Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sentimental Sundays #21 - Wedding DT Belles ;)

Re-edited: Woo hoo! This project has been chosen as one of the Ginger Gems at Gingersnap Creations #70 ;-))))

Hello my blogging Friends!

This post will be rather short (as my posts go lol!) because my Writing Muse has gone AWOL recently…. But don't worry, I will top it up with some piccies ;))).

This week’s theme at the Sentimental Sundays is “Wedding”. The girls have done such beautiful wedding projects, make sure you pop over to the challenge blog to so them. And don't forget to grab a set of Ann's free sentiments, this week the sentiments have been chosen by me! ;)))

My inspiration for this project was the Shabby Tea Room Challenge theme this week, to use green and/or be inspired by nature. I am very much into leaves and handmade flowers at the moment so this project has given me an opportunity to go wild with it!

The background paper was sponged with chalk ink, stamped with my favourite delicate swirls and then I used a distressed ink for the leaves stamps. I also added a layer of a handmade (not by me through lol!) green paper layered with leaves.

The roses were made with organza fabric. I also added a couple of skeleton leaves. The white ribbon was cut using a Martha Stewart doily lace punch. All ribbons and trims were machine stitched with black thread for contrast.

The sentiment is by Raindrop Echo for Whimsy Stamps and was cut using the Nestabilities label die.

For the inside of the card I created a similar background and I also used a Tim Holtz flourish mask.

As my card is quite hmmm… dimensional ;) I realised that I would need a box rather than an envelope so later this evening I created a matching “wrapping” for my card ;) and here’s the fruit of my efforts:

I have recently found somewhere this little bell so I hang it on a ribbon to create a little charm for the box.

Here, the card and the box together:

Happy Sunday everyone and many thanks for visiting. It really means a lot!

Challenges for this project:
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #27 - Fresh living
L3 Compendium of curiosities #14 – Masks
Sweet Stampin Challenge #44 – Stitching
GC #70 Spicy Supply Challenge - Punches
Quixotic Challenge #41: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Let's Ink It Up Challenge #3 - Favourite stamp and a charm (entering the box only)  



Susan Allan said...

This is a beautiful card, Joanna. It is certainly very dimensional. Those flowers are fabulous!
Hope you are feeling OK.
Have a great wekend
Sue xx

Susan Allan said...

Sorry that should be weekend.
Sue xx

Nigel said...

I wouldn't worry about your writing muse being AWOL - with images like that she's redundant!

Stunning card, so much detail and texture. Bravo!

Jolanda said...

your card and box are stunning, really beautiful. I have to make a wedding card so this has given me some ideas.

Jolanda x

Lisa said...

What a beautiful beautiful card, with an even prettier box/envelope! Thanks for joining us in TSTR!

Tracy Evans said...

Stunning card, I love the fresh colour combination, I love green too and anything nature inspired and this piece is all of those. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and such a great idea making a co-ordinated box. A lot of work has gone into these pieces and the recipient will be delighted, something to treasure. Tracy Evans x

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! How gorgeous! your card and matching box set are truly stunning! I love all the layered detail, love your ribbon flowers, love all the scalloped and leaves and trims. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

Shelann said...

They are both beautiful! I love the colors and the many details.

Wendy said...

Amazing card Joanna and don't worry about your writing muse, mine has gone too! and my thinking muse and my commenting muse etc. sometimes it just gets that way and as Nigel says, with pics like that you didn't need it anyhow. The colours are just lovely and your flowers - superb!

Yelowflower said...

very beautiful! so it

SuzanneK said...

OMG this is absolutley stunning, your flowers are superb, I love everything about your project. Thanks for joining LIIU and hope to see you again soon, cheers Suzanne

Jill said...

wow Joanna! you've just blown me away I love your style! your card and the box is just stunning thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin Challenge hugs Jill xx

Abi said...

It's a very rare occasion i'm lost for words..... but WOW! This is wonderful. I particularly love the flower and the box too is fabulous. Thanks for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin Challenge x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Joanna, this is completely gorgeous! Not only did you do a beautiful job with the CCC masking technique, you created a truly spectacular card with it! The color palette is wonderful and fresh, and those flowers are absolutely stunning. It's obvious that you put a great deal of thought into every little embellishment, and they're all perfectly chosen and arranged.

The box is just amazing, too! What an incredible set!

Cheryl said...

Oh my! This is GORGEOUS! I love the flowers, fibers and stitching. A truely wonderful creation.

Linda Robinson said...

Well girly, I Looooove this. It is so beautiful.
so many wonderful elements to look at.. You have out done yourself here.. Hope you have an awesome week.. Hugs, Linda

Nicole said...

Beautiful card! Love those flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is stunning!!!! SO love the colors and those flowers, and one isn't enough, you have to create 2 gorgeous pieces, lucky recipient with that beautiful card and box!

Claire said...

Gorgeous project, I love the card but the matching box too!!!! Wow! someone is going to be over the moon to received this, its a real work of art
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up, good luck and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Annika said...

Oh my, so delicate and detailed - love those lush organza flowers!! Gorgeous!

Tracy Evans said...

Hi Joanna, thank you for remembering my daughter, Laura's birthday, she loved the card and said "she loves those people" LOL meaning the Stampotique characters. She spent ages looking at it, makes it so worthwhile making it when someone really appreciates it. Tracy xx

Netty said...

Joanna this is totally gorgeous, I adore the colours, design, in fact everything. Thank you playing at LIIU. Annette x

Ruby said...

Absolutely beautiful Joanna! Love the colours you've used and all the detail, fabulous! Hope you're well too, it seems ages since we had a good natter! x

Kendra said...

WOW! What a great gift for some lucky person! There are too many likes on here to list them all! Great sentiment, stitching etc! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

ona_i_ja said...

Joanna, Your Card is stunning. I love your charm, ribbon and all details.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!


Ali Manning said...

What a beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

Cheryl said...

Congrats! I just saw you were picked as a Ginger Gem for this.

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