Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Shades of blue

Kraftyhands have a new challenge which you can find here:


For my card I decided to use their CD called KEW floral collections, and here it is:


I used the striped floral background, then added the distressed gingham background which, I distressed round the edges with tumbled glass Distress ink,  I mounted that onto silver mirri.  On top of that I used the ribbon threader paper, and used blue and white striped ribbon which was in my stash.  Next I matted and layered using more of the striped floral background, turquoise backing paper and then the iris image. The butterfly has been decoupaged. So all the papers and image have come from different parts of the cd. The swirls are Spellbinders, from the rose set, I just cut off the leaves and added them to the Prima flower spray together with a tiny piece of the blue and white striped ribbon.  The flower embellishment is also from Kraftyhands, and I added an orange/silver brad to the centre so that it tied in with the orange of the ribbon threader.

I hope you like it, and why not join in the challenge too.

Till next time ................... take care x

22 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card Jane, love the topper and the gorgeous papers. Thank you for joining us over at Kraftyhands for our Shades of Blue challenge.

Hugs
Linda
DT Administrator

jean.phillips1 said...

Beautiful card Jane, love the Iris! xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Jan and lovely colours.

greetings karin

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is beautiful Sweetie, i love the colours x

caroline spice said...

Beautiful , What a wonderful soft colour pallet and a great design xx

Kathryn said...

Oh I'm loving the gingham with the florals looks lovely xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great card! It would also fit the challenge at Crafting For All Seasons - Floral Delight perfectly.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Kate M said...

Lovely card - super image and love those flourishes.
xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Beautiful image, beautiful mix of gingham papers and mixed with that gorgeous floral paper works beautifully!

Hugs Lisa xxxx

Andree said...

This is really pretty Jane. As you know, it's one of my favourite images on the CD and I love the fresh look you've given it with the gingham and floral papers x

Sylvia said...

A beautiful balanced card.Thank you for joining in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
Sylvia x

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Jane .Tis a great CD ..and you have showcased it beautifully .Nice touch using coordinating gingham paper ribbon threader .Love the embellishing with flowers and swirls .Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands challenge Blog .
Shirley-anne.

Jan Ltc said...

Great card Jane love the pretty colours xx Jan

Debbie Fisher said...

This is really pretty Jane, such soft colour tones...love it xxx

Cheremane said...

Such a beautiful card Jane crafty hugs xxx

Gwyneth said...

I love irises and this image is gorgeous. It's such a pretty card with you.

DeBe said...

A really beautiful card Jane and lovely to meet you today :) x

annemarks said...

Lovely card, the colours are gorgeous and it is a great layout :)

Laine said...

Such a beautiful creation.
xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Just gorgeous, love the colours! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy available if you would like to pop by and enter :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/new-candy.html

Taniaj said...

lovely image, stunning card hugs Tania xx

Chris said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and design. Chris xx