Friday, 6 April 2012

Among The Flowers

Good morning folks and wishing you all a very Happy Easter. Hard to believe that Good Friday is here. We have a lovely sunny day too although very chilly.
I have a rather bright Spring like card to share with you today in a favourite colour combination of mine.

I really love this sweet image by La Blanche and stamped her on watercolour paper with Archival Coffee ink. I then coloured her with watercolour pencils and used a damp brush to blend the colours. I added a little stamping with Versamark ink and a flourish design to add texture.
I made a mat for the image by stamping a border design round the edges of a piece of watercolour paper with Memento ink and then blended the colour with a damp brush.
The green damask paper was made as part of the online class I recently won and uses a Chocolate Baroque background stamp.
The pink paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder and inked with Memento Lilac Posies. I then swiped the ink pad over the top to deepen the colour on the dots.
I added a floral border made with a Martha Stewart double edge punch and a scrap of inked and stamped paper from my bits box. The butterfly (B Line Designs) was stamped with the coffee ink and inked with the lilac ink and Crushed Olive Distress ink.  The sentiment is by Polka Doodles from the new Sugarplum Daisy CD.

Challenges for my card:
Crazy Amigo Challenge - April Does What It Wants
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge - Colouring (watercolour pencils in my case)
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes

Have a lovely day,
Fliss xx


Miria said...

Hi, Fliss. I have to say you're a real master at making backgrounds and I do love the vintage flair in your card. I wish I could meet you and the PD team one day, I have to learn so much from you :)
I wish you Happy Easter to you and your family, Miria xx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Fliss, love all the papers you created, your water coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Anything Goes" challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

brenda said...

Another beautiful card Fliss which certainly does feel very Spring like.

Have a good Easter break.

B x

Sue said...

How lovely!
I am a little envious of her beautiful big hat:)

Jacqueline said...

Hi Fliss - lovely card, fab backgrounds and a lovely image - she has a fantastic hat on! - Jacqueline xx

craftattack said...

Lovely card, I love that stamp, too! Hugs, Valerie

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for sharing at Papertake Weekly and good luck with the challenge. Judy GDT x

Brenda Brown said...

This is beautifully created as always Fliss and you have showcased that gorgeous image to perfection.
Have a Happy Easter weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sally H said...

stunning card, Fliss! It is a fabulous hat - wish I'd had one like that last sports day! Beautiful colours too

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, love your card, the colour combination is beautiful, fresh greens and such a beautiful pink. The stamp is gorgeous, I adore La Blanche stamps and this is another to add to my wish list. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A lovely card in beautiful colors.
Happy Easter to you and yours.

Annes Art said...

Beautiful card!

Laurel said...

Oh this is so pretty! Love the image and the large hat! :) So glad you joined us at Lawnscaping!

melania deasy said...

Pretty card and fantastic coloring! Thank you for playing at Lawnscaping :)