Thursday, 12 February 2015

Beautiful Peony

I have been looking forward to breaking out my new Altenew stamps and one of my favourite flowers is the Peony. So of course I was excited to use the Lacy Scrolls, which are inspired by the Peony.
The other day on the radio I heard that together with the plum blossom, the peony is a national floral symbol of the  country of China. The Chinese name for peony means “beautiful” and in Chinese  culture the flowers represent riches, prosperity and honour.



I decided to use gold leaf for the scrolls. I've only used this once or twice and I find that I waste a lot and end up with gold on everything else around me, because it is so light and floats away. I love the result though, so I'll have to work out a way to save as much as possible.
I tried to include all my favourite elements in the Altenew inspiration photo - dry embossing, the colours, the book print, the love theme, the bling and the flower. 
 I used a page from Romeo & Juliet for the butterfly to tie in with the love theme.
I used mica beads instead of glitter.









I'm entering this card in the Altenew February : From the Craft Room Challenge.
I'm also entering the City Crafter Challenge, which is to 'Tell someone they matter'. 
ETA: I'm entering this in the Happy Little Stampers challenge - theme _ Embossing.

I would also like to remind you about the Mixed Media Card Challenge which has L.O.V.E. as the theme.

10 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for Playing along at CCCB!!

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  2. Sure is sweet, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  3. Love the tilted panel and the glimmer of gold foil! Totally worth the effort, even if it does try to be scurrilous and float away.

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  4. What a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week!
    Samra DT

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  5. Very elegant and I love the combo of lots of white with bright pink and gold. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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  6. Gorgeous embossing and the colours are super pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  7. that's a beautiful meaning :) gorgeous card!

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