Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Sweet Lilac Flowers

Welcome fellow Bloggers, Crafters and Friends, I appreciate every single one of you.

I was lucky enough to be sent a gorgeous bag of Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers from the very lovely Linda Simpson

Linda has been an amazing friend to me since I started crafting. I was lucky enough to meet Linda at the NEC in November and she was as lovely in person as she is online. 
Linda has always been encouraging and supportive to me and someone I will always be friends with. 

This morning I opened my post and out popped a bag of the most gorgeous paper flowers I have seen. They are not thin like most paper flowers, they are sturdy and hold a shape. 

I set to work straight away to make a card to fit the Sweet Lilca Paper Flowers Current Challenge 'Monochrome'. 
I picked an image from The Stamping Chef and coloured her in grey scale. This is the first time I have tried this, and I am pretty pleased with how she turned out. 

Once she was coloured, I then picked my papers from a DoCrafts Capsule black and white paper pack, and my flowers from the stash Linda sent me from Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers. 

This is the finished card....

The above photo shows the embellishments closer. The big black flower and the two large white flowers either side are from Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers. 
I teamed these up with some diecut silver leaves, white feathers, black and white ribbon roses and some pearl sprays. 
The flowers are the perfect size to add a statement to any card. 

I finished the card by adding some black and clear flat backed gems and some white card candi. 

I would recommend Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers to any crafter who loves good quality flowers in gorgeous rich and deep colours. 

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Crafty Girls Challenges - #16 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenges - #54 Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - #40 Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - #17 Always Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - #76 Lots of Layers
Simply Create Too - #60 Stack Em Up
The Paper Nest Dolls - #9 Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Use Diecuts or Embossing
ArtByMiran Challenge - #4 Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - #27 Anything Goes

As always, thank you for all your wonderful visits and comments. 


Teresa said...

Great card Lisa. Love your colouring and those flowers are gorgeous x

Kathryn said...

A fabby make my love, that colouring looks amazing xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge...Sue DT xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Crabbies Cards said...

Beautiful Card, Thank you for joining in the fun over at The Stamping Chef,
Floss, DT

Wendy McCarthy said...

Gorgeous monochrome card, love the sassy image! Xx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Love it

Karen Clare said...

Fabulous Lisa.
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Lilac Flowers challenge.
Good Luck
Karen (DT) xx

Avril Ann said...

Oh WOW, Lisa, this card is gorgeous, and I do love those flowers, I love how you have arranged them, they are perfect with the image...hugs hun xxx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lisa, your card is stunning! I love the beautifully coloured image and the floral spray looks gorgeous.

Thank you for your lovely comments and I wish you luck in the Sweet Lilac Flower challenge.

Linda xxx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and great details. Just

jane stillman said...

Love how you've coloured the image, and the flowers set her off perfectly x

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning card love the monochrome look Lisa xx Jan

Jac desordre said...

This is a lovely card, black and white always look striking, I am now following x

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our fourth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Kate M said...

Beautiful card - love that image, coloured beautifully and I agree those flowers are stunning!! Great project.

Nicky Wilcox said...

A beautiful card I do love the gray scale its so striking, and them flowers are perfect for the card. xxx Hugs xxx

Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love your grayscale colouring, and the bexley black papers you chose are fantastic. The one used at the back is one of my all time favourites!

Marie Richardson said...

Lisa this is brilliant hun I love it. The image is coloured beautifully you have done a brill job considering its the first time you have tried this style of colouring.
Good Luck in the challenges

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, fab image. And your own unique style. Clever clogs.

Moira xxx

Kay said...

Wow Lisa,
your card is absolutely fantabulous!
I love how you coloured it and the flowers are perfect with it.
Kay XX

Cumbrianlass said...

Absolutely amazing as always Lisa.
Hope you are feeling a little better
Janet xxx

seemacrafts said...

fabulous image love the card

Cheremane said...

This is fabulous :) flowers look gorgeous too xx

Laine said...

Such a fun creation Lisa, with wonderful floral detail.

Sylv said...

Wonderful card, beautifully coloured and embellished.

Sylv xx

CraftyKay said...

Congrats Lisa. Not an easy task colouring in black and white and making it work. You did I it beautifully. Thanks for sharing with CBN.x

Mi Ran Jung said...

Hi Lisa! It is absolutely Gorgeous monochrome card!!! Beautiful design and love the embellishments. New challenge will be start soon, hope see you again.
Thanks for playing along with us at artbymiran challenge. Hugs, Mi Ran

Andree said...

A fantastic monochrome card Lisa. I love how you've done the image in greyscale and the flowers are gorgeous x

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fab image and a great and beautiful card Lisa.

gr karin

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Cathy DT Member

Jo Rice said...

Fab image and fab card, and the flowers look perfect too. Thanks for joining us over at the Sweet Lilac Challenge Blog and Good Luck...Jo. X

Anne Fenton said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

Sheila said...

Lovely project, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful colouring. black and white is one of my favourite combos and this is beautifully done. Sweet lilac flowers finish it off nicely. Thanks for entering the seetlilac flowers challenge and good luck xx

Stéphanie Beauchemin said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for playing with us at PaperNest Dolls :)

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful Card great Monochromatic Look.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie

Gill McCall said...

Just lovely. Monochrome is such a pretty way to show a project. Thanks for entering the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT