Wednesday 20 August 2014

…thou hast brought me many flowers…

Wednesday means only one thing, a new sketch over at the Outlawz and my card today features the lovely Iris image from this month’s fabby sponsor, Oak Pond Creations.

And here’s this week’s sketch.

I’ve fallen out of the habit of playing along at Through the Purple Haze so before I sat down to make my card I headed over there to check out their current challenge.  It is to use an inspirational image, quite a different image it is too!  Between the feathers and the colours I kept thinking shabby chic, a style that really suited this sketch too.  I picked up the purples, pinks and blues from the inspiration image in my papers and embellies and the slight green tinges in my scrap of ribbon.

The sketch was a great one for layering up my papers and I do love to use various patterned papers on my cards, love the extra weight and thickness they give to the card.  I’ve got three on this one so I’m also entering my card in the current challenge over at Craft Your Passion.

Corrosive Challenges are running a theme of “B” Unique looking for three things starting with the letter ‘b’; I’ve got some lovely blooms (both embellies and the image), some sparkly bling and a beautiful butterfly.  So I’m entering my card in the challenge.

This really is an awesome sketch to let your creativity shine through and I loved playing with it.  So hope you will come join us over at the Outlawz with your take on the sketch.

B28, B63, B66, BV29, G07, G28, G43, G46, Y15
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Shabby Blue
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ 5x7 Matting Basics
Bling Swirl from stash
Green Tara ~ Velvet Leaves Burgundy
Mulberry & Paper Flowers from stash
Prima Flowers ~ Prelude Summer Mix
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye
Cardstock from stash
Ribbons & Trims etc
Hug Snug ~ Seam Binding Ribbon Cream (dyed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Iced Spruce)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. gorgeous card, love those soft purple colours and papers.
    Kim x

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous!! I was so hoping your beautiful card would turn up here at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!! Wonderful design and I love everything you did!!

  3. This is most definately a WOW..card

    Beautifully made...and created.

    Fiona DT

  4. A stunning and most beautiful card, thank you for joining us at TTPH....

    Andrea DT

  5. Such a beautiful card! i love the colours and the distressed edges..and what a great idea with the shabby chic...its great to see you again..Thanks for joining us at TTPHC this week! Anita DT

  6. Love the paper curl and all the flowers, well love it all really, giggle! Very nice card. Thanx for joining us at TTPHC.

    Carla DT

  7. This is stunning, I love all the layer, I also like to make cards with a bit of weight.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge TTPH Good luck....
    Sylvia DT TTPH x

  8. Oh wow Emily, your card is gorgeous! Love the colors you use and that iris is perfectly colored. Great job. Thank you for joining us at TTPH's Color Inspiration week.

    Katya Bess


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