Saturday, 26 March 2011

Challenges

Happy weekend everyone and hope you're having a lovely one. We started off with grey skies here but it fortunately turned very quickly to the sunshine we've had every day this week so far.
I've got a couple of very different cards to show you for 2 different challenges.
First up is another card made with the brand new Polka Doodles Wonderland stamp set which I can't get enough of at the moment and have a few more things in progress too.


The card blank is made from some of the lovely checkered paper from the CD of papers which match the stamps (and will be popping up again as there are some gorgeous to die for grungy flourish papers which I adore - says she, drooling -lol)
The patchwork squares were all coloured with Promarkers, including the checked ones as the white variation of this paper design is fabulous for inking/painting/colouring with markers etc. etc. The purple ones were embossed with the Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough folder as was the central orange one which was first wet embossed with clear powder.
The gorgeous rabbit was cut out after colouring.

I'm entering this one in the current challenge over at Daring Cardmakers, the theme being The Book Club, and having got into Alice again with these stamps, I'm about to read the book again for the first time in many years!

And now for the second one:


This one features the lovely new Chrysanthemum stamp which I bought having seen Rachel Jackson's gorgeous project in the April issue of Craft Stamper. It's by Circa Design. I stamped it with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink nd coloured it with pencils. I added it to an olive green mat.
The lighter background paper was made by stamping a flourish from a My Paper World clear stamp set by Viva Decor in Victorian Velvet Distress ink on dark cream card. The dusky pink panel was embossed with the Craft Concepts Gem Flourish folder. I finished off with a flourish cut with a Sissix die and a floral border in the same green punched with a Martha Stewart double edge punch.
The greeting panel from from Polka Doodles Sensational Sentiments unmounted stamp set.

I'm entering this one in the Sunday Stamper challenge - Die Cuts

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx

15 comments:

  1. hi, Fliss. What a versatile creativity you have! Two different projects but they're both gorgeous, the colouring is stunning, Miria xx

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  2. 2 beautiful cards, hard to say which one I like best. Love those wonderland stamps, too, Alice is always a great theme. Have a good weekend, Valerie

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  3. Gorgeous cards... I loved that stamp as soon as I saw it too :O)) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  4. They are both lovely, Fliss.
    I have always found Rachel's work inspirational.
    I can never tell the difference between a rabbit and a hare in cartoon form. I can in the open air. Even my own drawn rabbit looks a bit hare-like.
    Have fun
    Sue xx

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  5. I love your Alice card - saw Nikki demo'ing the stamps at Harrogate and was very tempted! Thanks for sharing it with Daring Cardmakers. Your flower card is very pretty too - another great image!

    Lynda xxx

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  6. I love your Alice card! Thanks for telling us about that technique (wet embossing before using dry) - the effect is great and I think I will be trying that! Love the second card as well. It looks autumnal to me and that is what we are going through now - autumn.

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  7. Gotta love Alice stamps :-) Love the design layout on this one, Fliss. And the chrysanth card is so lovely (I admired those stamps in Craft Stamper too!)Deb x

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  8. This is very elegant card Fliss! Stunning choice of die-cuts and beautifully coloured image. Thank you for joinig our Book Club this week :0)

    Zuzana x x

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  9. Hi Fliss, thanks for visiting my blog, you are a beautiful card maker!, gorgeous blog!

    Sharon x

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  10. Both are gorgeous you are a really talented lady.

    Marie

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  11. Two wonderful cards, I love the white rabbit, and your second card is pure elegance!

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  12. I had a feeling we'd see a few "Alice" inspired cards this week! Yours is really lovely - Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers Book Club this week

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  13. Awesome cards! Amazing coloring and great designs!

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  14. Great cards Fliss - I am so with you on the Alice range - just inspired and brilliant papers! Cheers Claire x

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  15. Hi Fliss, lovely cards, those Alice papers and stamps look fab, lovely chryanthemum card too.

    Rose xx

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Fliss xx