Painted Lavender Clean and Simple Florals PP689

by Joanne James12. May 2024 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has a fun colour challenge for us to work with:


I originally made the card that I shared yesterday with today's challenge in mind, but decided that the designer paper added too much in the way of additional colours, so I made another card and decided to create something really clean and simple that would allow Ann's colour choices to shine - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A simple cluster of diecut lavender and foliage in each of the challenge colours, with an additional stem in Gorgeous Grape for my extra colour. I used a neat technique that I'd seen another demonstrator, Michelle Last, use on a card, where she cut a couple of lines either either side of a stamped sentiment (mine is from the retired set 'Perennial Postage') and the posy of flowers is tucked in between the slits:

A trio of Fresh Freesia enamel dots complete my card. I used the sentiment on today's card as I thought it would be perfect for Mother's Day (a shoutout to all my overseas friends celebrating today), or in fact to celebrate Mums on any day. We've already celebrated Mother's Day here in the UK this year, but this card is perfect to send to my Mum at any time, to remind her low much she is appreciated. I'm playing along with a few additional challenges too: I'm linking my card up over at CAS on Friday and at Addicted To CAS where the theme is 'flower(s)' and over at SUO Challenges where the team are celebrating Mums.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; we will be making the most of the sunshine and enjoying our second BBQ of the year before the rain returns later in the week. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (13) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/13/2024 2:52:53 AM #

Well, what a clever little thing that is! What a great way to contain and attach the spray. Love those colours. The little pop of Gorgeous Grape around the edge of the main panel just brings out all those delicious colours.


Kim S
Kim SUnited States
5/13/2024 11:56:49 AM #

I love the bouquet you created and how you tucked them into the slit with the sentiment - such a fabulous look!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/15/2024 12:28:35 AM #

This is just stunning! It's amazing how that one stem of Gorgeous Grape really ties everything together, it's all so very pretty!  Your little sentiment treatment is pretty darn cool too!


Tammy Fite
Tammy FiteUnited States
5/15/2024 1:07:25 AM #

Gorgeous card!  I love the cut outs in the front--brilliant!!  Thanks for playing along at SUOC!


C4U Art Craft - Carla
C4U Art Craft - CarlaBelgium
5/15/2024 10:12:27 AM #

This is a wonderful card
Carla 🍀


Cynthia Stevenson
Cynthia StevensonCanada
5/15/2024 6:41:20 PM #

Simple, clean and so very pretty.  Great card Joanne.


Leilani McGranahan
Leilani McGranahanUnited States
5/15/2024 9:56:30 PM #

Purple is my favorite color and your card really spoke to me.   Thank you for playing along with SUOC


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/17/2024 2:48:34 PM #

Thanks Leilani - I love purples too!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/16/2024 12:35:04 PM #

Absolutely stunning, Joanne!  Gorgeous Grape was the perfect  addition  to this clean and simple masterpiece.  Love it!  Thank you for making my challenge shine!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/16/2024 6:13:40 PM #

Joanne, this is absolutely gorgeous!  CAS perfection, too!  I love the grape for the additional color.  I think I need to cas this beauty!  You certainly rocked this challenge!  Have the best weekend!


Ida Krause
Ida KrauseUnited States
5/16/2024 8:05:26 PM #

Lovely card.  I like the way you tucked the flowers into the slit (clever idea).  I also like the card you did the day before with the designer paper.


Angel Shaver
Angel ShaverUnited States
5/21/2024 12:05:28 AM #

I love this bouquet created in such beautiful purples.  


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
5/22/2024 12:39:05 AM #

I'm so glad they didn't retire Painted Lavender so I still get to see gorgeous cards made with it Smile Love how you did the slits to accommodate the die cuts and keep it on the CAS side of the design spectrum.  Gorgeous!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!


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