Sunday, 27 June 2010

Wings To Fly

Hello everyone, hope you've had a lovely weekend and aren't too upset by the abismal football result this afternoon. I didn't watch much of the match and was astounded to switch on the TV at around 4.30 and see the score so promptly switched off again!!!
We also had a bit more drama here a bit later on when I went to open the sun lounge door again having shut it to stop a huge bumble bee coming in the house. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw one of our 2 rabbits on the outer window sill of the sun lounge (about 4 feet off the ground!!!!) and rushed out to find that the upper door of the 2 storey cage was open and she had climbed out and somehow managed to get round to the back of the cage onto the sill.  Was my OH in trouble as he obviously didn't shut the door properly! It took me quite some time to calm down afterwards and poor Rosie was upset too.

I'm here today with a card which fits 2 challenges. The lovely bright summery colours are those from the current Play Date Cafe challenge 35 chosen by Sarah Anderson.
The second challenge is the Gingersnap Creations GC57 Chestnut Theme Challenge - Wings as my image stamp has wings.
I really loved working with these colours as they're perfect in the lovely sunshine we're having as the moment.
I made my background strips by tearing pieces of white card which I then sponged with Distress inks in Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China (with some VersaColor Turquoise rubbed over the top). I then stamped on various images from the Inkadinkado Garden Delight 97623 clear set in the same inks except for one of the orange ones which I stamped with Vintage Photo DI.
I stamped the image Crafty Individuals CI-137 in VersaFine Vintage Sepia on My Minds Eye Pretty Please orange dot paper and cut her out. I then die cut some flourishes from old music score using the Sissix Fancy Flourishes 655675 set and inked these with the Vintage Photo ink.
I assembled the card as you see with a couple of contrast strips of old music score trimmed with the Martha Stewart Doiley Lace punch and a computer generated text panel.

11 comments:

  1. That's beautiful! Love those colours

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  2. oh this is really beautiful fliss so love the colours hope you rabbit is okay,as for england,enough said,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  3. Poor Bunny! but Stunning collage !

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  4. Love your card especially the flourish and the image is divine. Hope the rabbit is ok now. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x x

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  5. Beautiful card, Fliss! Great take on the inspiration colors.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

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  6. Lovely background you created with this weeks colors, thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  7. Oh Fliss I love how you've done the stripes for the background! Gorgeous card. Glad you got the rabbit back in - what a shock!

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  8. Lovely layers of stamped papers. Beautiful card. So glad your bunny was safe. Happy to have you playing along with the PDCC.

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  9. I just love all those layers! I love the music paper on dark brown! CLEVER! What a beautiful card;) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the way you've mixed them. Your blog looks fab too!!!! LOVE your stamps, they are GORGEOUS! Thanks for playing along at the PDCC this week!

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  11. Beautiful! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Wings Challenge!

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Fliss xx