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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lavender and Lace

Hello!  I'm joining up with Team Diane today to help usher in this fortnight's Double D challenge -- Lavender and Lace.  Sounds pretty, doesn't it?  We'd like to see the color Lavender on your project, along with any kind of lace, be it real lace, die cut lace, stamped lace, or even a lacy doily.  Right away I thought of the Stampin' Up! ink color, Lavender Lace, so that's what I used on my card.




Now, feast your eyes on the inspiration board.  It makes me ooooh and ahhhhh.  Too pretty not to play along!




I was inspired by the rose-adorned tie back on the lacy curtain.  Well, actually, I was inspired by the entire board, but I focused on the rose.  My design doesn't look much like a curtain tie back, but maybe you can see the point from which I jumped.

This is Stampin' Up!'s Stippled Blossoms, probably retired, but still a go-to set for me.  I stamped some flowers down the side, then stamped and cut several more flowers and leaves to arrange in a cascading fashion over the ribbon and lace.  A few sequins and some Black Diamond glitter on the large flower center finish it off.




The Double D team really got their Lavender and Lace on for this challenge.  Many shades, many styles.  Pretty stuff!  Speaking of pretty, we were wow'd by all the entries for our black and white challenge.  Winners are announced on the Double D blog today, too.

Thanks for sharing a little time with me today.  I hope we can do this again soon!


Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Stippled Blossoms and A Greeting for all Reasons  Paper:  Whisper White  Ink:  Lavender Lace, Vintage Violet, So Saffron, More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Old Olive  Accessories:  Sequins, lace, crushed velvet ribbon, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

31 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful make here my friend, the colouring of the flowers are awesome.xx{aNNie}

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely beautiful Leslie!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

You play with color so well and this card supports that statement! Your card is lovely and I love the colors you chose to work with!

Joan B said...

wow, this is gorgeous!!!

Pauline said...

Squeel!!! Oh my goodness Leslie, this is gorgeous! Everything you could every want on a card - lace, ribbon, sequins, glitter and then of course your beautiful flowers. A perfect colour combination! Oh my, I would love to stay home and make cards after seeing this, you are always such an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing a beautiful piece of artwork! Wishing you a wonderful day.

Diane said...

Stunningly beautiful!! Wow, love the colors, the stamps, the design....another masterpiece!! I loved that you joined in and hope you will every month, those boards are hard to pass up aren't they..lol!! I sue wish I had purchased this stamp set when it was available, it is gorgeous!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh WOW! Those are beautiful blossoms from SU, I thought they were Altenew! I love your design and your glorious colors. That bit of lace beneath is fabulous too! This is a beauty through and through!

nancy littrell said...

I have never seen Stippled Blossoms used so beautifully, Leslie. I love your layout, pretty spring colors, ribbon, lace and fussy cut flowers..not a die, but fussy cut? Your scissor skills are as wonderful as your coloring skills! TFS my friend. Hugs.....

Sherri said...

This is beyond gorgeous and into a new dimension of beautiful! WOW! Love the colors you went with and your coloring is always a thing of amazement! LOVE the lace & ribbon! You always make me want to try harder to improve my skills! Have a fantastic day and hug the fur babies for me!

Yogi said...

Oh!!! that's so pretty. Have a great day

Bobbi Miller said...
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Bobbi Miller said...

WOWZERS! Leslie, this is stunning. Yes, it's a retired SU set, and one I refuse to give away or sell. I love it and you've reminded me to go play. That Lavender Lace color is also stunning, and I wish I was a SU demonstrator then so I could have purchased it. The Wisteria Wonder color that is supposed to replace it, just doesn't quite do it for me I'm afraid. The peek a boo lace under those gorgeous flowers are just so pretty. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us. Hugs

Kathy Krug said...

Love this design and I can see how you created the card from the inspiration. The flowers are stamped beautifully and arranged perfectly with the lace. Love how you kept the white space on the side. Fabulous design.

pam said...

Love the floral arrangement on this card Leslie, looks beautiful with your gorgeous lace, my favorite stamps from SU would`nt part with mine! what stunning colors you have used too.
Hugs Pam x

Darlene said...

WOWZA girlie ... this is GORGEOUS! Love the cascading flowers and that lacy panel beneath! What a beautiful, beautiful birthday card (you could save it until July if you'd like! lol) Always fun to come visit your blog and be inspired by your talent! Just fabulous!

Vicki robertson said...

Leslie, this card is stunning! It simple, but oh, so elegant! The colors on your flower cluster are amazing. I have to say that this is one of my favorite that you have made and I love all your work.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Oh my! Leslie you have outdone yourself. That card is just so....everything. Soft, feminine, pretty. It reminds me of something you would find on a ladies dressing table. I just love it.

Evelyn S. said...

How pretty! Lavender and lace go together so well! That's a fascinating stamp.

Lynette said...

Pretty flowers and pretty colors. I love the shadowy stamping in the background!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous!! I so love the stamping and color combo you have used, lovely touch of lace with them, and excellent arrangement of the flowers. That sentiment has such a pretty style to it!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I love that SU color as well. The old colors I think were better especially when it comes to the lavenders and pinks! Flowers and lace - can't get better than that! Beautiful card!

Donna Ellis said...

ooooooooh! So delicate and pretty, Leslie, with those incredible flowers and delightful colors! Springtime was definitely in your mind. I especially like the "layers" of color, with the stamp off flowers in the background and the pretty flowers on top popped up a bit. The lace is the perfect touch for this challenge, and those little sequins mirror the color perfectly. Wishing you a wonderful day! hugs, de

Margaret said...

Stunningly gorgeous! Purple is my favorite color so you know I love this one. It's perfect for the challenge!

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous! Look at that white space and those sequins... your flowers just pop off the card Leslie and the lace is wonderful touch. Gorgeous sweet friend!

Darnell said...

I'm sorry, Leslie, I am having a hard time tearing my eyes off your extraordinary work of art to feast them on the challenge board! Your talent is amazing!! Hugs, Darnell

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Your card is amazing Leslie — love all the trimmings, the stamped flowers and the way you have put it all together! Stunning card.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Your card is amazing Leslie — love all the trimmings, the stamped flowers and the way you have put it all together! Stunning card.

Carol L said...

This is a stunning creation! I love the cascading flowers over the lace, but the little things like the large flower center and sequins pull everything together beautifully! I love this stamp set, and I'm sorry I passed on it when it was available :)

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Positively gorgeous! Really this is about the tenth time I've visited your post. I keep thinking I'll come up with something to describe your supreme talent. You bring it each and every time.

Traci M said...

This card is so lovely, Leslie!! Makes me want to dig out my lavender lace ink...but it would never look like this...a real stunner!!

Lin said...

Leslie, I recently found this amazing card on Pinterest, and loved it so much that I did a CASE of it today. I adore everything about your card - thanks so much for the inspiration!

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