my image.

The Lily of the Vally Digi image is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I colored them with Copic Markers. The flowers are a pale pink and then I added some diamond stickles to them for a little extra bling.

The papers, ribbon and buttons I used are from Close to my Heart.
I distressed the edges of all pieces very lightly with Desert Sand Ink.
The sentiment and matting was cut from Labels Nine Nesties.
The Hand Stitching was done with matching embroidery floss.

Other Challenges that inspired the making of this card:
Clearly I Stamp - April Showers bring May Flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar - 3 Designer papers & 3 Buttons
Doodle Palace - 3 buttons, 2 papers, 1 ribbon
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Shiny, Sparkly & Special
Craft Your Passion - Pink & Green
Crafty Cardmaker - Distressing
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Buttons
Paper, Scissors & Rocks - Die Cuts
Digi Doodle - Ribbon

28 comments:

Glenda said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours. Hand stitching!!! Wow - absolutely fantastic. Thanks for playing along

Kr├╝mel said...

Love the flowers and how you colord them in. And that stitching is just beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week!

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Beach Cat ! said...

Gosh, this is one of the prettiest cards I have seen. I love the way you colored the image and the layers of paper you chose are wonderful. I wan't really thrilled with the sketch but this card really shows it off. I cannot imagine how long the hand stitching took but I would love to try that on one of my cards. Thank you for the inspiration!

Lauretta See said...

OH! Nancy!

this is stunning.. so classy ;) I love it.. the sketch is beautiful too. GREAT JOB!! thank you for joining us this week on CRAFT YOUR PASSION. Hope we will see you often!

Hugs x

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful.... I love all the papers and the colors that you chose .... Florals are my favorite stamp and this is so inspiring. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. We look forward to seeing your creation again...

Harriet

Liza said...

Great work, I love the design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Betty Wright said...

Nancy, this is just beautiful! Wonderful colors, coloring, and fabulous detailing! Lovely card!

Monika Reeck said...

Love that flowers too..great color combo and nice button on your card...thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Best this week, hugs, Monika

Daisychain said...

What a pretty card, love the colours you have used and that stitching is stunning. Thank you for taking part in my challenge at Doodle Palace. Hugs Christine x

nadyne said...

wow! your card is beautiful, i love it! thank you for joining CYP this week. hugs
Nadyne xx

Judy said...

This is awesome. 2 of my very favorite colors too. Your coloring is just fantastic!! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs

Pascale said...

Gorgeous stitching colouring and design thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Karen said...

Very pretty, love the image! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Maria said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful stitching! Thanks for playing along with us over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. We look forward to you playing along with us again soon. Hugs, Maria

Claudine Poch said...

Beautiful card, great job. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Karyn said...

Wow! What a stunning card! I love the stitching around the edges. So much work but so so worth it! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Passion. x x

Katja of Katzz said...

What a beautifull card so gorgeous. Thanks for joining our DDSB-challenge!

Greetings,
Katja

Tineke said...

What a chic card, just love it. The hand stitching is amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us at CYP this week.

KymKreates said...

Lovely ribbon application!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
KymKreates

Karen Howard said...

Gorgeous card, I love everything about it! Beautiful coloring and the stitching is awesome!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Simply fabulous! Thank you for joinig us at DDSB! :)

Julie said...

I love Lilly of the Valley,I can almost smell it looking at your beautiful card!It takes me back a few years to running a florist shop,it was so very expensive but I so loved using it in Wedding bouquets.Love your stitching too! x

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful card Nancy, gorgeous colouring and beautiful layout. Love the Sentiment and wonderful stitching. Thanks for joining us this week at Doodle Palace, take careX:)

Doodle Palace said...

Nancy! You WON Featured Artist at Doodle Palace this week!!! Congratulations on your wonderful card and thanks so much for joining our challenge!!

Dee and Robin

Amber said...

Such an elegant card! Love the soft purples, stitching, and embossing. And of course the ribbon!
DDSB Hugs
Amber

jo said...

So pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DDSB! :)

-Jo:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Vixykins said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and the colours are stunning :)
Love all the detailling on it with the buttons and tag.

Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers distressed challenge x

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card!