Saturday, 21 November 2009

Enchanted Dreams

One card for three challenges. The first being this week's Paper Play with the theme of "Read All About It" where you need to use book text, a script stamp or newspaper text. The second is Polkadoodles challenge for this week which is a sketch plus the colour brown. Finally, the card is also being entered in the Flutter By Wednesday's challenge on Danni's Dreams  the theme being to use a butterfly, fairy or angel. As my little girl has wings I feel she fits in nicely with this one.

Ingredients Used:
Crafty Individuals CI-258
Distress Inks in Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo
VersaFine Ink in Toffee
VersaColor Ink in Old Rose and Umber
White Parchment Card from Southfield Stationers
Vintage Image from Carol Anne's Boutique
Lace, ribbon etc.
Gold German Scrap Border from Paper Artsy
A really easy card to do, the background for this is a square of parchment card inked with Tattered Rose Distress ink and then swiped several times with the Vintage Photo which was smudged before it dried. The text stamp was then stamped all over in the Toffee ink.
The image was inked in the top corners after printing with the Old Rose ink and put on a mat of dusky pink card, first stamped on the left side with a border stamp.
What looks like buttons on the card are actually card and were made from a vintage button set still on the backing silver card which I found in a flea market yesterday for a bargain price of £1. I scanned them and printed them out then cut out those I needed, inked the edges with Umber ink and rounded them from the back with a ball tool.
The flowers were inked on the edges with Old Rose and layered with a pearl brad.
Do have a look at Carol Anne's Boutique as she has some beautiful images on there along with some very inspirational posts.


Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Fliss! I love all the elements you pulled together here--just perfect!

Fiona said...

Just gorgeous Fliss, I love it! Those card buttons look incredibly lifelike. You have really given this card a lovely vintage feel.
Fiona x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Fantastic card, Fliss! That image is adorable, and what a clever touch with the buttons! So effective. Great job.

Chris xx

Kris said...

Ooh! Love the vintage look! very sweet card! Thank you for playing with us at flutter by! hugs, Kris

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, Fliss. Those buttons are perfect - what a great idea. Now you can keep the original buttons for ever and ever!!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Cheryl said...

oh fliss this is so beautiful what a brilliant design love it hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Danni said...

Very nice! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!! Love your blog background too!

*Alison* said...

Fliss.. You KNOW I LOVE your creations.. You have such a beautiful way of putting things together.. :) this is simply STUNNING.. I LOVE it.. :) HUGS

Deirdre said...

Beautiful elements and details on your card. Stunning.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Ohhhhh Fliss, how beautiful!! I always love the cards you create and I am just so happy to see this little girl in one of your gorgeous creations!! Thank you so much Fliss!!
I also want you to know how very much I loved the sweet story about your daughter and the fairy wings, how very precious!! :) You really made my day!!
Hugs, Carol Anne :)

April Rose said...

Oh, this is a lovely vintage style card! Thank you for joining us at PaperPlay!

Tip Top said...

Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

craftytrog said...

Stunning! Love the lace and buttons! xx

Kerry said...

Beautiful vintage card. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Mandy said...

Hi Fliss, your card is beautiful, such a sweet image and gorgeous embellies.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Hope Jacare said...

Lovely card Fliss - thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles. Cheers Claire x