Monday, 23 January 2012

Flowers and Leaves

Good morning everyone, Monday is here again and I don't know where the year is going as it's disappearing so fast at the moment.
We have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday. Continuing with my Nature theme for the month, this week we would like to see your creations with Flowers and Leaves. As you will see when you look at my card below, the leaves could be as simple as blades of grass.

I decided to go for a walk on the wild side this time with a meadow in mind as I love seeing the wild flowers on countryside walks.
I've also used a new technique to make the background papers and add colour to the image panel by stamping colour on the card using inked up acrylic blocks. I'll be doing a little tutorial on this in a couple of days as you won't believe how quick and easy it is to make an inky background.
Supplies used:
Paper Artsy Hot Pick HP1005
Crafty Individuals Elements CI 206
Hobby Art Butterfly BU16A
Inkadinkado Sentiment 97635 Round Frames
Distress Inks : Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw
Cuttlebug Daisies embossing folder
Prisma pencils

Challenges for my card:
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Embossing
Challenge Up Your Life -Thanks

Do pop over to see the Design Team makes as they're incredibly varied this week and you're sure to be inspired.
Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Fiona said...

Really lovely card Fliss, love the natural colours and the meadow effect you've created. Fab stamps.
Hope you've finished your tax return.

craftattack said...

Great card, love the colours! Valerie

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

orgeous card Fliss.

Jacqueline said...

This is so lovely Fliss - love your meadow, looking forward to your tutorial too - Jacqueline xx

Cheryl said...

oh fliss you really are a master at backgrounds this is just stunning really gorgeous hugs Cherylx

Dots Dabbles said...

This is a beautiful card Fliss. Love the colours too
Dot x

Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful Fliss! Love the background papers!
Love Pearl x

Maria and Simeon said...

This is great! Love the this monochromatic green card. The stamp is really pretty and I adore your cute little butterflis! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge blog
- Maria

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, looks so peaceful.
Yvonne x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, looks so peaceful.
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Looking at this card reminds me to breath. It slows everything down with its tranquility. Gorgeous green background.
Wishes and have a great week.

SuzanneK said...

Wow Fliss, stunning stamping, love your colour choice and those papers, fab. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, love the meadow scene, looks so peaceful.
Avril xx

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Fliss! Gorgeous colour combo and fab stamps - just realised I have those stamps too! inspired idea to use them in that combination - gorgeous!

beru said...

very nice card, I love the silhouette and the colors, thanks for playing by Challenge up your life ;O)

Mynnette said...

This is beautiful! I LOVE the use of so many different flower and leaf images--and your little butterflies are the perfect touch! :)

Martina said...

I love this card! The colors are perfect - it screams summer :D

Thanks so much for joining us over at CUYL!

xx M.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card in wonderful fresh colors.

MANDEE said...

This is so elegent! Thanks for joining us at 2 sisters!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi Fliss, hope things are calming down for you workwise. Your card is a delight as usual, love the embossed panel! Suz x

Cazro said...

I really adore this, the backgrounds and the stamping, is up my street. I am patiently waiting for your 'new' and esy technique. love the light annd springesque colours. Caz

Suzi B said...

Love the layers and the natural look to this card Fliss. pleased to hear that life has slowed down a smidge :)
Syzi B :)

febe said...

Perfect for the Nature theme. I always love the yellow and green combo.

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brenda said...

Hello Fliss

Firstly, love your card, very much my thing.

And second, I wanted to thank you for your support over the 'little incident' I posted about on Monday. It's still being dealt with but I hope to report some positive news soon.

B x

Terry said...

Glad you are having a little blog time! I don't work, but do remember the days! I so love your inky background with those warming colors! The butterflies really pop with and look amazing with the flowers! Have a great day!

cathi139 said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life

lainey said...

OOOOO just love what you have done here!! lainey x

Manuela said...

wow, a fantastic card, love the colours and of course the image! fabulous work!
Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!