Monday, May 7, 2012

Home Sweet Home, shades of purple

This card is for Flourishes home sweet home and Cheery Lynn shades of purple.  I'm using the hand painted vase (shown below) as my inspiration for the card.  My Mother's great aunt painted the vase around 1900.  I used the Sweet violets set and colored them with copics.  I cut the image out with a classic oval Cheery Lynn die and the Polynesian sail oval behind it.  I also used the center die cut of the Polynesian oval and cut it into 4 pieces for the corners.  The Fanciful flourish,   Olive Branch,    the leaf from Judy's Bloom. The purple flower is Cheery Lynn's Large Rose and Medium Rose dies and I colored them with the distressed ink.  I added some gems and dusty concord distressed ink to finish the card.

12 comments:

Bonnie Brown said...

Karen your card is gorgeous!! Love the violets and beautiful coloring. Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!

Jodi said...

So gorgeous!!!! It reminds me of my grandfathers flower garden!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Thank you so much for always playing along in the challenges and sharing your beautiful creations with us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge...Good Luck sweetie

ChristineCreations said...

What a pretty handpainted vase Karen! And the card is gorgeous with all the purples. The die cuts are such pretty accents too. Thanks for playing with us at Flourishes!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Karen this is lovely, a great take on your vase which is wonderful. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Home Sweet Home Challenge.

beadz said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! I always look forward to seeing what you will create for our challenges! Thanks again for playing along with Cheery Lynn Designs!
hugs,
Gini

Greta said...

What a treasure! Love the card inspired by it!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, what a gorgeously painted vase and your card is a great interpretation of it! Love the shades of purple!

Winnie said...

What a beautiful card.The colors and detail you put into it are amazing. It is wonderful to have an handpainted treasure in your family.

Winnie said...

What a beautiful card.The colors and detail you put into it are amazing. It is wonderful to have an handpainted treasure in your family.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very elegant card, Karen. That image is beautiful and you have colored it perfectly. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.