She Blossomed

Hello Everyone
This is my final post for Gecko Galz as I have now left the DT.  I do have to say Thank You to Leanne for having me as part of her team.
My final DT sample for May was made with someone special in mind.  An Aunt of mine was celebrating her 85th birthday. I’m not usually one for adding age to birthday cards, usually I will add the special milestone on the insert but I liked the addition of the tag and I knew that my Aunt would not be offended by all knowing her age!watchherblossomThe pretty image was printed onto canvas printer paper which always lends a lovely quality to vintage images in particular.4 May 023The colours in the image dictated my colour choice for the card as a whole.
The Gecko Galz paper was really pretty but I decided to add a little bit of shabby stamping in the form of a damask stamp from Oxford Impressions.
A mix of trims decorate the top of the card, 4 May 021with a gathering of  paper flowers and a stamped butterfly embellishing one of the corners of the image. 4 May 024The supply list and instructions follow:-
Gecko Galz Floral Symphony Digi Paper Pack
Easter Bonnet image
Scrap piece of Vintage By Me Ledger paper
Oxford Impressions:- Damask from French Script
Butterfly and rose from Jane’s Garden
8 and 5 from Distressed Numbers
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Distress Paints:- Antique Linen and Tattered Rose
Distress Ink Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet
Staz-on Jet Black
Memento London Fog
Tag paper punch
Hole punch
Extras:- 7”x5” cardbase, canvas printer paper, white cardstock, pompom trim, pink satin ribbon, lace, seam binding, ivory jute string, pearl stickers and found paper.

Adhere Floral Symphony digi paper to cardbase. Stamp the above mentioned stamps with the various inks. Apply Distress Paints between layers of stamping. Abrade and ink edges of cardbase.

Trim top edge with lace, pompom trim and a seam binding bow.

Print image onto canvas printer paper. Abrade and ink edges. Trim with lace and satin ribbon. Adhere to cardbase.

Stamp French Script onto found paper. Tear into two pieces and layer behind the image.

Stamp 8 and 5 onto scrap piece of printed digi paper (Vintage by Me). Paper punch tag shape. Punch hole and thread through ivory jute twine, attach to the shabby bow.

Finally embellish the card with Prima flowers and a stamped butterfly nestling between the flowers.

Many thanks for taking the time to visit my Blog, especially so soon after yesterday. I have fallen behind with drafting and scheduling blog posts and also with catching-up with your own Blogs.


36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rachel fisher
    May 13, 2014 @ 21:09:16

    I love the image and I love the mixed lace trims – I bet your aunt absolutely adored this card – gorgeous work Lynne! Hugs rachel xx


  2. Corrie
    May 13, 2014 @ 21:10:31

    What a fabulous card, I’m sure your aunt loved it !
    Corrie x


  3. jo
    May 13, 2014 @ 21:32:21

    this is gorgeous, and thanks for sharing the info about printing the image on canvas … what a fab idea!


  4. 2amscrapper2
    May 13, 2014 @ 21:41:35

    I’m sure your aunt will love this stunning card. Your talents will be missed at Gecko Galz.


  5. coco
    May 13, 2014 @ 21:55:38

    I agree that your talent will certainly be missed at Gecko Galz, your vintage and shabby style was totally perfect I think to showase their products.. But it’s not possible to be in every team we love, and the same applies for blogging, we really can’t catch up with every blog we appreciate, it’s too much time-consuming unfortunately.. So don’t worry about catch-up Lynne (at least on my blog) and enjoy your creative time to do gorgeous cards like this one for your Aunt, very lovely! Coco xx


  6. Annie G
    May 13, 2014 @ 22:05:06

    This is such a beautiful card Lynne. So soft and feminine with your beautiful additions of lace and trims

    Your aunt will treasure it

    TFS and I too will miss your GG posts

    Crafty hugs Annie x


  7. hettiecraft
    May 13, 2014 @ 22:16:43

    This is so pretty Lynne. So lushious and feminine looking. I am sure your Aunt won’t mind her age being on the card. I know what you mean about age numbers on cards. I usually save them for the front but I couldn’t resist on Mandy’s card on my post yesterday! Just to tease!! Hee Hee!


  8. Rita
    May 13, 2014 @ 22:23:56

    Another spectacular creation Lynne. Beautiful image and the colours you have chosen are perfect. Hugs Rita xxx


  9. Julie Lee
    May 13, 2014 @ 23:17:06

    Lucky Auntie to receive such a gorgeous card. You have really inspired me to try canvas paper for printing images. It looks wonderful Julie Ann xxx


  10. 1cardcreator
    May 14, 2014 @ 02:10:06

    Beautiful card for your Aunt, I am sure she will love it with all its beautiful details! Your talent will be missed on the GG DT. ~Diane


  11. Terry
    May 14, 2014 @ 03:38:27

    Lynne this is a beautify card! I am sure your Aunt will just adore this card and a big Happy Birthday! Hugs!


  12. may
    May 14, 2014 @ 05:11:31

    Gorgeous card for your Dear Aunt Lynne, the image is so beautiful as is the wonderful design…I adore all the pretty detail…Hugs May x x


  13. Valerie-Jael
    May 14, 2014 @ 06:27:43

    This is a great card, and your Aunt will love it. Valerie


  14. astridchristine
    May 14, 2014 @ 06:37:35

    Oh Lynne, what a stunning card, the vintage image on that special paper looks amazing! This just oozes vintage lovelyness with those pretty laces and ribbon. I bet your aunt is going to adore it


  15. Deborah (rustycage11)
    May 14, 2014 @ 06:45:51

    Gorgeous! i bet she loved it.


  16. Lynne
    May 14, 2014 @ 07:17:25

    Gorgeous Lynne, beautiful work as always and so inspiring


  17. Lucy Edmondson
    May 14, 2014 @ 09:08:33

    This is beautiful, Lynne, she will love it!

    Lucy x


  18. Samantha Read
    May 14, 2014 @ 12:20:56

    I’m certain your Aunt will adore it Lynne, she’s a lucky lady 🙂
    Enjoy the sunshine 🙂
    Hugs from Poppy and me xx


  19. Dorthe
    May 14, 2014 @ 15:06:40

    Oh, this is so very pretty dear Lynne, such lovely colours ,that you cleverly added to the background ,and the flowers so beautiful with the butterfly.You are such a wonderful artist, strong in colour choosing and getting the perfect look on your pieces . I love this one ,and am sure your aunt, did ,too.
    Hugs and warm thoughts.


  20. Anne R
    May 14, 2014 @ 16:44:38

    This is such a beautiful creation, soft, feminine and totally beautiful. The image is wonderful and that little pom pom on the ribbon is such a lovely touch. Hugs, Anne xx


  21. nefertiti
    May 14, 2014 @ 17:55:26

    Very delicate and beautiful Lynne. a great creation for your aunt!


  22. Meggymay
    May 14, 2014 @ 19:13:09

    A beautiful special card for your aunt.
    yvonne x


    May 14, 2014 @ 20:43:08

    Such a poetic card! I think 85 is a great milestone! Proud to write it down 🙂


  24. barnie
    May 14, 2014 @ 21:12:32

    Another wonderful piece of art. Just fantastic.


  25. MarieS.
    May 15, 2014 @ 06:17:23

    What a beautiful and stunning card for your Aunt, dear Lynne.
    Have a lovely day.


  26. craftytrog
    May 15, 2014 @ 06:45:39

    What a beautiful card for your aunt, I’m sure it will be treasured Lynne! xxx


  27. Julie Lavalette
    May 15, 2014 @ 15:51:25

    Wow, I bet there will be a tear in your Aunts eye when she sees this card Lynne. Its absolutely gorgeous. Love the image and the soft contrasting colours.
    Julie x


  28. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    May 16, 2014 @ 10:59:56

    Beautiful soft and lovely card for your dear Auntie…
    Eighty-five is a number to be proud of and you have created a wonderful keepsake!


  29. Buttons (Jenny Marples)
    May 16, 2014 @ 17:21:49

    Another beautiful and feminine card Lynne. Jenny x


  30. Paper Profusion
    May 16, 2014 @ 20:11:57

    Goodness this is a joy to behold Lynne – bet your Aunt is thrilled! Vintage perfection, love those soft colours and the whole romance of the card. You will be well missed from Gecko Galz as your beautiful style is utterly perfect with their products. Love all the luscious lashings of lace. Nicola x


  31. Sharon
    May 17, 2014 @ 00:43:40

    Oh wow just so feminine and beautiful Lynne!! shall miss you on the GG DT!!


  32. Sophie
    May 18, 2014 @ 09:10:39

    Was für ein entzückendes romantisches und feines Werk…
    Das ist wieder so atemberaubend…mir fehlen die Worte.
    Ein Traum!

    Umarmung und liebe sonnige Grüße
    Sophie xx


  33. Marjie Kemper
    May 19, 2014 @ 13:08:30

    Oh I bet your aunt was thrilled to receive this beautiful card, Lynne. I love the ’85’ tag and the soft lace. I’m sure they will miss you deeply at GG as you have made so many stunning creations for them (that’s how I’d first heard of them ~ here!)


  34. Dianne
    May 20, 2014 @ 11:25:31

    Hello Miss Lynne, I’m playing catch up myself, I miss visiting my blog friends everyday. This is so elegantly gorgeous for your Aunt, she should be proud of her age. All those gorgeous laces and the beautiful flowers, love your lace butterfly, she will love his, fabulous keepsake, thanks for sharing…


  35. Dianne
    May 20, 2014 @ 11:27:15

    PS. they will miss you at Gecko Galz and we will miss all your gorgeous makes for them…


  36. The Scrap Yard
    May 21, 2014 @ 00:34:04

    So pretty! I love the pink & lace!


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