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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Lenten Lily



This is a bit of a sneak peek as this stunning hellebore isn't yet in the store at Fred She Said - but it will be soon!  It's a design I was asking for and Tracey has exceeded my wildest expectations with her drawing. If you think I've not blended the petal edges very well, there are quite a few types that have very strong colour at the edge and fade quickly into the centre...  The ones that are out in my garden at the moment are the browny-red ones with speckles, not the same but so very welcome, they mean spring is really on the way.  I think these are also going to be available as pre-coloured digis and I'm really looking forward to these.

My card is based on what I thought was quite a challenging Sketch Saturday layout, I spent a while playing with bits of paper and I'm pleased with the way it's ended up.  DP is Basic Grey Kioshi with lots of stitching on it, the centre oval has script dry embossed then it's been heavily inked with Peeled Paint and Dusty Concord.  Sentiment stamp is Hobby Art, flowers coloured with Copics and Stickles.
My card is for the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Copic Creations - complementary colours (purple and gold)
Woodware USA - anything goes
Bunny Zoe - Spring flowers everywhere
One Stop Craft - Spring flowers everywhere
Sundays with Chrissie - stitching
For Fun Challenges - purple, green and yellow
The Rubber Cafe - stitching
Cute Card Thursday - signs of spring
Stamp Insanity - texture (embossing, stitching, cut and decoupaged image, layers)
Fussy & Fancy - embossing and/or paper piecing (dry embossing used)

23 comments:

  1. A really lovely card Anne, I love all the papers you've combined for this, they look great. Jo x

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  2. Anne thsi is soooo beautiful, LOVE LOVE your colors, image, and your fabulous stitching!! Gorgeous work!

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  3. You are right...a gorgeous lily to welcome spring!! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

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  4. Your card is just beautiful!! Love this color combo and the layout too! Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  5. Oh my gosh - this is GORGEOUS! Amazing creation! Thank you so much for sharing your touchy-feely with us at StampInsanity!

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  6. Anne this is beautiful! Thanks for playing along on FOr fun.

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  7. Love the stitching and embossed oval panel.....a beautiful card! Thanks so joining our challenge at FOR FUN this week.

    Hugs, Ali x

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  8. Very nice flowers. I love Fred She Said. Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy Friday girls!
    Tracy

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  9. What a great card. Really love what you have created here. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  10. A beautiful creation! I love lillies... great colouring technique too... thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges this week!
    hugs, and blessings,
    Pauline

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  11. Such a beautiful card!! Love the coloring on the lillies and the layers of textures. Great Job.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamp Insanity this week.
    ~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

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  12. Hi Anne!! So glad you joined us for the Sundays With Crissy Challenge!! Your card is lovely--perfect for Spring!!
    Hugs,
    Sarah ☺

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  13. Ahhh. Your coloring is wonderful! Your use of complementary purples and yellows is stunning. So glad you could join us at Copic Creations ~ good luck to you.
    Hugs...Rose

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  14. This is beautiful, lovely flowers and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun.

    x Meera x

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  15. Beautiful flower! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Insanity this week!

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  16. What an absolutely beautiful card. The image is so detailed and you did a wonderful job with the stitching. It so enhances your card. Thanks for joining us this week at For Fun Challenges.

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  17. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy Challenge!

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  18. great job with the zig zag around the oval...Thanks so much for joining last weeks sewing challenge at The Rubber Cafe. I hope you'll join us again for this weeks challenge to use your favorite die.

    XOXO
    Kristine

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  19. Beautiful Card!

    Thanks so much for joining last weeks sewing challenge at The Rubber Cafe. I hope you'll join us again for this weeks challenge to use your favorite die.

    XOXO
    Kristine

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  20. Very pretty card! Love the added emboss circle! thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy

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  21. fabulous Anne, those flowers are amazing...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

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  22. so very gorgeous! Love the stitching on this card! :)

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  23. Hi sweetie this is just stunning a super cute image and fab design, thanks for joining us at "Sunday's with Crissy" on our stitches challenge, big hugs love pops x x x

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