Monday, 5 May 2014

Flower Colours

There must have been some telepathy going on this morning because the lovely Suzi who has set the challenge at Make My Monday gave us this photograph to use as  colour inspiration.

I've missed this challenge for quite a while but always take a look and would you believe when I saw it today I had almost finished making a card using just this colour scheme.  It came about because I wanted to do something using micro beads - I bought a pot in a fit of enthusiasm some time last year and it hadn't even been opened until today.  I stamped some swirls onto card, applied double sided adhesive sheet and then the micro beads; found some matching purple card which was punched to match the die cut shape in the centre; stamped a greeting and added a bow and that's how the card evolved from my first experiment with micro beads.

Stamps - Creative Expressions and Stampin' Up
Die set with matching punch - Tonic Diamond swing
Greeting - Spellbinder ovals dies


  1. Wow Val, that background with the micro beads is stunning. I've bought a pot of these beads too, and not used them yet. Maybe we should get Judith to bring back Forgotton Friday just to use all the things we buy and don't use.

    Sue xx

  2. Hi, long time since I've seen you, thanks for recent visit. This is a beautiful card, it is so elegant. Caz

  3. Beautiful card your purple tones and your border die is gorgeous...mmmm
    More temptation


  4. Hi Val Just having a quick coffee before taking the dog for a walk and then on up to visit Hubby in hospital. Glad I dropped in to see this lovely card. I have a thing going on with purples/mauves at the moment so it ticks the right boxes. I love the effect of the micro beads (I too have some tucked away somewhere, what a surprise, eh?).

    Have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday.

    Lesley Xx

  5. A very simple card that works so well - micro beads were something else I unearthed, used once then forgotten, will have to have another go before i lose them again!

  6. Lovely card Val the micro bead background is gorgeous. I keep seeing Sue Wilson using them but I haven't succumbed yet!! The lacy border is very pretty.
    Val x

  7. What caught my eye is the way your top & bottom horizontal borders echo the oval border around the sentiment & those little shapes are found on your swirls too. White & purple are always classy.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Great card, thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura DT xx

  9. Beautiful card, Val. Lovely to see you back and thanks for joining in with our challenge at Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

  10. Glad you joined us at MMM with this lovely card Val... so glad the colours were just right!
    Suzi B xx

  11. Really pretty card Val and lovely to have you with us again at Make My Monday.
    Fliss x