Friday, 22 February 2013

Snazzy's DT project #3 showcasing Prima Engraver Collection (by Lesley)


Hello Snazzy's friends

It's my final blog post with the fabulous Prima Engraver Collection of goodies.  I have to say I wish I could come back after Hels' rounds us off this month and I've had more time to play with these beautiful products.  They lend themselves to almost any papercraft project and I think the next one on my list would be a mini book/album.  Although I haven't seen what the other girls have in store for us I'd like to bet at least one of them has done something along those lines and who knows what else.  I can't wait to see!

For my final project I have made another card but this time a feminine one.  Well, I just had to didn't I?  All those beautiful flowers ........ what's a girl to do, ;D!


When completely folded and the ribbon tied the card is 18 cm sq.  You'll see what I mean shortly.  I took one of the lovely flower images and tore round the section I wanted.  I just love that beautiful script in the background!  I did quite a bit of highlighting with a Sakura clear Sparkle pen but no matter how I tried I couldn't really capture it in a photo.  On the dark panel I stamped the pretty little flower from the stamp set with Versamark Ink and then dusted with Ranger Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.  I very lightly inked the edges with Walnut Stain DI, then Versamark and then dusted with the PP.  I distressed the edges of a co-ordinating square of card, lightly inked the edges and then tore a darker co-ordinating square and dusted the edges with the PP again.  Before layering up onto the cream base card I used a lace fragment stamp from a Chocolate Baroque set with Sepia Versafine ink to stamp a background.


This photo shows the extra side panel which folds over the front for the ribbon to tie and keep closed for presentation in a box.  I again used the lace fragment stamp and then attached the ribbon before arranging all the beautiful flowers and blingy flourishes together with some die cut leaves I already had in my stash.


I think this card would have to be for someone very dear to me to deserve using all those beautiful blooms on one card, lol!


And here is the card folded and tied ready for it's box.  I wonder if you can spot the very undeliberate mistake?  It wasn't until I had nearly finished typing this post that I realised I'd forgotten to use the lovely blingy flourishes.  I particularly wanted to put them on this feminine card so added them and retook a pic of the side panel so there aren't any on all the other photos, lol!  Sorry about that! I had intended making a presentation box too as part of this post but unfortunately I went down with the lurgy at the beginning of the week and only managed to finish the card today.  Keep your eye on my blog and I'll try to do one over the weekend.

Don't forget to leave a comment HERE on Gillian's first post with this kit if you want to be in the random draw to win the same.  Believe me it's well worth trying for!

Next week it's our Nicky's turn and I know ('cos she said) she's been having a lot of fun with this kit so I'm really excited to see what she's done.  Till next time, bye and


23 comments:

butterfly said...

Lovely, lovely card Lesley - with or without blingy flourishes! The botanical image is so beautifully complemented by the flowers... subtle, elegant, gorgeous!
Alison x

Minxy said...

Ooooooo Ahhhhhhhh Preeeeeeetttttttyyyyy, love the arrangement of flowers with the leaves x
PS.You're in luck as I just might have done a mini!!!

Paula Whittaker said...

How pretty...and very feminine. Like the way you've made the card front.

Maryann said...

WAUW this is sooooo beautiful Leslie. I totally love this one, it´s gorgeous hun.

Rebecca said...

Lovely Lesley, hope you're all better now too
Happy craftin
Rebecca

vinny said...

absolutely beautiful Lesley x Lavinia

Redanne said...

Oh Lesley, I wish I was the one who is very dear to you and receiving this card! It is absolutely gorgeous and I love how you did the extra panel to go over the front - a really stunning card. Anne x

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful, love the arrangement of flowers and leaves on the front panel xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous feminine card Lesley, I love those wonderful flowers down the side. Someone is going to be a very lucky person to receive this.

Sue x

isisimaginings.com said...

Very, very beautiful card. Hope you feel better soon.

Helen said...

What a truly beautiful card, and it shows you don't have to use pinks for girls!! I love it.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful last make Lesley, LOVE how you used the flowers!!

Ha, ha, well guess what, reading Minxy's comment, it looks as if there are at least two minis coming up.....

Paula (PEP) said...

Just my colours & a really really special creation - love that side panel especially after it got blingified but that was just icing on top of cream ........ I'm so intrigued by your ton & distressed matting - how it looks so integrated & the lace fragment looks a treat in the Sepia.
Take good care.
Paula (PEP)

inkypinkycraft said...

A stunning make, hope you feel better soon.trace xx

Carol Q said...

stunning Lesley!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous ! I love the earthtones and well everything about this design! Beautiful work, Shirleyx

Craftychris said...

ooh this is gorgeous, so opulent! Those flowers look amazing! xx

Gillian .... said...

Beautifully executed Lesley. love the extra side panel, looks fab! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful, Lesley, anyone would be gobsmacked to receive a card like this. Hope you are feeling better,

Lucy x

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous, 3 fabulous makes here Lesley, I absolutely love the papers, flowers and colours yum yum, Gay x

Suzanne C said...

Just gorgeous! Love how the flower looks on the beautiful papers. The flower accents are delicate and lovely!

Suzi B said...

Just gorgeoud Lesley... fabulous papers.
Suzi B xx

Michelle said...

Hi lesley,

wow, this is absolutely stunning. Ilove the papers, the colours and especially the flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle E xx