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Friday, 17 September 2010

Vintage lavender

I am so excited to share this card I made a few days ago as requested by my niece for her mum. Her mum loves lavender, purple, ribbons and lace. I looked through my stash and gathered up anything that fit this theme. I had an idea of how I wanted it to look but I don't always find it easy to interpret my thoughts. Imagine my joy when slowly this card was born! Its almost exactly what I had in mind. The image is a stamp by Hampton Art and the background paper and card are by Anna Griffin. I cut the oval and flourish with my Cuttlebug. I do enjoy making sweet cards (as you can tell) although I do like distressed and collage style as well. I actually like anything that looks pretty and I'm easily pleased! Hope you enjoy.

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  1. i always have problem with purple. but why everyone makes purple become so sweet?! this is very pleasing, ally ^^

  2. Very pretty! Love the embellishments...especially the paper roses! :)

  3. Wow - I really love this card - looks suitable for any 'girlie' occasion ...I just love the sweet, sweet lavender colours - GORGEOUS!

  4. Thanks pattieboo, I know its your fave colour too!

    Lin -thanks, I love the paper roses too. Luckily I had a few in this colour.

    As - thanks, I'm sure I've seen some gorgeous purple creations in your blog!

    Thank you girls for taking the time to let me know you've popped by! Thanks for the support!

  5. Hi Shanti! I'm so glad u left a comment on my blog. Thank u for sharing your colouring methods. It's very nice! I sometimes colour it with normal colour pencils, but the effect came out wasn't that good. =(
    I may plan to buy prisma colours. Illustrator is an adobe software, where I get to colour it from the computer, then print and cut it. I've just learnt to use it last year.
    Do you have any ideas where can i get prismas colour in Kuala Lumpur?
    Looking forward to hear from you.

    Thanks Shanti!

    - eve

  6. Wow Shanti, This is a beautiful card. Love the purple flowers and the beautiful paper you have used. You do make pretty cards:))

  7. Eve, glad to help. I don't think you can get Prismas in Msia, not sure about Spore. I bought them from the States. There are alternatives like Lyra etc. Best to go to a good art shop and see what they have or they may be able to recommend. Prismas are artist grade pencils. If I do come across any I'll be sure to let you know. I hear there's a branch of Art Friend in Midvalley.Hope this helps.xx


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