Thursday, 23 May 2013

Lily Of The Valley

Sheena Douglass has some fabulous shows planned on Create and Craft on Saturday 25th May at 10am and 3pm where she will be launching some fabulous floral stamp sets. Here are two more samples that I have created for the shows using the Lily Of The Valley stamp set.
The background has been created with peeled paint and forest moss Distress Inks and flicked with water to give a little more interest to the background.
I've stamped the Lily Of The Valley with black Archival Ink and added a touch of dimension to the leaves. I bleached out the flower heads so they appear white just as they are in my garden at the moment.
I machine stitched some lace to the bottom of my card so that the flowers were not just floating, the lace grounds them. I also added a small wooden bird for added interest. I also added a dimensional flower created using Sheena's Flower Power stamp set stamped onto decorative paper.
I added two fragments to the top of my card with touches of the Lily Of The Valley image added to each.
My second card has been painted in the background which I crackled but I used tone on tone so that the crackle was very subtle. I also sprayed the background with Luminarte Radian Rain solar gold shimmering mist spray.
I added touches of gilding wax around the edges of the card to give a touch of opulence. I also added dimension to the flower heads, stamping them twice. I also added a couple of stems to the oval die cut.
A leaf has been added offset to one side along with three fragments, again highlighting the Lily Of The Valley flower heads.
I added Lily Of The Valley to the top of my card stamped onto white card and coloured with Distress Inks, applying black soot to the edges for definition.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

18 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Another beautiful make x

Amanda said...

2 beautiful cards, hopefully I'll catch the show
Love
Amanda x

Diane said...

Both lovely cards, Tracy and it's great to see how different all the samples are - can't wait to see the shows on Saturday!
Diane x

lisa said...

Stunning, Tracy. Great minds. I bleached out my Lily of the Valley too but used very different colours to you so all good!!
Hugs Lisax

Fiona C said...

I love the dimension on these Tracy - beautiful xx

Carol Q said...

just gorgeous Tracy and a lovely shade of Green. you have done these stamps proud - I shall be watching lol

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful cards.

lisa said...

I see what you mean about the ovals, Tracey. I hadn't realised!!! Love how you've layered them, up.
Hugs Lisax

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Tracy, Stunning cards, gorgeous lily of the valley stamps, and I love, love, love those greens together with the water flicks, how effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Tracy both of these cards are just beautiful. I love the sewing detail in the first card and how you have highlighted the flower heads in the second one. The green colours are lovely. These stamps are definitely going to be at the top of my shopping list, can't wait for the shows. Hugs Debbie R xx

Barb Cady said...

Fabulous cards Tracy, I'm loving the stamps and colour scheme. It's my birthday flower I think so must be yours too? X

Dianne said...

I can't believe my eyes Miss Tracy 2 more outstanding cards, you take card making to a whole other level. The background alone is stunning them the lovely stamping and crackling and droplets then the added fragments you make, those leaves and leaf you added are fabulous, really your works gets me so excited, they will be show stoppers, thanks for sharing and have a great day....

Redanne said...

Hi Tracy, the first card is jaw droppingly gorgeous, I love the background, the flicking, the way you have bleached the flower heads - it is just wonderful. Love the second too, the crackling is a wonderful touch and the fragments give so much interest. These really deserve to be shown on the day and I will be watching out for them! Hugs, Anne x

Sue said...

Tracy these are beautiful, the greens look so striking against the crisp white, and of course your stamping is perfect xx

butterfly said...

Such pretty cards, Tracy - so suited to the delicate stamp. That delicious fresh green of the first background is wonderful!
Alison x

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful. This piece conjures up wonderful memories and I can almost smell them. Chris xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Divine.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Suzanne C said...

Yummy projects! I love lily of the valleys! They look so beautiful!