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Monday, 22 May 2017

The music of love ...

It's another new challenge over on the "Win & Tonic" blog and this months prize is the fabulous Essential Lace Dies. There are 4 different themes to choose from and you can do all of them on your project or alternatively, just one. I've gone for three out of the four ...

Colour - neutrals ie creams, taupes etc
Product - any Nuvo product 
Theme - open theme so any occasion

I previously made a card using the guitar and music notes (see HERE) and knew I wanted to use the same items again for this months challenge card. Here's what I came up with ...

I began by creating my background using one of the Indulgence Thins strip dies (Summer Wedding)  to make a panel and I have softly coloured it with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens (soft rose and rustic oak. Next came layering all the different die cut and stamped elements.

I stamped the delicate detail stamps with rustic oak Aqua Flow pen and whilst wet, added some clear embossing powder. These were then water coloured (again with the Aqua Flows) and cut out. I have gone for a soft neutral colour palate. Before placing them, I used the music score die cut as my placement point and began adding the flowers.

The guitar was then added and as a finishing point, some extra vine leaves added. The leaves are a great way of hiding 3D foam pads and also any gaps. I have also used the same Aqua Flow pens to colour tint the guitar and make it merge with the foliage.

The sentiments are from the Whimiscal stamp sets, stamped with rustic oak Aqua Flow pen finished with some Nuvo drops. I do love this layout (even if I say so myself) and already have another colour way on the go as well as making a male themed card (minus the flowers) ... so watch this space ...

Monday and the weather is suitably naff but I have high hopes that it will brighten up which makes the week appear to go so much quicker.

Have a great day and don't forget to pop over to the "Win & Tonic" blog to check out the other fabulous projects,

x x x

Products used:

A bit more time to craft - anything goes
Artistic Stamper - floral fantasy
Classic Design Team - anything goes
Crafts Galore - anything goes
Creative with stamps - flowers
Create and Inspire - anything goes with option of flowers
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies
Mix It Up - anything goes with embossing


laurie said...

So soft and pretty! LOVE the dies you used. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow beautiful. I love this design, it looks fabulous. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

DeBe said...

This is so pretty and so detailed. You have created a truly beautiful card and your colour palette is perfect. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes May Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x

Ina G said...

Absolutely stunning! Love it with those soft colours. thanks for sharing with us at Mix It Up this month. Hope you will join us again next time.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussss Lou
Gr Karin

MaryV said...

Such an adorable card! Thank you so much for joining us at Create and Inspire Challenges this month.
Maria (DT)

Dorlene Durham said...

Such a beautiful and unique card. I love all the layers! Great card! Thanks for joining the May Flower challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

Monika Reeck said...

The DIES Mr and Mrs is great in repeated
the guitare is caught my eyes
and your flowers there with gold colors all in one
I adore your card!
many thanks to joining with us at Creative With Stamps this Month

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. I love the die background and the focal point of your card is beautiful. Great colors, great images. Very pretty. So glad you shared over at Creative with Stamps.
Billie A
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Michelle Windsor said...

This is just beautiful love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful wedding card love the delicate colouring and embossing--Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
Carol DT x

Julie B said...

Love the background to you super card, the soft pink is the perfect foil for the flowers and guitar.
Thanks for playing along with us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies. :)

MaryV said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along at CWS Challenge.
Mary (DT)

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge

MaryV said...

Fabulous card! Thank you so much for joining us at Create and Inspire Challenges this month.
Maria (DT)