Monday, 27 February 2012

Diamonds and Flourishes

Good morning everyone and Monday is here again! The weekend seemed to disappear really fast although I did fit in some crafting along with all the other things happening.
Today sees the last of Suzanne's February theme of Romance over at Make My Monday and this week we would like to see your romantic creations with Diamonds and Flourishes - diamonds are a girl's best friend, right?

I was a bit short of time so I raided my experimental box of bits and challenged myself to make a card from some bits in there. This is what I came up with and the bits you see were made as follows:
The deep red paper is Vaseline resist technique using Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress inks and a Viva Decor large corner stamp.
The flourish paper is simply a Viva Decor flourish stamped all over buff card with Victorian Velvet Distress ink.
The ivory paper mat was made by embossing a Chocolate Baroque damask background on parchment paper with peach embossing powder for the resist and was then rubbed with Victorian Velvet DI.

The lovely lady is a Rubber Stampede stamp I've had for many years and I stamped her with Imperial Purple VersaFine ink and trimmed to leave a white border. I assembled the card as you see adding flourishes and flowers die cut with Marianne Design dies and clear gems to accent.

Our sponsor for February has been Marianne Design and there's still a chance to win the fabulous prize of Marianne goodies. You'll find all the details over on the Challenge blog together with an array of fabulous samples from the Design Team. We've had to say goodbye to Cath too due to various problems she's had over the last few months and I'd like to wish her well here.

Some challenges for my card:
Patties Creations - Vintage
Moving Along With The Times - Lots Of Layers

Thanks for looking and have a good week.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Fiona said...

Hi Fliss,
Super card. Lovely lady stamp, she looks so serene.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Fliss, Ah this is a super card, love the colours you have used, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Rose Petal said...

Hello Fliss. How beautiful and very classy, love the layers of those gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow...I love the Aged Mahogany and Fired Brick, a really amazing combination! and it really gives life to the whole card. Beautiful!
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful and very romantic card, looks fabulous.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the image, she is a real beauty.

Suzi B said...

fabulous card fliss, your backgrounds are always so good.. I've got so used to stamping direct I hardly ever use DP etc of which have stacks!
suzi b xx

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Vintage' Challenge #38, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Ephemera said...

Beautiful card with a beautiful central stamp. She is gorgeous. Love the background papers you have made, they are stunning. xx

Joan said...

Gorgeous card, love all the layers and textures and its a beautiful stamp too

Pattie G said...

This is so pretty! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Mynnette said...

Fliss, this is gorgeous! That image reminds me of a Jane Austen novel--which I adore!!! LOVE the different patterns--fabulous card! :)

SHARY said...

Fantastic Fliss I love how you made the papers and the stamp is stunning.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Wonderful card Fliss....that image is divine!

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful image ,a really pretty card
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our lots of layers challenge
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful image ,a really pretty card
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our lots of layers challenge
Lisa x

Sue said...

This is beautiful, I love the muted colours x

Brenda Brown said...

Love all the flourishes and the image is gorgeous.
Hope all is well with you.
hugs {brenda} xox

Jacqueline said...

This is such a lovely image - I love the colours you have used too - Jacqueline xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a beautiful focal image Fliss and I love the way you've enhanced her with your backgrounds and flourishes. Vicky x

Ashley said...

Great job on your card! I love how you layered the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations!

PCDC Design Team member