Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Framed up

Still snowing and blowing here, but my heart and thoughts go out to all those who have been affected by all the tornadoes in the southern USA. So much devastation-it's hard to imagine.
This card is still working with the purple and green scraps on my work table. I love this color combination so much, and this time of year, when my gardens are covered in a blanket of white I like to have flowers in my creations. This crocus image is one I actually colored last spring when my crocus were in bloom. I have one garden in my front yard that is a mass of purple, lavender and gold in early spring with the crocus. It's so neat to see them blooming through the snow, too.
Anyway, here is my card, which I will enter in the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown #132, to 'Bling it Up'! So, rhinestones, stickles, and a gold butterfly-jah, it's blinged up!


The crocus image is from Flourishes 'A year in flowers #1', and colored with Copic markers, and as I colored this so long ago I couldn't say which markers exactly, but I do know it is stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink on Bazzil Simply Smooth CS, and has purple Stickles on it. I cut it out with SB Labels 5, and sponged Momento Grape Jelly Ink around it while still in the die. I mounted it on a scrap of purple cut with SB Deckled Rectangles. I cut the frame from Bazzil white cardstock with SB Classic Frame and sponged the Grape Jelly ink while still in the die. I also inked the edges of the frame, inside and out, with ?Grape Jelly Ink and mounted it over the image with foam dimensionals. I cut the frame a second time from green CS and used the inside cut to mount the image inside the frame. I added some Recollections purple rhinestones around the frame and a little butterfly cut from SB foils with the SU butterflies embosslit die. This will be another one for Operation Write Home. I am determined to get a package out to them soon. 


  1. Love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  2. I love your SB frame and pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.
    Kim L.

  3. Beautiful card love the crocus image and the die-cut frame-thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown
    carol DT x