Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lavender Blooms

i want to enter in to the Shabby Tea Room - Lavender & Lace challenge... i did this card over the weekend and today is the only day to enter.. so here goes.

the inspiration image

first i created the lavender flowers: i cut out card board that has the shape of lavender sprigs and then applied an embossing paste unevenly. then colored using 2 shades of purple metallic paints.

to create the background, i used Tim Holtz blended batik technique from his new book compendium of curiosities - this gives the card more of a vintage look without the grunge colors. and then i added layered an ice gold card board and pasted the lavender sprigs.. on that i drew the stems using an outliner. then i added a ribbon and a ruffled lace and the sentiment with lilac pearl shade.

here is a close up of the embossed lavender

things i used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Dusty Concord, Clear)
American Crafts ZING (Clear)
Stampabilities - Star spangled Background stamp
Faber- Castell (Lilac Pearl Shade Outliner, Sap Green Outliner)
Purple Ribbon

Challenges i entered:
Prairie Fairy Designs - Make your own flowers
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog - Make it vintage
If the shoe fits scrap it - DIY Challenge

Hope you like my creation...


  1. Very clever embossing technique for the sprigs of lavender!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week in the Tea Room :)

  2. What a beautiful card AJ. A perfect card for our vintage theme at Kaboodledoodles this week. I love the white inkedbackground and the Lavender stands out so well.
    Thank you for entering our challenge and we hope you will join us next time.


  3. very creative and artistic! love it! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

  4. Very creative and unique embossing! It worked very well!
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!!

  5. Lovely lovely card! So creative and interesting to look at! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you for our next challenge. Jill

  6. Hi AJ

    Just love your creation and the embossed lavender is so clever. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles for our vintage challenge we hope you will join us again soon.


  7. What a great way to create the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  8. Another stunning card your selfmade lavender very much....they look like real!...thanks for joining Fairy Fun Friday and we hope to see you next time again!
    xxx Margreet

  9. wow, your lavendar looks amazing! love the texture! Thanks for joining us this week at If the Shoe fits....SCRAP IT!