Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bottled Heather

     I have strong Irish roots in my family tree and, while I've never been there myself, I remember one of my great-uncles sharing about the wonderful scent of heather when it was blooming on the 'moors' in Ireland.  Every time I see this particular bottle image from MHK Designs (Beautiful Bottles set), I think of him.

     I also used flowers from another set by MHK Designs.  I thought they really worked well together and provided exactly what I wanted for the sketch.


I started with the sketch from The Outlawz.


     I used my ProMarkers to color both the bottle and the flowers.  I fussy cut all of the pieces and then used a die from QuicKutz (oval with scallops) and another die from Spellbinders (plain oval) to cut the framing pieces from (my favorite color) purple and lavender CS.

     The diagonal cut, kraft CS was embossed with my "Linen" folder and then attached to the card front.  I layered on the ovals and added the bottle and flowers, centering them as much as possible to fit the A2 card width.  One row of purple rhinestones and a small sheer bow finished off the card in style.  I do believe that those tiny bows I sew up are my favorite embellishments of all time.  I make  them by the dozens and always have them in my stash.  Mostly I make them from white ribbon because then they can be 'dyed' with markers I've used in my coloring to match whatever color I want for the cards.  Besides, bows work on either fancy or CAS cards, for gals or for guys.  A very versatile embellishment.  :-D

     Challenges:
As You Like It
C.R.A.F.T.
Crafting with an Attitude
Day Dreamer
Fussy and Fancy Fri.
Outlawz Twisted Thurs.
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Star Stampz

     I have two posts today and my second one shares some exciting and very recent news so be sure to stop by again in a few hours.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

10 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

I love this one Connie, gorgeous image and flowers. Cute little bow too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Nora said...

Lovely creation! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Day Dreamer Challenges, best wishes from Nora.

sweet art designs said...

Lovely design. Your colours work! Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

MagsB said...

Oh, hun, you must visit Ireland, it is so beautiful and the people are so friendly! My (British) daughter lives in Co Dublin with her Irish partner and my Irish grandson. Irish people are so kind and welcoming! Dublin is absolutely lovely, too! You have to visit!!

Ahem! Putting on my DT hat - What a great card, I love the CAS layout and the bottle is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenges.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card. I love how you manipulated the MHK image and I love the story that goes along with your card <3 Thanks for sharing and thanks for playing along at PIP Challenges :)

Zw@@n said...

Lovely card! I love that cute little bow. Thanks for playing along with us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Daffodil Cards said...

A Stunner of a vintage feel card, such pretty colours and suits the sketch beautifully.
Faith
x

Julie Odil said...

I love this Connie, and love the combination of MHKDesigns images. Thanks for joining us this month at MHKDesigns. Julie, DT member.

Jessica Kaiser said...

Great job combining these images! I love it! :) Thanks for joining us at MHKDesigns!

Jess - DT
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