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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Sweet Stampin for Colour Create with Paperplay

For this fortnight's challenge at Colour Create there is the option to "use a charm" and a delightful "photo inspiration"; a home decor of soft lemon, green and white.     Whereas I don't make a lot of lemon cards, I do love the colour and I'm very pleased with my finished product which I am also entering in to Paperplay who have a "stamp it out" challenge and Sweet Stampin where the challenge is for "Spring flowers".  I'm not convinced that my flowers are specific to spring (that green one with the polka dots is clearly a winter flower!!!) but the lemon and green colour scheme shouts Springtime to me and Tilda does have some spring roses on her hat.
Tilda is coloured with Copics and Promarkers and was stamped courtesy of Julie. She always brings her toys when she comes to play and I always spend some time stampin them off!   I'm not sure from where the lemon checked DP originated - it looks more lime in the photo than IRL.  I found it in my scrap draw but it went so well with the floral paper which is Prima Annalee that I just had to use it.
I made the parasol embellishment myself.  The idea just came to me as I was admiring a new set of round nesties and thought I could use the lacey edge with a blossom nestie to make something resembling an umbrella.  The pearl tip is a dress pin slipped under the DP.    I love it when an idea comes together!  
There are two tiny satin umbrella's (cut from a larger ribbon) amongst the flowers.  The crocheted flower and stamen are new. The green flower is Prima "Got Flowers" and I think the other one was an e-bay purchase shared from my niece.  The leaves are cut using a punch by L-Em.com and the ribbon is from my stash.  The sentiment originally had the "happy" and the "birthday" next to eachother so I cut it up in order to use one word over the other and mounted it on an SU leafy stamp just kissed to the paper and an SU scalloped square.

23 comments:

*Vicki* said...

WOOOOOW!!! Lesley, this is just gorgeous girl!! I love love love the colors in this and your design is so very sweet!! You rock girl!!! HUGS

dolcreations said...

Wow....this is just stunning! I love your umbrella what a creative idea...it is perfect!
Any flower...in my eyes is a reminder of spring! I love your arrangement of flowers!Stunning!

Mina said...

your flower mix is perfect Lesley and I can honestly say hand on heart I have never seen a bright green spotted flower in the winter lol...stunning and you have used our colours just perfectly...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Mrs A. said...

Love the umbrella that you've created. The flower arrangement is just gorgeous and the colours so very spring like. Don't let Fluff see this cos she luvs yellow.!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Lesley, wonderful Tilda and sunny colours.
luv
Debby

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow lovely card, love your idea for the parasol, thanks for joining us at colour create, hugs Liz xx

Faye said...

Oh Leslye, you put so much thought into your creations. I'd never have thought of making a parasol embellie. Love the zingy colours and that Tilda is sooooo cute. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. xxx

Dawn B. said...

Oh my gosh would you look at that umbrella.. Are you clever or what. This is amazing.. LOVE love love it Lesley. Great idea.

Julie said...

Fabulous!! Your brellie is inspired and your flower arrangement is lush!! Juliexx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Lesley, love the spring colours and beautiful flowers. Thanks for taking part in this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge!
Clairexx

Claire x said...

Gorgeous card, lovely sweet image and lovin' the fresh spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun this time with Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Claire x

Eisbärin said...

Delicious card! Love the zesty colours and your colouring is fantastic! The flower arrangement is beautiful as well!
Sorry I missed so much on your blog, will play catch up now! :-)
Love, Alex

Jules said...

Oh Lesley this is gorgeous.

I love all your lovely flowers and the charm but the extra special part just has to be your parasol embellishment. How special is that?

Beautiful colours too!

Love Jules xx

Abi said...

Oh Lesley, this is so lovely. All fresh & sweet & I absolutely love that umbrella. I wish I had ideas like yours xx

Val said...

Lesley - this is just stunning. Fabulous spring colours.

Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin' this week. Please come back soon.

Hugs
Valxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Lesley this is utterly amazing and so love your parasol!
hugs
kim x

Jo said...

WOWSA! Lesley, I love this totally scrummy card, you're so clever too, that parasol is BRILLIANT!
Thank you for joining us this week at sweet stampin
Jo xx

Pat said...

Hi Lesley...oooooohhhh...how absolutely delightful!!! I love your colors...and the parasol is perfect!!! You rock girlfriend!! Hugs...Pat Frank

Doreen said...

Ooh Lesley what a gorgeous card I love the design of this and your fab colours.xxx

Janiel/ janny said...

oKay girlfriend... NO New card yet??? LOL.................

This one is STUNNING!!!!!You are so clever with that parasol!! VERY VERY CUTE!!!
hope all is well.
big hugs, Janiel

Annie said...

such a gorgeous card in lovely spring colours, and I love how you have made the umbrella embellishment!
hugs, annie x

Dena said...

It still proudly displays on my work space!!! So beautiful and even more beautiful in real life!!! You are a clever one with the cute umbrella!!!
Hugs, Dena

Kathleen said...

love the fresh citrus feel of this.
kathleen mc xx