Monday, March 23, 2015

Springtime Card Plaque

Here is my entry for The Dusty Attic March 2015 Inspiration Board challenge.

The bright and cheerful color palette on The Dusty Attic Inspiration Board reminded me of the beautiful fuchsia plant.
For me, the words "Burst" and "Splash" from the Inspiration Board vividly describe Springtime - bursts and splashes of gorgeous colors from nature are everywhere!

Here is the beautiful color palette from The Dusty Attic!

I coated this chippie with white gesso; then heat embossed the leafy areas with LSG Spring Leaf Chartreuse.  I applied Liquid Pearls in Ocean Blue color to the outlines of each flower and Daffodil color to the stamens.

The open flower petals in this chippie are perfect to hold microbeads!  I mixed together the colors Peony, Bubblegum & Clear. Glossy Accents was used to hold the microbeads in place.

I printed and fussy cut a few cute blue & lime colored butterfly images; made double layer front wings using foam dots for a dimensional effect and then added Stickles for sparkle.  I formed the bodies and antennae with 22 gauge black wire.

I found the cutest Die-namics circle doily dies online and just had to use a couple of them on this card!  I was introduced to My Favorite Things dies by my good friend, Tracy Funk.  You should stop by her blog and be totally WOWed by her creativity!
Finally, some ribbons in coordinating colors made for a nice hanger of my card plaque.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit and have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )
Products used:
White Glitter corrugated cardstock
ColorBox pigment ink - Peony
EK Success punch - Bracket
The Dusty Attic - Floral Corners
Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder - Spring Leaf Chartreuse
My Favorite Things Die-namics dies - Mini Doily Circles
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Ocean Blue & Daffodil
Ranger Stickles - Frosted Lace
Ranger Glossy Accents
Recollections microbeads - Peony, Bubblegum & Clear
Recollections - glitter brads, flat back rhinestones & ribbons


  1. I think you have done an AWESOME job using our Dusty Attic palette! Sooo spring like and lovely bright pops of colour! And those microbeads look SENSATIONAL....thanks so much for joining us!!!

  2. Oh my goodness - this is soooo clever! I love the use of the microbeads inside the liquid pearls.Such fabulous treatment of the chippies all round!

  3. Beautiful job, Lisa! I love what you did with the microbeads!

  4. Oh my you have rocked this challenge, I just love the finish on the corners it looks amazing

  5. Wow!! Gorgeous use of the colours from the board and I love what you have done with that corner piece! It looks amazing! Thanks for playing along with the Dusty Attic Challenge this month!

  6. Very beautiful! You really rocked the colors theme. Awesome treatment on the chippies! Love the puffy outlines and the microbeads! Great job on the butterflies, love how you created the body and antennae and sandwiched between the layers. I might need to scrap lift that :)


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