Monday, 4 July 2011

Vintage And Colour Theme With Make My Monday

Good morning everyone on a glorious sunny day and hope you all had a lovely weekend. Happy 4th July to all our American friends too.
It's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday and I'm rather excited as I got to choose the theme for July and I'm sure it will come as no surprise that I chose Vintage and the first challenge under that theme is a colour one. I'd like to see your creations using Brown and Cream with Pink Or Blue.
Here's my creation:

As you can see I chose blue as my contrast and I picked this lovely lady from Crafty Individuals as my main image. I stamped her with VersaFine Sepia ink on cream card and coloured her with pencils then added a little inking. I set her on a mat stamped with a flourish design and Vintage Photo Distress ink then sponged the same ink over the top.
I made my background panels using Viva Decor My Paper World stamps, stamping with Stormy Sky DI and sponging Tumbled Glass on the flourish one. I then added some central borders. The cream one uses the same stamp as the top paper, stamped with Frayed Burlap DI. The brown on was a strip of cream card punched with the Martha Stewart arch lattice border punch, then inked with Vintage Photo DI and stamped as the cream border with the same ink.
I set the image panel on a piece of corrugated packaging painted with blue acrylic paint then added a strip of faux ribbon (a scrap of stamped card) threaded threw a ribbon buckle. I finished off with some cream crochet lace, pearls and a stamped butterfly (B Line Designs).

You have until 12 midnight on Saturday 9 July to enter and good luck.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Vintage
Crafty Purple Frog - Swirls & Pearls
Sweet Stampin - Something Not Normally Used On A Card (corrugated packaging)

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


  1. A fabulous theme Fliss and a gorgeous creation. I love the different layers you have created and the colours go together perfectly.
    Have a good week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  2. Fantastic Fliss. A great colour choice and stamp-love how you have layered her up. Super backing papers too, never expect any less from you tho'.

  3. I've just discovered this challenge and as I love vintage I'm having a think! Love this card and the colour scheme.

  4. A beautiful card, love the colour combo! Hugs, Valerie
    PS How is Dill?

  5. Fabulous card Fliss, love your choices. Beautiful creation. Love Caz

  6. Terrific card and love the colours you've chosen. xx

  7. Ohhh fliss this is stunning, such gorgeous colours and beatiful design
    hugs June xxxxx

  8. Gorgeous! Fab colour combo too!

  9. fab card, the corrugated card looks excellent and should totally be there, it fits so well!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  10. Beautiful card, I love your stamping and detailing. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

  11. This is a lovely card Fliss - thank you for choosing such a great theme - Jacqueline xx.

  12. Very pretty, Fliss. I love the combination of blue and coffee!
    Sue xx

  13. Wow this is so pretty I love the way you have added the line of pearls :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog and good luck


    Amy xx

  14. Oh my gosh, Fliss--this is totally gorgeous!!! and I adore the colors--so perfect!!

  15. Really lovely Fliss - fabulous colour and great mix of elements! Cheers Claire x

  16. Beautiful card, lovely colours and image! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your thoughts mean a great deal to me.
Fliss xx