This lovely little image from Lily of the Valley reminds me so much of my best friend and I. We didn't know each other as little girls, but I imagine if we did we would have sat on a little brick wall after picking the first of the spring flowers together. She and I both love our flower gardens and I'm sure that same tie that binds us now would have back then.
I used the sketch from Mojo Monday. Don't you love sketches? For me, it makes a card so easy. Thanks to all you lovely women who come up with sketches for the uninspired, like me, to follow. It makes things so much easier!! Anyway, I used great papers from K & Company (don't you love their stuff) called Classic K McKenna. LOOOOOOVE this pad!! :) The patterned papers are layered on a medium shade of chocolate brown (like milk chocolate...lol) but it doesn't look like it in the picture. Still trying to get this whole picture-taking, getting-the-lighting-right thing down. I think I need to have a chat with my photographer BIL. I'm sure he'll have an answer for me....at least I hope so.
The ribbon and lace are from my stash. The lace is actually vintage I believe :) I used an antiquing gel (for wood) to shade the edges of my paper. I wanted a vintage-y sort of feel. It's the first time I've tried it, and while it isn't great I'm pleased and I will try it again. I added adhesive pearls and a stick pin I made from my daughter's stash of beads again :) Thanks girlie :)
I kept the inside simple because the papers are just so gorgeous!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Cute Card Thursday - couples
Sundays with Chrissy - spring
Thanks for taking a peek!