Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Just Because

Hello everyone on an absolutely gorgeous sunny Spring day on which I managed to go out without my coat for the first time this year. I actually saw people in shorts and vest tops - totally mad as it wasn't quite that warm!
I have a card here that I made with bits and pieces of the decorated paper from a class I taught on Monday when we made very easy to do stamped mix and match papers with pastel cardstock and Distress inks.
The card uses the inspirational sketch for this week's Papercraft Star which I had to have a go at as it's so lovely.

The background papers I made use a flourish stamp from the Viva Decor My Paper World Floral Embellishments clear stamp set which is never put away at the moment as I'm forever using it. The papers mix and match really well because I used the same stamp and then stamped on the card in an ink only a shade or two darker then the card.
I used Scattered Straw Distress ink on the cream card, Shabby Shutters on the green, Victorian Velvet on the pink and Scattered Straw also on the lemon card. As you can see, the same ink looks quite different on the cream and lemon card.
I stamped the chrysanthemum by Circa Design with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink, coloured it with pencils and cut it out. I added it to a heart shape I hand cut out then embossed with the Craft Concepts Gem Flourish folder and then added a few pink pearls.
I assembled the card as you see with a sentiment from the Polka Doodles Sensational Sentiments stamp set, a pale green panel embossed with the gem folder and white card punched with a Martha Stewart double edge punch.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Papercraft Star Challenge 38  - Sketch
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges - Flowers and a Sentiment

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Great card with a real spring feeling to it. You have combined the elements & colours very well, love it! We had good weather here, too! Hugs, Valerie

Susan Allan said...

Very nice! I love that sentiment and the Chrysanthemums. Don't they just come in the most amazing colours?

It is a pretty complex sketch and you have done it justice. Very clever!!!!!!
Sue xx

Netty said...

Terrific card Fliss, love the sentiment. See you at the Gingersnaps party I hope and don't forget to practice your dance moves as mine are pretty hot at the
Annette x

Cheryl said...

oh fliss,adore this,that flower is lush great layout too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I thought that sketch was TOUGH, but you did a beautiful beautiful job. Your stamping ideas are tucked away with me for the future ! Thanks for joining us this week at Papercraft Star - we always appreciate real talent !!

Sleepy Stamper said...

What a great way to make patterned paper! Thank you for sharing this technique.