Friday, 4 December 2009

Joy Is Where You Find It

A very appropriate title for my latest creation as this saying is so true today. The builders have gone and I have heating and hot water-absolute heaven as you don't know how much you miss it until you haven't got it!!!
The icing on the cake today is not this however, but the news that my Enchanted Dreams card took second place in Polka Doodles Challenge 27. To say I'm thrilled to bits is an understatement!
The card I have made is for a one day only challenge on Dezinaworld and you have to make something using lilac and silver. As this is a favourite combination, I just had to enter and the prize is fantastic too as it's one of June's gorgeous collage sheets due for release next week. So hurry if you want to enter as time is ticking away.

Ingredients Used:
Impression Obsession Ornate Borders WP130
Hero Arts Old French Writing H2365 and Find Joy C3065
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Paisley K5-1153
A homemade stamp (foam heated and brooch pressed in)
Palette Lavender Sachet Ink
Silver pigment Ink
Silver Embossing Powder
Image from Art Freebies blog
Flowers and Pearl Brad
The background papers were made by stamping the writing and the paisley on lilac card with the lavender ink. The scallop edged strip was made with the homemade stamp using the silver ink and embossing powder.
The papers were layered up with the paisley strip stuck to lilac card with a border stamped and embossed in silver.
The card was assembled on a silver embossed pattern square card and flowers were layered with a pearl brad. Finally the greeting was stamped and added.


Amy said...

Gorgeous flower's..lovely card for the challenge---Cute background on your blog too!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss this one is stunning my friend, I love the collage in this as it adds up to the stunning effect. I would love that french writing stamp its lovely
hugz June xxxx

peggy gatto said...

She is a beauty!

Yvonne said...

This is a beauty, Fliss!


Such a beautiful card Fliss - love the dreamy image, the lace and the colours. Fabulous!
Love, Sylvia xxx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is so beautiful love your creations you are so talented,its so dreamy so glad you have your heating sorted love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Fiona said...

Wow Fliss, I love this vintage look and how creative are you with your homemade stamp? It's brilliant.
Glad to hear you have your hot water back on.
Fiona x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Ooohh! Beautiful card! Lovely colours, and love the image.

Loved your Enchanted Dreams card, too, so not surprised it did well.

Chris xx