Daring Cardmakers current challenge is to feature a May flower, either Hawthorne or Lily of the Valley. I remember my Mum sometimes wearing Lily of the Valley 'scent' so I plumped for that. Her all time favourite perfume though was Chanel No. 5 and to this day that's all I wear (err, clothes too you understand!).
Anyhow, I didn't have a Lily of the Valley stamp so I scouted round the internet and found an image on a 'how to draw' website. I then coloured the image using Pro Markers and set about putting this card together:
It's a 6" x 6" cream square card, topped with paper from an old, and dogeared so I don't feel guilty about chopping it up, music book from a local charity shop. I used Tim Holtz 'Old Paper' distress ink to tone the paper down. The creamy Guipure lace is from my stash, as are the heart charms dangling from beige twine. The tag is from my stash and the gorgeous green pure silk ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl. It's so soft and delicate - you want to just stroke it! The little birdies are from a Woodware Clear Magic stamp set and after colouring them with Pro Markers too I also added layered wings for dimension. The Lily of the Valley image is layered onto a Nesties scalloped square with a Tim Holtz Hinge Clip at the top of the 'frame'.
One of the meanings of the flower Lily of the Valley is 'return of happiness'. That's why I chose the tag saying Joy and Happiness and the two little birds and the hearts. Sometimes, things happen to us in life and we wonder if we'll ever find happiness again - this card spells out hope and it's especially for anyone reading this who might be wondering if happiness will return.
So, enough mushy stuff! I'm entering this card into:
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - May Flowers
I Love Pro Markers - 'Song Title'. My chosen song title is 'Lily of the Valley', written by the fabulous Freddie Mercury of Queen. I've just listened to it again and it's beautiful.
A BIG thank you to everyone who has called by and left comments, 'if friends were flowers, I'd pick you'!!