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Monday, 7 May 2012

Floral May @ MMM

My friend and design team buddy Suzi B has chosen the theme this month at Make My Monday and I think it's going to be a popular one.  All month long we at MMM would like to see your creations based on:-

F L O R A L

With this week's specific challenge being 
"Lily of the Valley or White Flowers"

Now despite Lily being my birth flower and my beautiful little granddaughter being named "Lillie" - I am sorry to say that it is one of the few flowers I really don't like.  Whether they remind me of sad occasions, or whether it is the very pungent smell (makes poor Neil sneeze) or whether the pollen would be bad for my little pussy cat - I don't know.  Anyway enough warblings from me ......so I used a Stampendous "Magnolia" stamp. 

A change for me but I have kept my 8x8 card relatively simple.  All backgrounds are made by me.... using just "bundled sage" distress ink for both the colouring and overstamping (overstamping on the background panels were made using a Woodware and Andy Skinner stamps).


Machine stitching in white and a page from my old book on Birds completed my card.  The chiffon ribbon, charm and buttons (chiffon ribbon cut up) added.

The focal Magnolia image was stamped in Versafine Black, layered and then coloured delicately with "bundled sage" distress inks by stamping on my craft mat and then picking up with a water brush.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges and I do hope I get to see you playing this month at Make My Monday!.

I would like to enter the Divas by Design - "Monochrome" challenge as only distress ink Bundled Sage used.....


Bye for now!  Enjoy the Bank Holiday my UK blogging friends!  Suzanne ~x~

9 comments:

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous card Suz and love the soft green tone which is perfect with the beautiful magnolia blossom.
Hope you're having a lovely Bank holiday (the sun has just come out down here at last!)
Hugs, Fliss xx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Suzanne, a lovely soft delicate shade.
Avril

Mynnette said...

Oh so pretty and soft--LOVE the different textures and that magnolia image is gorgeous! :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the background it looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is absolutely stunning Suzanne! I love the soft background, the beautifully neat stitching, the text layer and the delicate looking magnolia itself - just gorgeous. Vicky x

Jacqueline said...

A stunning card Suzanne - beautiful colour and your stamped image is gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

Daniele said...

love the subtle colouring of the papers and image, also thank you for popping by and leaving your lovely comment much appreciated
hugs

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Suzanne, I love those soft colours, and the stamp you've used is beautiful.

Maria x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Another stunner here. Very pretty indeed. xxx

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