Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Little Pot of Violets

This little pot of violets was made using Woodware Leone Em punches. (Country Basket and Iris & Violet Combination.) The flowers and leaves were punched out of white printer paper, and coloured front and back with Whisper watercolour markers. Still need to work on my technique for colouring the violet centres. Once the leaves and flowers were dried and shaped, I stuck them on narrow strips of green paper before arranging and fixing to the back of the pot. The pot was already shaded with grey chalk, and shaped.
I used foam tape behind the pot to fix it to the backing paper, which is by Papermania and called Regal. Matted on to dark green Bazzill. The lilac card is also Bazzill. Finished with cream organza ribbon and Papermania pearl centred brads. I don't have a corner punch for the shape taken out of the patterned paper corners - called ticket punch? - so I used a 1/2" circle punch instead. The card is A6 size (15x10.5cm or very approx. 4x6").

6 comments:

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous card!! Your coloring is spectacular! Those flowers and leaves look so real!! tfs

2stampis2b said...

Amazing! I love violets, too (my great grandmother's name!). This is beyond gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

what lovely violets. they look so real. have saved them just to admire xx

Dawny P said...

Very pretty - love it xxx

Anonymous said...

dear joanne, i thought i was thru with my punches until i found your site, your flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
rita

Sylvia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! All of your work is magnific but these violets have something truly special. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations and techniques with us. Especially those of us who are less gifted, at best.

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