Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Blossoms And A Butterfly

Hello everyone, hope you're having a good day. The sunshine has reappeared here and I've just got back from going to the dental surgeon with my hubby who lost a tooth several weeks ago and decided to go the implant route (no pun intended!) and he didn't want more work in the future which may happen with a crown. He's just had the first part of the treatment and is fine apart from the woolly mouth sensation.
I have a card to share with you from my file of photos of as yet unblogged (is that a word?!) cards which fits several challenges.
The background paper for the card was made by embossing one half of a square of white card with the Cuttlebug Victoria folder and using the debossed side. I sponged Milled Lavender Distress ink on the flat half and then stamped on a flourish from the My Paper World flourish set in the same ink.
I then swiped the ink pad over the debossed side as this gives a slightly stronger inked effect.
I stamped the gorgeous blossoms and butterfly image (item 1183 by La Blanche) which is a new type of silicone stamp with fine detail requiring very little pressure for a beautifully stamped image in black ink and coloured it with various Prisma pencils. I cut this out with a Nestabilities scalloped circle and mounted this on a circle of plum paper.
I finished off with a strip of the same plum paper (by Polka Doodles) punched with the Martha Stewart double edge doily punch. I added lots of pearls!

I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
The ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Sunday Stamper - Nature
The Stamp Man Challenge - Curls and Swirls (on my background)

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Bea said...

Lovely card, made me want the summer real soon ;o)

Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge this week

Hugs from Bea

Vintage Milly said...

Oooh how gorgeous, that stamp is beautiful and such a lovely result with your baking paper technique too, hope your hubby is better soon,

Tracey said...

What a great idea for the background, the half embossed half stamped look is gorgeous, hope your hubby is ok doesnt have to wait long for his full smile to be back xxx

Susan Allan said...

It is very pretty, especially what looks like a gorgeous, graduated background. Your work is so expertly executed, (wish I could be more like this and less messy).

Hope hubby is back to normal soon.
Sue xxx

Netty said...

Beautiful card Fliss, love the look you have achieved and that stamp sounds like a stampers dream. Annette x

craftattack said...

Great card and lovely colour and texture!

sari said...

This is such a sweet & soft card! Love the image and your coloring! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/Sari

Fiona said...

Exquisite colouring Fliss and I love the pearl detail.

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, love your embellishments especially all the pearls. Thanks for joining us at ABC this week.
Hugs Sue x

Cheryl said...

oh fliss hun this is so beautiful adore the stamp,the colurs are just pefect wonderful detail on this too hope your hubbie is better soon,hun bless you too for,commenting on the craft barn blog hun so kind of you,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Brenda Brown said...

Great image, colouring and design Fliss, love it.
Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely Fliss - what a gorgeous image! Cheers Claire x

Clarky J said...

Brilliant - i love the swirly curly background! Thanks for joining in the Stamp Man Challenge

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Fliss ! I think 'unblogged' is definitely a word ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x