Friday, May 25, 2018

African Violets

Challenges can be fun and this one was a great way to use up some scraps. I also elected to make it in an A7 size because I resized the image a bit larger than usual for ease of coloring.

Give this new challenge a look and play along at Double Trouble Challenge #1 beginning today. You have until May 31, 2018 to submit your creation.

You may also choose to join in the tic-tac-toe challenge at the Crafter's Café #197 beginning June 1, 2018. You have until June 14, 2018 to submit your creation. I made two cards for CC challenge and the other card can be viewed HERE.

To keep the focus on the floral image, I used patterned paper that has a water colored look for the yellow and purple backgrounds. I especially liked the yellow cast on the left of the purple paper. The green cardstock was embossed for texture. These were adhered to the white card base. The sentiment was computer generated, matted and adhered with foam tape for height.

The image was downloaded, resized, printed and colored. Then it was die cut and framed with this pretty round die. The image was backed with foam tape and adhered. Pearls were added. The inside of the card was decorated with a strip of matching yellow paper.

Come on by Double Trouble Challenge #1 - there is a prize and Crafter's Café offers prizes, too!

At the urging of a friend (see comments below), I am submitting this card to The Three Amigos May Challenge #14  and The Spring/Summer 2018 Coffee Lover's Challenge.

Techniques: Coloring, dry embossing, die cutting
Size: A7 (5" x 7")

Stamps: "Violet Teacup" digital image from Bugaboo Stamps; sentiment computer generated
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Grass Green (retired); Spectrum Noir paper for Alcohol Markers
Paper: Lawn Fawn "Watercolor Wishes"
Die: MFT "Linked Chain Circle Frame"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape); purple gems from my stash


  1. Love the watercolored paper you used, and because I am such a sissy with watercoloring I have a 6 x 6 pad of this kind of paper. And the image is colored beautifully. And don't forget to put this on the 2018 Spring Coffee Lovers BlogHop and fits in with the Three Amigos.

  2. So pretty! Love the colors and the die cut around your flowers! :)

  3. Very pretty...I love the coloring on your violets.

  4. Your card is stunning. I love the flowers and the bright lovely colors. Great card, and thanks for sharing it!

    I'd like to invite you to come play along with us also at Word Art Wednesday. Our challenges are always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we offer AMAZING prizes. I hope you'll join the fun here:

    Karen Letchworth

  5. So pretty. Love the violets with the yellow cup.

  6. Very pretty. Love violets and in a cup so pretty.

  7. Love the bright color flowers, great job done!

  8. Love this beautifully colored cup of violets! One of my favorite houseplants...awesome!

  9. Such a pretty card, violets are one of my mom's favorites and she has a ton of them. Great colors!