Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Rhythm Of Life

Hope you're all having a good start to your weekend.
Before I show you the card I've just finished, I want to say hello to a few new followers that have joined my little band recently. Thanks to you all and I hope you'll like today's creation which is a vintage style card, my absolute favourite style to make.
I'd like to enter my creation in the following challenges as I think it fits the theme nicely:
ABC Challenge with a theme of Q for Quotation
Gingersnap Creations Challenge GC46 Spicy Supply Challenge-Frosting
One Stitch At A Time Challenge with a theme of Vintage
And Lots To Do Challenge also with a theme of Vintage (thanks to Hilda for letting me know about this one as I managed to miss it in my reading list)
My image is by the lovely June of Dezinaworld from her beautiful Dance collage sheet. I printed the image out, cut her out and inked the edges with a blue grey ink to make her stand out. I then rubbed gently on the reverse with an embossing ball tool to round the image out.
I inked the edges of a white oval with VersaColor Topaz ink and stuck the lady on with foam tape. I matted this on a larger oval after rubbing the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I then made a pretty border with pearls and gems (it took a little while but I felt the end result worth it).
I made a panel using my Twist on Resist Technique with copper metallic ink, pearl embossing powder, Dried Marigold and Peeled Paint Distress inks and Olive Green Stazon ink (see my side labels for the tutorial on how to do this as it's easy when you know how!) The stamp I used is by Impression Obsession-Solid Florals CL124 clear stamp set.
I made a narrow panel embossed using the Cuttlebug Textile folder, rubbed it with Vintage Photo ink and then sprayed it with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist. I added cream crochet lace and a pink fabric rose plus my text which I generated on the computer and over-stamped with a music score using Topaz ink.


  1. Fliss your card is as beautiful and unique as your name...June will be quite pleased you used her image I am sure...Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at OSAAT..good luck on your draws

    stitchy xx

  2. Hi Fliss and what a gorgeous card this is

    BTW the challenge on Lotstodo this week is Vintage

    xx Hilda

  3. Beautiful card Fliss, love your pearls and gems detail, Thanks for joining us at OSAAT good luck in draw
    Sarah xx

  4. Oh Fliss , this is delightful its a lovely image and the pearls are a beautiful finishing touch.

  5. Wow Fliss you gone through some pearls here girl! This lovely and those gems and pearls are just right. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT.
    Sam x

  6. Beautiful card, Fliss! I love the pearls and jewels - so pretty!

  7. Beautiful card thankyou for joining us here at OSAAT.

    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon Designs

  8. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT with your lovely card in our Vintage challenge - love the pearls Fliss and great imagery! Cheers Claire x

  9. Fantastic work Flissy, i am over the moon to see how you used this image its gorgeous
    hugs June xxxxx

  10. Lovely layout Fliss, fab image thank you for joining OSAAT's challenge. Be sure to 'hunt' out the next challenge tomorrow!!!!

  11. This is really pretty, beautiful.

  12. awesome did an awesome job....thanks for joining the OSAAT challenge....good sure to check out next weeks blog is going to be fun....
    i have become a follower and would love for you to join mine...
    cowgirl up stamps

  13. wow fliss hunny this is just stunning its such a fab image and the detail is the tops,bless you for joining us over at OSAAT and make sure you check on sunday as there is something eggciting happening he he hugs cheryl x

  14. fliss hun the badges,you mentioned on my blog if you click on the badge on my side bar or anyone elses,it takes you to the main page,then just scroll down untill you see the badge and it will say get badge,you just click again on to it,and it will come up with a code,then all you do is copy and then go to your blog,click on add gadget and were it says HMTL you just click on that then paste all the code in the large box click save and there is is on your side bar,hugs cheryl xx

  15. This is beautiful Fliss - really lovely!

  16. hi hun had family problems that is why I did noncomment on this last week are you going to join in our hop good prizes I really love your vitage card sorry again Fliss

    liz xx

  17. Beautifull vintage piece!!!

  18. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in the ABC Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  19. This is so beautiful, Fliss! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!


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Fliss xx