Saturday, 28 April 2012

Crab Apple Blossom

Here's another card I've made using one of Ruth's gorgeous images from A Passion For Stamps.  
I've taken a slightly different approach to my colouring on this image, choosing some very pale, subtle colours for the flower and not layering the ink as many times as I usually do.  I've coloured with a mixture of Promarkers and Flexmarkers, using some of the beautiful pale Flexies alongside some more vibrant Pros.  The image was die cut with a nestie using the out of the box technique and layered onto another die cut circle.
The patterned paper is Pink Petticoat Vintage rose in my favourite colour combination of pink and green.  Most women get married in white or ivory, I got married in pink and green!
The punch around the page set is Martha Stewart and works well with almost any floral image.
The sentiment was done with a Kanban ticket stamp and a Personal Impressions thank you stamp.
The layered flowers were made with a Woodware punch with pink Stickles and a gem in the centre.  The leaves were also made with a Woodware punch.
Some green organza and pink gingham ribbon, an organza bow and a few pink gems finish it off.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges - 
Passion for Promarkers - #146 - use die cuts, I've used nesties
I Love Promarkers - #114 - floral image
Fairy Fun Fridays - #77 - anything with flowers
The Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Sweet 'n' Sassy - #51 - April showers bring May flowers
Just Some Lines - give a gift of flowers
Delicious Doodles - #17 - bingo, I've used 1 across and 1 down


  1. Beautiful card Wendy, love to pick crab apples as a small child although very sour is you was to eat

  2. Really pretty Wendy, love the soft colours. Tinaxx

  3. This is just soooo gorgeous,love the fabulous

  4. Just gorgeous Wendy - the colours are beautiful and the image really lovely xx

  5. So gorgeous the image and fabulous colours too hun :o)

    hope you are having a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

  6. Beautiful card Wendy - lovely colours.

    Edna x

  7. gorgeous card - the colours are so subtle and delicate - hope you are feeling better xxx

  8. Beautifully delicate! A very professional looking card. Thanks so much, Ruth x

  9. Hi Wendy. Love the delicate colouring. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  10. Hi Wendy, I called over from Coops blog as I read you had been unwell. Hope you are feeling better now, Incase you wonder who i am (Cakelady) from DC
    Whilst I am here I have looked at your blog and your cards are so pretty, this one would be perfect for the challenge on MAWTT. I love the pretty shading on the image its gorgeous.
    Hugs Mau xx

  11. A gorgeous card Wendy, such a lovely image and soft pretty colours too :)

  12. wow so beautiful wendy.gorgeous image and i love your delicate colours.
    thanks fo joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  13. Gorgeous card Wendy, love the image and your layout. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi DT

  14. beautiful card,thanks fro sharing at just some lines


  15. Hi Wendy, what a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  16. These soft pinks and greens really do look lovely! So perfect for a spring theme! Thanks for playing along with the SNSDC!

  17. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

  18. A gorgeous card. Love the soft colouring on the image. Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles' Bingo Challenge

  19. Pretty card, thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

  20. Beautiful card hun. Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Bingo challenge, and good luck with the draw!
    Teri xx

  21. This is beautiful Wendy, I love the colors you chose! Thanks so much for joining us at JUST SOME LINES and THE POODLES PARLOUR this time:)

  22. so sweet, so spring love what you have done with the blooms. hugs


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