Sunday, August 5, 2012

Two Tone Lilac

Hello everyone!  I'm popping in with a quick post today.


I made this quite a while ago, but never showed it to you all.  I had tried to get this published, but no one took me up on it.  :(   At this point, I cannot submit because this sentiment is from a retired set, and if you want to get in a magazine, you need fresh, current supplies.

It's okay -- I am just as happy to share this on my blog!


This was made with lots of hydrangea punches and rose leaf punches, all from Martha Stewart.

I've been meaning to make one of these in shades of purple/blue, but haven't had time.  (I did, however, do a hydrangea card recently)  Oh, I have LOADS of ideas, mind you...just not enough time to make 'em all reality!  LOL

Just had to share a fishtail braid I did on my 10 YO.  It's lots of fun to do, but usually she won't let me touch her hair (been that way since she was about 2 years old!), so this was a real treat for Mom.  :-)


Thanks for joining me today.  I love when you visit!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Planted with Love - Mark's Finest Papers
Paper: yellow, pink, green cardstock - DCWV
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other: pearls; Rose Leaf, Hydrangea punches - Martha Stewart; Corner Rounder punch - EK Success

24 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I love love love those flowers!!! And LOVING your daughter's braid!!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Colleen, I so love your card, those flowers are so pretty and I love how you arranged them. The fish braid is amazing, I need to learn how to do this to keep my hair off my face!

Marisa said...

I had that punch in my hand at Mikes' the other day and put it back - silly me!! May have to go back and get it. Love your mix of colours and the gorgeous flower you created. Well done with the braid too - my daughter loves doing it to her hair.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

It's a winner in my book, I love this, the colors are so fabulous. Never give up on your dreams, keep submitting.

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Love your hydrangea! It's one of my favorite flowers! Great work!

Martha H. said...

Such a lovely card, Colleen. Love those colors! And your daughter's braid is so pretty. I've seen lots of ideas on Pinterest.

Lisa said...

Well it's their lose and our gain Colleen...very pretty! Love the pretty braid you did for your daughter. My mom used to French braid my hair!

Carol Lucas said...

Gorgeous card! Love those colors, too!

~amy~ said...

Well, your card is simply gorgeous...love the colors!

Stella said...

They don;t know what they ar emissing because this gorgeous card deserved it to be publsihed. Wow! Love that fishtail; your daughter has gorgeous hair!
XXX

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, the colors on your card are amazing! What cheerful flowers, so full of hydrangea goodness! It's a fantastic design! Love the braid too...I wish I could learn to braid Analise's hair like that (read=had patience to learn), too!

Annette said...

wow this card is amazing...I love all those flowers...lovely design...

love the fishtail braid...

Jackie Rockwell said...

I just love the way you layered up the flowers! Sooo PRETTY! The tiny bird is adorable too!!!

Linda R said...

Such a pretty card. I can't believe it didn't get published. I used to love to try different braids on my daughter.. I don't think she liked it to much. :)

Hugs~

Donna Bowman said...

Love this Colleen! How could they not publish it!!! It looks like it took you forever to make it! I feel your pain on the retired sentiment though. Love these colors and the design is so fresh and cheery!!

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Bonnie said...

I'm glad you got to share this with us. It's so bright and cheery!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that card--those flowers are BEAUTIFUL! I also love your fishtail braid!! FUN!!!!!!

Benzi said...

Very pretty hydrangea, Colleen. Wish I could remember to do rounded corners more often.

Cute, cute braids. Glad she stood still long enough. :-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful and elegant!

Jinny Newlin said...

My daughter is the same way. She needs lots of convincing to let me do anything but a barrette in her hair. Sigh. Looks like you've been doing that fishtail braid a very long time, though ;).

And I adore how you've pieced together those tiny, little flowers into one gorgeous creation! Plus, that sentiment cracks me up! LOVE!

Maria said...

Beautiful card with all those little flowers on the white background! Wow! fishtail braid...looks difficult to do! But, it looks very CUTE on your daughter...great job!

Michelle said...

Holy smokes, I need a tutorial on the fishtail braid...I can't make one to save my life!
Love the beautiful, fresh card! The cascading flowers are wonderful!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Gorgeous, both your card and your daughter's braid. I have those punches, but have never done anything like your card with them. Blessings!

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