Thursday, 23 June 2016

Lavender Stems, Camera Film, Kraft Card

Trying something different again today.
Different because this is not a colour scheme I would normally choose to use...  and I've tried out a slightly different layout.

Take a look...

If you read yesterday's post then yes, you've probably already guessed it.  This is indeed another make for the latest Poppystamps challenge.  But did you know that over at Memory Box their latest challenge is all about Water Colour?
As these are two of my all time favourite challenges that I like to play along with (not discounting my love of tags and the lovely Tag You're It! challenge, of course), it seemed only fitting to try and make a card fit for both. 

I am uneasy about the layout on this one though.  
It's difficult for me to judge when the colours are so not for me!

The theory behind this card is 'taking a snapshot of life/capturing a moment on camera' - hence the film strip portion that's been partially glued.
Does it work?
I leave that for you to tell me...
But if it doesn't work, please be kind when you tell me.  I am a delicate soul, you know.
I bruise easily inside and out!

Here's the Poppystamps Tic Tac Toe grid...

...  and here's a quick 'how to'...

Make a quick Yellow watercolour wash.  Leave to one side to dry.
Cut a piece of card slightly smaller than the water colour panel.  Splatter with Distress Ink.
Cut two film strips, glue together, leave to one side to dry.
Cut and assemble Lavender Die, then put in situ but don't glue down yet.
Use Stencils to add extra Flowers to picture, using the Lavender die cut for placement.
Spritz stencilled Flowers with water and leave to dry.
Attach Lavender die cut, then overlay with Meadow Clover die cut.
Tear a piece of White card and attach Twine, then glue to panel.
Attach panels to card as shown.
Cut Photo Strip to size and attach.
Add butterflies and sequins.

One final touch...  Add some Glitter Varnish spray.  (You may want to skip this step).
It has a very subtle finish to it and doesn't show in the photo - but it is there!

Supplies Used:

Memory Box 'Long Stem Lavender'
Memory Box 'Butterfly Heart'
Poppystamps 'Meadow Clover'
Poppystamps 'Bijou Film Strip'

Memory Box 'Delphiniums'
Memory Box 'Stems'

Memento 'Olive Grove'
Memento 'Elderberry'

Spectrum Noir 'AquaTint'  (Bright and Beautiful)
Tim Holtz Distress Paint 'Picket Fence'
Tim Holtz Distress 'Splatter Brush'
Twine 'Green'
Crafter's Companion 'Spray and Sparkle'  (Pearl Diamond)

Challenges I'm Entering...

Challenge #21   'Tic Tac Toe'
(I chose Flowers, Yellow and Twine)

Week #368  'How Does Your Garden Grow'

'Midsummer'   Use Flowers and/or Wreaths

If I get it finished in time, I have one more entry for the latest Memory Box challenge.  Time will tell, I guess!

Have a lovely weekend...

Donna. x


  1. Lovely card, perfect for this weeks challenge.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

    1. Thank you, Susan.
      Have a good weekend :)

  2. Fabulous card love the colour scheme and all the layers and textures it is gorgeous. XOXO Zoe

    1. Thank you, Zoe. Appreciate you taking the time to stop by :)
      Have a lovely weekend...

  3. Another great make here Donna, love this layout and colours, I find it hard to do wonky! and never used watercolours, I afraid I could choose between yesterdays and today! both perfect.
    Thank you for joining us on Poppystamps challenge.
    Pam x

    1. Thank you, Pam.
      Working on a 'me' style card right now. Feels like I haven't done one of those for a while!
      'Bye for now...
      Donna. X

  4. So fun Donna! I know what you mean. Good on you for doing something different...that's what challenges are about. I'm scared of color most of the time! hehe Fabulous designing and use of die cuts!

    1. Thank you, Pam :)
      I simply have an aversion to bright colours... and don't get me started on the colour orange!
      I used to dislike blue and purple immensely, too - but they've kind of grown on me lately (as long as they are the right shade, of course)!
      Take care, Pam :)

  5. I love it, both the design and the colors, Donna! And (no surprise here) I really love panels that are askew like this and yet totally look balanced!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Love the askew layering on this card Donna. You mixed a wonderful variety of elements for this design and they work well together, especially the burst of yellow from the water colouring! So glad you had a chance to enter another card for the Poppystamps challenge.

  7. LOVE the creative layering on this one Donna! Beautiful! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

    1. I made this one with someone's birthday in mind - as well as fitting in with the challenge. I think I'll try a version in 'Donna' colours and then decide if I like the layout or not!!!

  8. Beautiful mix of elements Donna! I love the way the filmstrip moves my eye along the entire design and around again!

    1. Thank you, Jeanne. This one was so far out of my comfort zone!

  9. The filmstrip works great and so does the watercolor, stamping and die cut!

    1. Glad you like it! I was so unsure about posting this one.

  10. This is absolutely stunning. I am amazed how you combined all the different elements. Beautiful! Thank you so much for participating in the Memory Box June watercolor challenge.

    1. Thanks again, Laura :)
      I really appreciate your kind words... especially as I am still not convinced about this myself!
      Have a lovely weekend.

  11. CONGRATS on your Memory Box choice for this beautiful card, love it!