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


Brenda Brown said...

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

Fiona said...

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'.

Aquarius said...

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

craftattack said...

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

Cazro said...

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

Netty said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Sally H said...

Gorgeous! Fab colour combo too!

Fiona said...

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.


Wedgie said...

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

Jacqueline said...

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

Susan Allan said...

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

crafty amy said...

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

Cindy Adkins said...

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

Claire Phillips said...

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

Lesley said...

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