Monday 2 February 2015

Create with Connie and Mary 340

I've had this lingering love affair with Lost Lagoon ever since it was released last year and so when I saw this week's challenge at Create with Connie and Mary, it kept calling to me.

I was worried that the colour combination might be hard to work with but the biggest problem turned out the be the persistent misbehaviour of my Basic Grey stamp pad. Despite watching YouTube on how to re-ink, I just don't think I've got the hang of it yet, this one being my first one to require re-inking attention.

I only received my I Love Lace stamp last week with my latest order from Stampin' Up and oh, how I wish I'd had it sooner! It's such a great background stamp. French Flourish is also new to me, although I have long admired it, so it was great to be able to use lots of my new stuff for this card.

I cut a Grey and a Lost Lagoon 'you' and offset them slightly to create a shadow effect. After much deliberation, I decided that Linen Twine could pass as Sahara Sand. I'm still very much in love with Kinda Eclectic and can't quite believe that it took me a while to come round to the butterflies in that set over the ones in Papillon Potpourri. (Still got a soft spot for them though.)

Card: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Stamps:  I Love Lace, French Flourish, Kinda Eclectic, Crazy For You
Ink: Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon, Basic Grey
Other: Dimensionals, Butterfly punch, Brad Base, Sahara Sand candy dot, linen twine, Hello You framelit, 1/4 inch handheld circle punch, Lost Lagoon ribbon.


  1. Your card is gorgeous! I love how you added the shadow to your "you" and your mix of stamps. And now I want to purchase that background stamp! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Create with Connie and Mary.

  2. What a beautiful card - has a bit of an Oriental feel - love the layered butterfly! Thanks for joining us in the Color Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Very pretty card! It has a vintage feel with the blue/tan color combo. I like the way you did the center panel. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

  4. What great details on your beautiful card! I love the look of that background stamp! May have to get that one, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Love the background lace image over stamped with the flourish! Wonderful texture on your card. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. What a beautiful use of this background stamp - perfect for your butterfly! LOVE the addition of the flourish! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  7. What a beautiful card! I love how you made the shadow behind "you" and the lace background adds such a lovely background! Thanks for joining us this eek at Create with Connie and Mary!