Wednesday 23 November 2016

Shades of blue

This would have been quick and easy if I hadn't stamped the circle three times! 
I've used my favourite daisy die which I've done many times in pink, white and purple but never blue. 

 I've tried to arrange the cords so they don't make shadows, with some success. 

I've die cut the flowers into the base card so the first layer is inlaid.
I made the cords with embroidery thread. This is very easy at it's simplest. I just held both ends of the thread and twisted each end clockwise until really tightly twisted. Then fold in half and it curls round itself and makes a cord. A friend to help is useful or you can tie it to a door handle etc. Two colours twisted together look very good.

I've used:
Stamps - JustRite Lillies and Butterflies
Dies - LeaneCreatif Multiflower 9 and Tonic circles
Memento ink - Danube blue 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation

I'd like to enter this into :
Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge - N for Navy and/or Not Square. The cord is certainly navy and the darkest ink is darker than it looks here. 

CAS Colours and sketches - every week I drool over the cards made for this challenge but have rarely entered. This week the Challenge is celebrating #200 and the colours are shades of blue. 
Lovely, and I made my card and entered it! 

AAA cards are looking for Circles so it seems appropriate to enter there too. 


  1. Love this card Alison...fabulous die, great design, loving the blue and white ...reminds me of delph pottery!!

  2. Exquisite! Fabulous use of the CC&S blues. Thanks for joining in our 200th challenge.

  3. Gorgeous! Love the images and the partial inking of the flower petals. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  4. I'm not sure if my first comment went through, so if this one is a duplicate, please accept my apologies for that!
    The flowers are a lovely way of showing off our CC&S challenge colors! I like the circular shape of your card, too. Thanks so much for taking part in our birthday celebration! :) I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge.

  5. This is a beautifully elegant design and shows the CAS style off to perfection. I like your idea with using the embroidery cord too. Thsnkyoy for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. This is simply stunning, the layering of stamps and die cuts is beautiful and the use of the challenge colours too. Thanks so much for joining in on the celebration at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

  7. This is gorgeous! Love how you coloured it just blue and the way you layered it in the circle. So elegant!

  8. Oh I am swooning here! What a gorgeous, elegant and sophisticated design. Classy CAS and just a beautiful circle take. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards with it this week. Sarah

  9. Gorgeous! Reminds me of the pretty Wedgewood china plates.

  10. Absolutely stunning! I love the pop of blue against all that white. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  11. Hi Alison

    This is absolutely beautiful. Really enjoyed reading how you had created it. Such a stunning finished look.

    That daisy die looks very useful.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  12. Wow! This is stunning! Love the soft shades of blue. xx


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