Friday, October 10, 2014

LOTV - Good Friends...

TGIF! Another autumn weeks nears the if only the temps would remember what season it is and lower a bit, and the rains come back to put out the forest fires around here, life would be a dream!

Today I'm sharing a slightly-shabby, mildly-mixed-media card featuring Lili of the Valley products. I've seen variations of this layout design used a lot for 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts and mixed media canvases, and I thought it would make a fun design on a smaller square card, also. I blended strips of paper from three different LOTV paper pads - Heartfelt,  Always & Forever, and Always & Forever - Solids ...

The background is made by using gesso and tulle on 140-lb. mixed media paper, and once they dried, spritzing with watercolor sprays...

I cut two of the leafy branch dies, one darker to become the "shadow" of the lighter, brighter green branch...

The premade roses are accented with handmade die-cut cherry blossom flowers...

The sentiment stamp is one I've used several times before, from Set 62, Quotables/Friendship. This time, I stamped one of the corners from Set 21, Grunge Corners as an accent...

And to accent the lower corner of the card, another corner stamp - this time from Set 68, Corners ...

LOTV Patterned Papers:   Heartfelt, Always & Forever, and Always & Forever-Solids collections
LOTV Stamps:   Set 62 Quotables/Friendship;   Set 68 Corners;   Set 21, Grunge Corners
Dies:   La-La Land Crafts Cherry Blossom Florals;   Poppy Stamps Massa Leaf Background
Roses:   Wild Orchid Crafts            Pearls:   Recollections
Color Mediums:   Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios - Pink Ladies Pink,  Greased Lightnin' Green
Miscellaneous:   mixed media paper,  gesso,  tulle,  cheesecloth

There's some great products up on the LOTV site these days...Inktense pencil sets and papers, XL art pads, and a whole section devoted to soon-to-be-retired rubber stamps. And if that's not enough, check out the great pricing on all stamps on the site until Christmas! 

Thanks for stopping by to visit today...have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Oh this is sooooo beautiful Kathy! I adore the fresh colours and the yummy layers and all the fab detail. Just lovely. x

  2. Really pretty, love the softness of the water color on your background and the flowers are gorgeous!

  3. What a stunning looking card Kathy. Love the layers, the colours,
    Greetings Miranda

  4. Kathy this is amazing and so beautiful!! I love the papers you chose to put together and with the lovely background and gorgeous embellishments it makes up one beautiful card!!
    Marjorie x


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