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

16 comments:

  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

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  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'.

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Gorgeous! Fab colour combo too!

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  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.

    fi
    x

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

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

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

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  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

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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

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

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

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