There is a lovely English folk song: Lavender blue, dilly, dilly, Lavender green, When I am king, dilly, dilly, You shall be queen..."
I like this song and when I wanted to make something for our wedding anniversary I just knew that I would use this text somehow.
So I have made this card:
For making this card I used Karen Burniston's Accordion Rectangle Die.
I cut out the shape from a 270 gramme blue cardstock.
But as I wanted to use this die as a photo frame with two parts I cut two pieces.
I used this part of the die set to cut out two shapes from white cardstock as well.
But I needed only the frame so I cut out the unwanted parts and I coloured them with Distress Inks.
I glued them on the blue basic. I made the same thing with the backside of the card.
I stamped the crazy birds on white cardstock then I coloured them with Distress Markers.
I stamped with Tim Holtz Shabby French stamp on the frame, then I gessoed a little bit.
I cut out a smaller rectangle from white cardstock and I glued it on the blue basic. After I glued the birds too.
Because in the song there are lavenders I decided to put lavenders onto my card. For the lavenders I used a Memory Box Die, the Long Stem Lavender Die.
What I used:
Rangers Distress Inks (Evergreen Bough, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers) - for the frame
Ranger Distress Markers (Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar) - for the birds
Ranger Distress Ink (Scattered Straw) - for the crown
Ranger Distress Marker (Chipped Sapphire, Seedles Preserves) - I mixed them for the lavenders
Ranger Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet) - for the heart
Marabu Glitter Liner (gold)
ColorBox Ink, White Chalk Ink
StazOn Ink (Timber Brown)
Earlier in this blog I have already shared with you my mixed media canvas what I have made for our anniversary too.