Friday, May 8, 2020

The Flower Challenge #44 & Double D Challenge

Hello friends.  Today I'm playing along with 2 challenges...The Flower Challenge where the challenge is Monochrome and also playing with the Double D Challenge where they've given an absolutely delightful Mood Board with all things Lavenders, Lilac, & Purple

Isn't that mood board SO lovely?!!  After seeing this it was easy to decide which color I would choose for my Monochrome card, and I had a brand new stencil from Altenew that was absolutely perfect to fit both of these challenges!  Take a look...

Altenew's Sweet Spring Stencil is a 2 part stencil, and I started with a 3 3/4" X 5" piece of Highland Heather (SU!) cardstock and stenciled the first layer using Highland Heather ink (SU!) in the top left and bottom right corners of my cardstock.

I rotated the stencil to add the 2nd layer of color using Gorgeous Grape ink (SU!), and then left the stencil in place and added just a touch of white pigment ink (with a sponge dauber) around the very outer edges of the stencil.

My sentiment is from PTI's Ribbons & Bows and was embossed with silver.  I adhered this layer to a matte and textured piece of silver cardstock and then adhered both of those layers to a white card base.  To finish I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins.  A very easy card but I love how elegant it turned out, and I will use it for an anniversary or wedding card when needed.

There are so many beautiful inspiration cards from the DT's at both The Double D Challenge and also The Flower Challenge, so check them both out and play along. 

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


  1. WOW, this is absolutely STUNNING!! I love it!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. Just out of this world gorgeous, Marcia!! I can hardly believe this was made from a stencil! WOW is it a beauty!

  3. How ever did you choose which color to use, Marica? LOL, just kidding! I LOVE all this purple and the perfectly layered shades on these flowers! That's a fantastic stencil!

  4. This is just gorgeous!!! You have used those stencils perfectly, and adding the white just makes the whole card pop. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  5. This was stenciled!! Holy smokes what a beauty you've created!! I like the idea of a two part stencil. Sounds easier than some of the two or three part stamps!!

  6. WOW! Your card is gorgeous Marcia! Love this 2-part stencil. The colours are so beautiful and your card is elegant. xx

  7. This is stunning Marcia! I thought it was stamped and then I read it was a stencil. Just beautiful! I love how you added just a touch of white to the edges, it really softens the look. I'm so glad to see that you linked up to the Double D "lavender & lilac" challenge. Best of luck to you!

  8. LOVE this Marcia! Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Lavenders~Lilacs~Purples’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  9. I do love a good monochrome card and yours is fabulous, Marcia. Stay well. Hugs.

  10. Elegant, stylish and so gorgeous, Marcia ... fabulous stencilling ... you created such depth with those wonderful shades of purple! Hugs, Anita :)

  11. Oh y... this is stunning Marcia... What a beautiful blend of colour and so striking!

  12. You make simple look amazing, Marcia. Thanks for sharing your card at The Flower Challenge.

  13. Such a beautiful card here Marcia, also a perfect card for our Monochrome challenge too. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

  14. I love this card! Such beautiful soft shades of purple. Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge, hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x


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