Saturday, 9 October 2010


Hello everyone, hope you're all having a good weekend. I have yet another card to share with you as I've been doing lots of crafting this week to keep me occupied and sane as I'm missing my 2 girls loads at the moment. As I work mostly from home it's very strange being by myself from 8am to 7pm a lot of the time.
This card is my entry for Linda Ledbetter of Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities week 16 challenge - Wrinkle Free Distress from page 33 of Sir Tim's book. Click HERE if you'd like to see all the other gorgeous entries.
I made the background paper with the wrinkle free distress technique and Distress inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Crushed Olive. I then stamped on Hero Arts G3664 Leaf with Stitching in Rusty Hinge DI.
I then had somewhat of a dilemma as I like the background so much that it seemed a crime to cover it up! After a lot of thought, I decided the simple approach was best and simply added a stamped butterfly (from the Inkadinkado Garden Delight set) in VersaFine Spanish Moss ink sponged with Wild Honey Distress ink.
I finished off with some Gisela Graham ribbon and text from the Penny Black Enjoy Life clear stamp set.


brenda said...

It's like a ray of sunshine Fliss, gorgeous creation.

Bit worried though, how did I miss that Hero stamp ? I must be slipping.

I know exactly how you must be feeling, two of my boys went off to uni the same week and boy did I fret. They of course were having a wonderful time. The bonus is shopping trips to Nottingham.

B x

MarleneMAZ said...

Your card is gorgeous! great background colours.

Fiona said...

Two lovely cards today Fliss, and I agree about not covering up your fab background paper. The Hero stamp is really lovely, will have to keep an eye out for that one.
You must have broken a record for the most posts this week, how lucky are you to have all that time to craft??

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, this is STUNNING, Fliss! You completely aced the wrinkle-free distress challenge-- those colors are way beyond wonderful, and you were so wise to choose not to cover up that exquisite background. The simple, sweet embellishments you chose are just right.

I love the stamping, too-- the red leaves are absolute perfection!

Sally H said...

GORGEOUS! I love it!