Saturday, 22 May 2010


Hello folks, hope you've all got the gorgeous sunny weather we have here on the South coast today. It's certainly made the birds happy as they're being very noisy outside my window.
I have a card here which fits 2 challenges, the first being Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper  with a theme this week of Red and the second is Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead Challenge GC55 with a theme of Quotes.

I really enjoyed making this as it gave me a chance to use a gorgeous family photo taken in 1926 of my mother's much older cousin, May. I scanned the photo and gave it a red wash in Photoshop which really brought out some of the details not quite so prominent in the original sepia.
The background paper is a square of watercolour paper which I first stamped on with 2 squares of Ranger Cut 'n' Dry with Barn Door and Spun Sugar Distress inks. I then stamped on them again to add just a touch of Aged Mahogany and Fired Brick.
I then stamped on the lighter squares some of the images from Impression Obsession's Ornate Squares CL120 clear set with VersaFine Crimson Red ink. On the darker squares, I stamped a further design in black. I then stamped the small flower in the gaps with the VersaFine ink.
I stamped B Line Designs Large Butterfly FF115D in black and coloured just one side with Distress inks. I stamped the quote, Penny Black ...Dreams 2711F in the VersaFine ink, cut it out and sponged with Distress inks.
I assembled the card as shown in the photo.


Sally H said...

fabulous! Love the rich reds!

Dan said...

Lovely deep rich colours on this card! Thanks for taking part in this week's Gingersnap Creations challenge!

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS art - love this loads Fliss, thanks for joiningi n with the Sunday stamper and the Gingers too :O))

Cheryl said...

oh fliss hun so love this,its brilliant great colur too hugs cheryl xxx

Fiona said...

Fab card Fliss and how lovely to use such an old photo of a relative. Isn't her dress lovely, so of the time. Love the colour and all the details you have given the background.

Fiona x

brenda said...

Hi Fliss

What wonderful rich colours and the picture is beautiful, it reminds me very much of one of my Granny. The poses they used in those days really were special, it is all somehow lost in the modern ones.

B x

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful, Striking in Red. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnaps this week.

Terry said...

Love that you used a family photo!!! Wonderful card! Congratulations!!

Michele said...

fabulous card! congrats on being a ginger gem!