Monday, 6 February 2012

Love Letters

Good morning everyone, hoping you all had a good weekend and are surviving the white stuff - not that we have any here as being right down on the South coast, we often get missed out.
We have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday and as it's the start of a new month, we also have a new theme which is of course Romance. This week we would like to see your creations with the theme of Love Letters - script or verse.
We have a fabulous sponsor for this month too so read on for all the details.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making my card which is my favourite vintage collage style.

I used my Easy Inking Technique to make the patchwork style background and made it extra grungy by adding a darker ink round the edges. I used Victorian Velvet with Fired Brick on the edges and Tattered Rose with Aged Mahogany. I then stamped on a rose (masking the edges as the stamp is bigger than the squares) with VersaFine Imperial Purple and a heart with VersaFine Crimson Red. The stamps are from a clear set by Glitz called Vintage Blue. I tore all the edges.
I then made my own heart shape and partially embossed this with the Cuttlebug Roses folder. I inked the raised area with Tattered Rose and partially stamped on the rose design with the crimson ink. I inked round the edge with violet ink.
I stamped the adorable little boy (Lost Coast Designs) with Imperial Purple and cut him out. I die cut some flourish style leaf fronds (Marianne Design) and inked these with Fired Brick.
I made a faux love letter by stamping the postmark from the Glitz set and Hero Arts Old French Writing with purple ink, tearing the edges and inking with lilac ink.
I assembled the card as you see.

Now for the exciting news on our February sponsor which I'm thrilled to say is Marianne Design and I really wish I could win the fabulous prize.

All you have to do for a chance to win this gorgeous set is to enter some of our challenges this month and as the theme is such a great one, that shouldn't be to difficult!

Challenges for my card:
The Artistic Stamper February Challenge - Hearts
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Romance Is In The Air
Truly Scrumptious - Love and Hearts
The Sunday Stamper - Heart On My Sleeve

Thanks for looking and have a great week.
Fliss xx


Cheryl said...

well we got the snow Hun,4inches of the stuff so stuck here at the moment,as were we live I cant get out still never mind,
as for your card hun its just gorgeous along with your beautiful background hugs Cheryl xx

craftattack said...

Gorgeous work as always Fliss! Thanks for playing along with us at *The Cheerful Stamp Pad*. Hugs, Valerie

Vicky Hayes said...

This is gorgeous Fliss! I love the tile look of the background and grouping of the boy with the decorated heart and the letter is perfect! You've missed nothing - the snow is at its yucky dirty stage now! Vicky x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the background its a great tile effect.
Yvonne x

craftytrog said...

What a beautiful card Fliss! Great stamping! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge!
Alison x

CraftyLoops said...

This card is fantastic Felicity. I love it. Lee x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful card with great details.

Izzwizz said...

Fabulous card, love your inking and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Maddy x

Suzi B said...

I love all the elements of this card especially the cute little guy and the background ...I shall have to have ago at this technique.
Suzi B xx

lainey said...

loving it Fliss :) lainey x

Val said...

Fabulous Fliss - really love the collage and the way you have put it together.


Kat said...

Your card is very vintage looking,
you covered the heart theme perfectly,colours are great,
Thank you for joining in with this months challenge over at The Artistic Stamper creative team blog,
Kat X.

Cazro said...

A beautiful romantic card, the boy image set my heart a flutter, Arrghh!! Isn't he sweet? Love your elements. Caz

Sandra said...

wow Fliss just love this card
Sandra x

Daniele said...

amamzing card Fliss

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful Fliss, you are such a talented lady, your work is always beautiful and this is no exception, love those gorgeous stamps and stamping and your fantastic composition.


Brenda Brown said...

Superb creation Fliss, the patchwork effect is adorable and the other elements give this such an appealing vintage feel.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work Fliss, especially love the background work its fab.
hope you are well my friend
hugs June x

Mynnette said...

What a fabulous vintage "quilt" you've created for a background--this is stunning!!! :) LOVE the colors you've used!

Michele said...

this is so very lovely! i also adore the vintage style. thank youfor joining our "romance is in the air" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad. xo

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Fliss, think this has to be one of my favourite cards of yours. I just loveeee it! Suzanne :)

Jenn Borjeson said...

Love the vintage look!
Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

this is so beautiful, lovely!

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful! Love all the textures. Kim

trisha too said...

Beautiful, Fliss!

And you know I do like that stamp!!


trisha too said...

A little PS--I hope it's okay, I put a link to this post in my Valentine post, the one with the same Rose Boy!


Chris Arlington said...

So lovely !

Joan said...

Love your card Fliss, great colour blocking (just had a look at your tutorial)

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

What a gorgeous piece! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad...