Saturday, 31 October 2009

Spread Your Wings and Fly

This is my entry for Play Date Cafe Challenge 2 which has been set by Sarah. The colours to use are orange and yellow inspired by autumn leaves. I love those colours at the moment as I'm an Autumn girl at heart.
Here's my card


The background paper for the card was made using my watercolour crayon technique and Neocolor 11 crayons in shades of orange and yellow. I stamped a flower on the paper with Dried Marigold Distress ink. I stamped a border design across the bottom in sepia ink and trimmed the edge with deckle scissors.
The frilly flower is made using the same technique on punched circles of card which were then trimmed with deckle scissors and inked.  I then made several cuts in each and scrunched it a little to make it crinkle.  I stuck them together with a button in the centre.
I stamped the main image by Lost Coast Designs in sepia ink and coloured some parts in with crayons. I added further detail with H20 paints.
I mounted the background paper on a square of card stamped around the edges only with a small flourish stamp in Dried Marigold and Fired Brick Distress inks.
I assembled the card as shown adding further text and some tiny butterflies (Hobby Art) on a dark brown card blank.

8 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, Fliss! Love how creative you are with these colors...so glad you played along with us for challenge #2 at The Play Date Cafe!

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  2. Great use of the challenge colors and I love that flower.
    Carole

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  3. What a beautiful card, Fliss! I love all the textuer, layering, printed backgrounds, and the stamped image is just beautiful--love that style! Wonderful work! I'm your newest follower so I can keep checking in on your inspiring creations!

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! So different, and I love all the colours you've used. Very stylish.

    Hugs,
    Chris xx

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  5. This is a fab card Fliss :) I've got some of those crayons but never used them. I'm definitely going to have a go at that, the background and the flower are just so stunning!

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  6. beautiful - one of my fave stamps.

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  7. Fliss.. these are wonderful.. the details on this card are amazing.. you did such a great job.. thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe.. I hope you will come back next week for my color combo. :) hugs

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  8. Fliss this is great, I love the fairie, thanks so much for taking the Play Date Cafe Challenge. Sandi

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Fliss xx