Monday, August 29, 2011

Kindred Spirits

Here's a card that will fit 3 challenges, using a brand new stamp set from Flourishes that I won over at Stacy's blog recently - I adore this sweet silhouette and the sentiment is my favorite of all of them in the set - those 2 words make me remember Anne of Green Gables, one of my favorite books.  I don't believe I read it until I was a young adult, and it still holds a special place in my heart.  I'm sure lots of you feel the same way about it!


supplies: cream parchment card base, design papers from October Afternoon, Flourishes "Sweet Days of Summer", versamark ink and white embossing powder, stamped on a piece of polished stone paper, VersaFine Deep Lagoon ink, PTI Beautiful Blooms II #1 dies, Making Memories Velvet brad, seam binding dyed with broken china distress ink

Here are the photo inspirations from CR84FN and the Shabby Tea Room. My birthstone is the aquamarine.


                                     
And at a new (to me) challenge blog called Fashionable Stamping Challenges, we are to use ribbon or lace.  Hand-dyed seam binding is what I used on this card.

29 comments:

Barb said...

Lin, this card is so charming! Love those beautiful colors! Such a sweet image too! Good luck in all those challenges! :)

debbie said...

What an adorable stamp and Beautiful card! love all the blues :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Lin your monochromatic blue tones are beautiful!

Alice said...

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorites, too! =) gorgeous card, Lin! love the shades of blue and the layered flower!

Sue Lelli said...

Lin, LOVE that image in white and those pretty papers! FAB flower and bow! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Kristii said...

What a beautiful card!! The image is sweet as can be and the colors are fabulous!!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful Lin! I just love these colours and that very sweet image!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a sweet card Lin! Love the embossed image and that beautiful layered blossom! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Tiffany Ervin said...

So beautiful Lin! Love this all blueish card! I really like that sweet silhouette image!

Dawn T said...

Just gorgeous Lin. I just read Anne of Green Gables earlier this year for the first time..it was one of the free books on my Kobo E-reader. Delightful story.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card Lin, in your favorite blues!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Lin! Love your pretty blue card! Had an opportunity to visit the Green Gables house on Prince Edward Island 13 years ago. Great design work. Thank you for joining us at The Fashionable Stamper challenge! Best, Yvonne

Unknown said...

This is such a pretty card!

Maureen Morton said...

Such a lovely card - brings back childhood memories of pouring over picture books. Love the colors, binding and that cute flower!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Lin! Love the image and color !Thanks so much for sharing your adorable card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

farmhouse-story said...

so soft and pretty, lin!

Ann said...

So pretty and what a charming image! Love it Lin. And yes I LOVE Ann too - I bought every single Ann book in the 1970s, ordering them one at a time from our local book shop and then went on to the Rilla books. I still remember the pleasure I had reading them all and being quite sad when I came to the end of the very last one. I still have them all on my bookshelves.

Cazro said...

I do hope we at Fashionable Stamping Challenges see you again. This is a stunningly simple yet amazing card. I feel relaxed looking at it. I love the colour tones and such a pretty flower. Caz

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is simply beautiful, Lin!! I love the embossing and that ribbon with the layered flower--WOW! Gorgeous monochromatic card!! LOVE:)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Lin, Your card is gorgeous; love the monochromatic blue tones are wonderful. Great job.

JeanFB said...

Beautiful!

Lisa Elton said...

Very sweet card Lin! Love the DPs and the pretty ribbon!

Suzanne Russell said...

So pretty, Lin! You certainly let your crafty talent loose on this one. The layered flower is just precious.

Unknown said...

Beautiful, Lin! Love the mix of patterns and the sweet silhouette image! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely silhouette! Beautiful card. Glad you joined us at CR84FN!

Andrea M said...

Oh Lin! This is GORGEOUS! Love the silhouette and the patterns you've used! Stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Ruth S said...

Such a beautiful card Lin! Love the embossed silhouette ;)
The Anne stories are so adorable - I loved discovering them as a girl and the films are definitely the 'most watched' in my colletion!
Rx

Bligu said...

Beautiful card!

Deborah Frings said...

Lin - this is wonderful! I love the silhouette and the so pretty papers! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!