Monday, 12 July 2010

Shy Girl

Hello folks, hope you've all had a lovely weekend and some good weather. It's been trying to rain a little here on the South coast today but the sunshine has just appeared again.
I'm here with my rather late entry for the current challenge at Ready, Steady, Stamp which I started just over a week ago and then had to stop for a while due to other commitments. I managed to finish it off yesterday evening at last. For those of you that don't know, the challenge rules have changed a bit and now every 2 weeks one of the Design Team members will make a project and list the ingredients used. The challenge is to make something using at least 5 of the ingredients and I found this good fun as the list this time is quite long and there are plenty of things to choose from.
I used the following on my card:
Cream, Brown and Green
Embossed Metal/Metal Embellishment
Distress Inks
Dry Embossing
I made my background paper using my grunge technique with Distress inks in Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint and one of the lovely stamps from the Inkadinkado Garden Delight clear stamp set which I really love as the stamps included are so useful. I stuck this to a cream card blank I made.
I made a frame for the lovely photo from June's Art Freebies blog by cutting a piece of cream card and stamping all around the edges in VersaFine Vintage Sepia using a tiny Anna Griffin flourish stamp. I put the photo on a mat of brown paper and then on the stamped panel.
I then embossed a panel of cream card with the Sissix Tim Holtz Alterations Damask embossing folder and put this on a panel of brown paper trimmed on both long edges with the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch. I added this to the card with some brown floral ribbon and the photo panel.
As a finishing touch, I made a metal foil flower using a Woodware floral cut and emboss punch. I deepened the embossing effect with a ball tool and rubbed on Olive Green StazOn ink. I then bent the petals for a 3D effect and added a little black StazOn to the edges to make them stand out. I then added a Making Memories round embossed metal brad in the centre.


Fiona said...

A great card Fliss, using so many techniques. Love the image you have used, and the colours are perfect with the vintage theme.

Sucrette said...

quelle merveille !!! Elle est magnifique cette carte !


A beautiful card Fliss - love the different textures and layers. Your hand-made background paper is stunning, as always - I really should try it out, as I never seem to have exactly the right colour of backing paper when I'm making a card.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

IsaNorris said...

Perfect Fliss, it's beautiful.
I'm glad you like the "new" RSS
isa x

June said...

Gorgeous Fliss, i adore that beautiful set of colours and the gorgous metal flower.
Have a great week my friend
hugs June xxxxx

P'tite Plume said...

Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful Fliss! Love the image & the colours! x

Hope Jacare said...

Lovely project - fab colour and that flower is divine! Cheers Claire x

brenda said...

Hi Fliss

Adorable, you know how much I like vintage and this piece of work is beautiful.

B x

Liz said...

Beautiful Fliss ur work is brill so sorry I have been missing

liz xxxxxxxxxxxxxx