Sunday, May 1, 2011

Best Wishes ...

Hello friends!  Although I missed seeing the royal wedding live (work gets in the way sometimes), I was able to catch all the highlights later that same day.  Catherine was beautiful in her gorgeous dress and William ... so handsome in his uniform.  And those hats ... why don't we wear hats like that?  I have my mother's hats that she wore to church every Sunday when she was young - I love them.  Perhaps we should bring hats back in style ... I'm all for that!  Creating this wedding card to share with you today is my little way to celebrate the occasion.

Beginning with color is always a great way to start.  A visit to the Design Team over at the ColourQ challenge blog never disappoints.  This uber-talented group of ladies are so amazing.  Green is my favorite color and just look at this wonderful inspiration ...


Whisper White cardstock served as my base with layers of paisley and polka-dot prints adding color.  A scalloped chipboard square was painted, distressed, and covered with First Edition Newsprint before stitching was added.  The sentiment stamped in Basic Black Classic Ink is from the Curvey Verses stamp set - a trusty stand by when I need a little whimsy.  Some lace from Shirley (thank you!) along with seam binding I dyed with Baja Breeze Classic Ink and embellished with a button and pearl.


My flower is handmade and is created from Very Vanilla cardstock.  I've made extra's that you can find available in my new ETSY shop!  To finish off the look, a velvet leaf in wonderful shades of green was tucked in behind the bow adding further texture and completing my card.


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.  I'll be back tomorrow with something new to share ... see you soon!

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Joanne! Love that flower and the paper choices are superb! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

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  2. Stunningly beautiful ... I LOVE your colours and I ADORE your flowers!! Glad you enjoyed the wedding ... and those hats!!

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  3. This is a stunner - so beautifully crafted, so much feeling in this card!
    (Thank you for your heartfelt comment on my post - so thoughtful and comforting).

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  4. That is so sweet and beautiful, love the colors and your beautiful handmade flowers!

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  5. This is breath-taking, Joanne! I always struggle with patterned papers and you make it look so easy!

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  6. Gorgeous! love the colors and pretty flower you made!! I really enjoyed the Royal Wedding too, it was just fabulous, Kate was so beautiful!

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  7. Your card is gorgeous.. Love your soft style.. Hope you have a wonderful week my friend..

    Hugs, Linda

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  8. Another stunning creation Joanne, as usual your creativeness is all inspiring..thankyou for sharing your beautiful work.

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  9. Just breathtaking! And congrats on your new etsy shop, too. Going over to visit it now. :)

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