Saturday, 14 July 2007

Lavender Girls

The DCM challenge was to include items of haberdashery - an easy one for me!

So I decided not to go for the obvious, but to use some dyed pelmet vilene scraps and punch holes out to create faux buttons. These lie much flatter on the card. I also dyed the lace with the yellow to age it.

The lavender image comes from a vintage bottle sticker I bought at my local antique book market. ---

Stamps : Crafty Individuals 084

Inks : DI Dusty Concord; Adirondack Eggplant & Sunshine Yellow; Archival black

Extras : pelmet vilene; vintage sticker; lace; DCWV yellow card

21 comments:

Rein said...

Lovely!

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Kathy said...

oh - clever ideas on this one - I tried to click on it for a closer look but couldn't (shame :-()
I too tried to get away from the obvious so had to dig deeper into the sewing gear for something to use - but I didn't think of curtain tape stuff!

Lythan said...

What an inspired idea. I think I have some of that stuff somewhere!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Spectacular! Love lavender - have bushes of it in the garden. That vintage image is a great find and just love the faux buttons!

Rachael said...

Gorgeous card!

Penny said...

Clever use of haberdashery things! Lovely card !

Flossie's Follies said...

These girls are wonderful.

Kaz said...

The colour is fab and its a gorgeous card. Love the 'buttons'.

Em's Blog said...

My fave colour :o)
Love it!

Sharon said...

A gorgeous card! ... and how very clever of you to make those little buttons. Thanks for sharing your ideas. :)

manicstamper said...

Gorgeous Ros.

Gillian Hamilton said...

STUNNING Piece Ros, I was wondering what you would create :O) and I'm totally amazed... I so loved that you've use the vilene.. would never,ever have thought of using it... but will now... GORGEOUS work!!!!

jo said...

Stunning card!

Lynne.x said...

Gorgeous card.

Cheryl said...

So lovely!

Gillian said...

lovely card ros, love the lavender theme, clever use of your haberdashery items :)

Rosie (Freycob) said...

This is lovely!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is gorgeous Ros - and ingenious how you did the buttons!

Andrea said...

Great card

Louly said...

Really clever, I love it.