Monday, May 7, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 27 - Shades of Purple



The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog is Shades of Purple.  For my card I used this beautiful new stamp from Sweet Stamps called Iris.  I paired it with a new First Edition 6x6 paper pad called Dreamcatcher.  It is all luscious shades of purple.  I used my Japanese Garden Lace Oval for the frame around the image.  The center of this frame drops out, so I laid the frame over my stamped image and traced the oval.  I hand cut it out, carefully trimming around the parts of the flower that hang out.  I mounted the drop out oval on the back of my hand cut oval and then put the frame back together.


Using my Japanese Lace and Flourish Frame I cut a long edge and used it as a border piece on the vertical paper panel on the left.  It has a similar design as the oval frame and I thought it looked nice.  Using my Judy's Blooms I tried to make an iris bloom.  I added leaves from the Tropical Leaves set and a stem from my Darling Daisies die.  The last step was the corner embellishments from my Lace Corner Deco B set.  Finished size is 6" square. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog for more inspiration and to join the Shades of Purple challenge. You can enter for a chance to win a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website.

7 comments:

Karen W said...

Very soft and pretty, my wish list is getting longer all the time!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Very pretty card and great coloring! The Iris is one of my favorites. Love the Japanese Oval Frame!!

ednamburgess said...

Beautiful card and my favorite colors. Love the softness of the background. Pretty flower too. Edna

Danni said...

Very pretty card! Love all the dies you used..adds so much detail!

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Sandy, wow what a stunning card I love the dark shades mixed with the lighter shades.. and the out of the box technique
Hugs
Tamara

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Sandy - love that die! Your coloring is gorgeous, and the layout is just perfect! Thanks for the inspiration - I'm your newest follower!

Linda said...

Wow this is so elegant and stunning!!!! Gorgeous dies and colors!!!!!