Friday, April 15, 2016

Party at Virginia's View!

Not only is it Friday, but there's a Party going on 
One can simply dance with JOY over the return of my favorite card challenge! 
Even if it is for ONE time:))) I can always hope for more!

 Virginia is asking for 
 "miss you", "hello"...any types of friendship cards 
to be added to the link-up on her challenge blog.

Here is my card:))

  • I followed the video tutorial shared on Jennifer McGuire's blog by the fabulous Marika on watercoloring the blooms from LACY SCROLLS stamp set with Zig markers. 
  • After coloring the blooms and adding greenery my composition needed something light and airy. 
  • In came this Discovery to use a small splotchy stamp from Birch Land to create LARKSPUR or DELPHINIUM type flowers.

I LOVE the result:))
 And being the magpie that I am, I found some silver elastic thread...took the stretchy part out and used the shiny part for the "nest" behind the HELLO.

There you go!
HELLO Virginia! Your challenge has been terribly missed !
I have a feeling, however, that GREAT things are coming in your creative adventure, and I can't wait to see what it is:)))


Also linking to:

ZIGs and INKs used:

  affiliate links for Virginia's View 


  1. Oh shucks! I was posting a comment when my computer crashed LOL I hope this is not a duplicate post. What I wanted to say....

    You must be so terribly proud of this stunning card!! I have just placed my first order with Altenew largely because of the delightful cards you have posted recently using their product! I can't wait to get inky with them.

    This perfect card is nothing less than stunning !!


  2. This is beautiful, LuaraJane! I had to come over to take a closer look at this beauty after I saw it on Instagram! Beautifully colored and arranged! Love the idea of the tiny delphinium flowers!

  3. Stunning card, love the colour you used for the flower and that silver thread certainly finishes it off perfectly as does the little bit of wispy flower. Perfect

  4. You are the SWEETEST! I am absolutely touched by your post. And I love how you were inspired. You really took it up a notch by using the smaller floral stamp for adding details! And wow...for that beady thingy/silver elastic thread....first time I see it used this way! Truly creative and original! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Friendship” Challenge! :)

  5. Oh just stop it!!! Holy smokes LauraJane, this is spectacular!!! SO so PRETTY!!

  6. your card is absolutely gorgeous!!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous card - love all your special touches and your coloring is perfect!!! Thanks so much!

  8. Such a pretty card and I love how you created those extra flowers!

  9. Oh my gosh, LauraJane! This card is absolutely gorgeous. Altenew has the prettiest flower stamps and you have a wonderful talent bringing them to life!

  10. congratulations on your win at Altenew - beautiful card and well deserved win - your coloring is fantastic!!!

  11. Congrats on your win with this beautiful card! Thanks for the tip about using the wee stamp from Birch Land too :-)

  12. LauraJane I knew this one was a big winner as I first laid eyes on it!!! Big , BIG congrats!!! I'm coming down when you cash in that prize!! xx

    1. Thank you so much:) Anytime you're in the St.Louis area Michele, I'll be ready for a visit and a day playing cards!

    2. Thank you so much:) Anytime you're in the St.Louis area Michele, I'll be ready for a visit and a day playing cards!

  13. Stunning! A truly beautiful work of art, Laura Jane.

    all the best, Liz M xx

  14. Stunning card Laura Jane. I absolutely love the colours❤️

  15. A really stunning card - beautiful colours.

    crafty hugs Pen x


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