Sunday, 31 July 2011

Anything Goes At Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello everyone, I'm really excited that it's now time for the first challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and it's sure to be a favourite as the first ever theme is Anything Goes so it's time to break out the stamps.
As mentioned in my previous post, this is a challenge blog just for stamping with rubber or clear stamps and no digis are allowed so please remember this when you make your creations. The rest of the DT and myself can't wait to see all the entries. Do pop over to see what the rest of the team has made too as there are some really stunning creations not to be missed.
I'd also like to thank Shirley and her hubby Andrew here for all the hard work they've both put in setting up the blog and all the logos. I think you'll agree they've done a fabulous job.
My first creation is in keeping with the name of the challenge blog as you'll now see.

I've used a favourite stamp by Crafty Individuals as I just love the vintage look. I stamped the image with VersaFine Imperial Purple and coloured the ladies with Zig Art & Graphic twin markers. I then inked the panel for a sort look. I added some kraft paper photo corners (Paperchase) and set this on a dark red mat. I glued a metal text panel (Darico) at the base.
I made the main background paper by stamping a Crafty Individuals flourish all over with Crushed Olive Distress ink and then sponged on Shabby Shutters. I next made 2 embossed panels using the Cuttlebug Victoria and Roses folders then sponged these with Wild Honey, Crushed Olive and Victorian Velvet DIs then swiped Brilliance Galaxy Gold and Pearlescent Poppy over the raised areas,
I made the roses with a Marianne die, sponging them with Victorian Velvet, Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold DIs before gluing them together and then painted on some toning Stickles glitter glues. I punched the leaves with a Papermania rose leaf cut and emboss punch then sponged these with Crushed Olive.
I assembled the card with a kraft background mat, some metal corners, cream crochet lace and some pretty buttons by Craftime.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Bloggers Challenge - Embossing
Ruby's Rainbow - Vintage
One Stop Craft Challenge - Vintage
Sugar Creek Hollow - Make Your Own Designer Paper

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Shirl said...

Oh my Fliss considering you haven't been very well your card is just a darling.

That fabulous stamped image couldn't be better for our first challenge and the background paper is amazing. The crochet lace is the perfect finishing touch to the card.

Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Hugs Shirley xoxoox

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun its gorgeous love those images and great background hugs cherylxxxx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Fliss,,,,its a beauty in the lovely tones you are so fond of. Congrats on the new challenge DT spot here. I think its going to be a huge success

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card to start us off Fliss - just love the colours and the theme is so 'fashionable'. Love it.
luv and hugs (brenda} xoxox

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, I love that stamp and all the beautiful embellies, its a real stunner!
I hope you're feeling better
Claire xx

Daniele said...

Just popping by to say a big hello, looking forward to working with you all on the team at Polka Doodles
hugs and best wishes

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your new DT position!! Love your card ~ it's Beautiful!
Nancy xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful piece, just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely, beautiful ray of colours..

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Huggies Angel

Crafty Lynz said...

Fabulous card,

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Lynsey xx

marsha said...

This is positively gorgeous and so vintage! I love the design paper you created and those fabulous colors. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

What a way to start the Fashionable Challenge!!! Beautiful card, Fliss! I just love that stamp and you coloured it beautifully. Love the embossing and the flourish background, all is just lovely!!! Hugs, Joanna x

Lori said...

Fashionable and fabulous!

BarbaraW said...

Love your images and the embossed panels behind them.

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thank you for joining us at RRC this time hope you will join us again xx

Ida said...

Great "Vintage" images and gorgeous embossing on your card. Thanks for joining the BC Embossing challenge.

Lisa Somerville said...

The flappers look wonderful with your embossed panels! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, the colours and embossed layers are gorgeous as well. Yvonne

Patti P. said...

This is so gorgeous....loving that stamp and your bg paper is perfect!! I am really loving all of the textures in your card. Beautiful job this week and so happy to have you play at Sugar Creek Hollow, tfs.

Patti SCH/DT

Babs said...

Your papers are gorgeous and your card is too.
Babs x

craftytrog said...

Hi Fliss, thanks for the tip off about the new challenge! It looks brilliant, as does your beautiful card! Hope you are well.
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful image and great use of all these textured papers.

Jilly said...

The background paper is amazing. The crochet lace is very perfect finishing touch to the card. You are very talented. real estate in toronto

Yvonne Garner said...

Love this image. Had to buy some Crafty Individual stamps after seeing your card! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!