Thursday, July 3, 2014


Hi everyone! Happy 4th of July to all my American readers out there! Today's card is for two challenges. I used the Less is More recipe challenge of using something recycled and loosely followed the Freshly Made Sketch for this week.

The recycled item is the blue and white striped ribbon. It came off of a card that was attached to a pair of Docker's pants, that I had saved.

The sweet pea stamp and sentiment is from There She Goes which is no longer in business.

I used Distress markers in Victorian velvet, Fired brick and Tumbled glass to water color the sweet peas. I also used the tumbled glass to color the die cut out in the back ground which is from Savvy stamps.

Added a slight bit of color down the left side of the card base too. The pink layer is watercolor paper that was sponged with Victorian velvet distress ink.

Have a great weekend everyone! It sure will be nice to spend three days off enjoying the Holiday!

Also included this card in this Friday's Mashup FM167.

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Sid said...

Lovely delicate colours !!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love the image and delicate shades on this card and your recycled ribbon matches perfectly
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Laurie! I love the pretty flower stamp and how you coloured it so well. Great colour combo too. Happy 4th July ! :) Viv xx

Natalie said...

Very pretty card, Laurie. Love the die in the background, looks like a latticed fence. Beautifully done!

Sarah Gray said...

Gorgeous card - love the soft colours. The lattice die cut and touch of watercolouring are perfect with the elegant image!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - love the soft colors you used.

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Laurie!
Great colouring.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Skylark said...

Very pretty stamp Laurie and love the soft shades of blue and pink together. Thanks for visiting my blog. Stef

Tammy said...

Absolutely love the sweet image and such pretty colors and coloring! Great card Laurie!

Anne said...

Gorgeous card and what a fab ribbon, definitely needed to be re-used!
Thanks for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
LIM Designer

Amy O said...

Very sweet and pretty card! I love the soft colors and how you've used the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

Lovely! Such pretty coloring and that ribbon goes perfectly! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Laurie, such a light and delicate watercolor effect on your card. It is so pretty and way to reuse that beautiful ribbon. TFS with the Friday Mashup this week!

Susangail Powell said...

this is so soft and pretty! Love it and love your blog :)

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Laurie, your card is so soft and lovely. Your water coloring is perfect too. Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.

Lisa said...

Very nice card, thanks for sharing it with us at The Friday Mashup.