Monday, 17 October 2011

Lavender and Lace

Hello Everyone

The card that I decided to post this evening is the one that I sent in for week 3 of the Allsorts Challenge.  As the title says the subject needed to be Lavender and Lace.  As you will see I was drawn towards a more romantic side.  I envisaged the design to be more on a Victorian theme with a romantic touch.  I started with a square card blank and matted and layered several pieces of K & Co paper. I used the Tim Holtz distress tool and vintage photo distress ink to make the papers look aged.  I also used a lines and dots stencil from the Nelly Snellen range - I really enjoy using these as they are so versatile. I inked up the stencil with dye based inks in a random fashion and then passed the stencil through my Calibur and it transferred the ink onto the cardstock and also embossed the pattern. This gave a great backdrop to my Lavender which was fresh.  When Mark and I were in Spain in August we went in a cable car up to a very high mountain (not my idea I might add!! but being the only one with him I felt obliged to go!!!)  the view was amazing at the top and there were also lots of  Lavender bushes so i picked a few stems to bring home thinking they would make a great scrapbook embellishment for the photographs that we took at the top.  I couldn't resist using some on this project.  I did have to spray it with a little shimmer mist to liven it up as it had faded in the sun. The cotton lace really finished the design off.   I hope that you like the design and feel that I hit the point that I was trying to get across. I would love for you to leave a comment.
Bye for now
Jo x


  1. beautiful card jo, love the real lavendar on it, i bet it smells gorgeous too.
    hugs Lou xx

  2. Spotted this card on the Allsorts challenge website and loved it! Julia xxx

  3. I love everything about this card Jo - it's fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Real Spanish lavender Jo, you did well to get it thought Customs to begin with and then home in one piece.

    I love anythign Vintage so you know I adore this one.

    Thank you so much for another stunning piece as our Guest at Allsorts.

    B x

  5. Lovely card Jo and the real lavender is a wonderful idea x Susan x

  6. So pretty Jo, love how you have used real lavender and the distressed edges look fab
    Lindsay xx

  7. Wonderful card. Love the use of real lavender and of course the distressing.

    Maria x

  8. Hi Jo i am loveing the blog getting bizzie xxxx nicky

  9. Hi Jo, my first visit to your blog. Its fantastic. it wont be my last..
    Marleen xxx

  10. hi jo, i love this card i always love what you do,hope your fit and well hugs julie...x