Friday, April 22, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Here we are on the brink of the Easter weekend.  It's finally spring all over.  The sun is shinning (I hope) and the April showers are about to give way to May flowers.  And that's our challenge this fortnight over at Fairy Fun Fridays.  I could have gone the April showers route, but for my card I chose flowers and used this delightful lily image from The Prairie Fairy.  I was going to try to make it white so it was an Easter lily, but felt the card needed the color.  So I just have a pretty spring lily.  I was inspired to use the Mojo Monday sketch as a starting point.  Everything else is pretty simple - no special techniques here, just a pretty shabby chic style card using paper lace and sweet posy appliques from my new Etsy shop.  And you can get some undyed seam binding there to.  Great stuff and so fun to custom dye to match your project.  I dyed this seam binding with my So Saffron reinker. I have a tutorial here on dying the crinkly seam binding.  All the card stock (Bordering Blue and Whisper White) and designer papers are from SU.  Sorry, but I don't remember the name of the designer paper pack, but it's from a couple of years ago and it's retired now.

That's the scoop on this one.  Hope you will play along with a April Showers or May Flowers themed project this fortnight at Fairy Fun Fridays.  Thanks again for stopping by and heartfelt thanks for your lovely comments.  It so inspires me to hear that you like my work.

Challenges Entered:
Mojo Monday - Sketch
C. R. A. F. T. Challenge - Flowers
Pixie Dust Studio - Spring Forward
Paper Romance - Tag It
ABC Challenge - Y is for Yellow
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime


Suzi Mac said...

Another Beauty Linda, love the stitching papers and thos sweet lace flowers. Gorgeous as alway hon. I hope you have a wonderful Easter Weekend.
Suzi x

Unknown said...

Beautiful Linda, hope you enjoy your weekend.

Hugs, Barbara xx

Vickie said...

Linda, you amaze me every day with your beautiful cards and ideas! Thanks so much for all your inspirations. I got package of lovelies from your store and love it all! Have a Happy Easter.♥♥

Esther said...

Gorgeous, as always! Happy Easter!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I'm playing catch up..Love your beautiful card. We are having APRIL SHOWERS and WIND. My tulips are only 3 inches high. We had 6 inches of snow Tues and no sun for 2 weeks. EASTER is to be in the 50's I should take a southern vacation until Spring comes around.
Easter Blessings to You and Yours

tiggertastic said...

amazing lace, that is just so pretty and your stitching is perfect and shows each layer off so well

Have a lovely easter, Sarah xx

Judi said...

The sentiment says it all Linda - your card IS absolutely FABULOUS!


Judi x

Daniele said...

what a lovely card Linda, lovely detail and colours

Margreet said...

Another eyecatcher Linda.....fab done and I love your details and colouring!
Wishing you a happy Easter weekend!
xxx Margreet

Hannah Clark said...

Oooooo, I love the soft peach! The distressing and stitching add such a lovely touch!

Kelly said...

Linda, you are the vintage master. Amazing, I love the little tear at the top. Hugs.

Unknown said...

Lovely vingtage design thanks for joining in at CRAFT.


~ Kendra ~ said...

Linda, beautiful card! Love all the detail - stitching, lace and flowers! Like the softness to the card! Amazing! Have a nice weekend!


Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, great idea with the clothes pin for the tag :)

Betty said...

Gorgeous creation.
Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week on our Flowers Challenge.

Betty x
GDT for the month of April at C.R.A.F.T.

happyglitzygirl said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card. Lots of detail. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Linda, I really love this colour comno, it has a lovely rich warm feeling to it.I especially like the peg holding the sentiment.
Sue C x

Janet Katz said...

You got that right - "Absolutely fabulous!" is the best description. This is a gorgeous shade of yellow and a beautiful card. Can't wait to see what you do next. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Helen Ann said...

love the shabby style - that ribbon is fab

thanks for playing along at Alphabet Challenge Blog, hope to see you again

Helen Ann XOX

Cor* said...

Utterly remarkable. Great layout and distressing. Love the seam binding and clothes pin! I honored your seam binding dyeing tutorial today on my Creative Inspiration post! Thanks for that!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

I changed my font at