Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Vintage Beauty

Hello folks, hope you're having a good week so far and commiserations to those of you deluged with snow yet again. Nothing down south at the moment thank goodness.
I have a card to share today which is part of my homework from an online class I'm currently doing which I won as a prize from My Creative Classroom for the C.R.A.F.T. challenge a few weeks back. The class I chose is by the lovely Catherine Scanlon and is called Artful Cards so I'm sure you can see why this appealed to me.



The base background paper uses a Paper Artsy flourish stamped with brown ink around the edges. I then sponged Brushed Corduroy and Aged Mahogany over the top. I tore the edges for a distressed effect.
The lighter background paper uses a Viva Decor script stamp, stamped with Coffee Archival ink and the same flourish. Glimmer Mists in Olive Vine and Vintage Pink were also used. I added faux stitching round the edges.
The corrugated panel was painted with rose pink acrylic then torn across the base and copper embossed. I then added bronze metallic paint for added contrast.
The image (Le Brun by B Line Designs) is stamped with the coffee ink, partially cut out and coloured with Promarkers.
I finished off with lace in 2 shades, a Hero Arts sentiment, metal charm and an altered, layered flower with a jewelled brad centre.

Challenges for my card:
Sugar Creek Hollow - Birthday Cards
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes

I'd also like to welcome my new followers - lovely to see you ladies and will pop by very soon.
Hugs, Fliss xx

17 comments:

  1. What a fabulous card Fliss, I love all the stamping and layers you have created. It certainly has that vintage feel to it.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  2. Beautiful card and I love the colours you have used! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Gorgeous card Fliss and I adore your colour scheme - beautiful xx

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  4. A fabulous card, love the background.

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  5. Beautiful card Fliss, great design, x

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  6. Gorgeous card, love the design and layers.
    Yvonne x

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  7. Bet you had inky fingers after this!! Love the swirls and script combination, and the torn cardboard edge is fabulous beneath the lady.

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  8. Beautifully designed Fliss! Love all the details to look at. Best wishes, Yvonne

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  9. oh fliss Hun just adore this,especially love your backgrounds,you always do them so well,Hun,brilliant,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs Cherylxxxxxx

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  10. Gorgeous card with fabulous vintage image!

    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes - hope to see you again soon..

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  11. The colours on this are stunning Fliss - a gorgeous card - Jacqueline xx

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  12. Fliss, this is amazing! LOVE your image--the coloring is absolutely beautiful! :)

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  13. I love how vintagy this is, I'm so gad you could join our challenge at Bunny Zoe's this month!

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  14. Fliss, your card is lovely...looks like you are learning lots of things in your class and I love the texture in your creation. The torn corrugated paper with that beautiful image atop is such a wonderful contrast. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    Patti SCH/DT

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  15. Great card and I love all the wonderful techniques you have used to create it. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  16. Hi Fliss
    Sorry I have not visited for a few days but here I am ready to catch up with your beautiful posts.
    Gorgeously elegant. Oh I adore this.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. Gorgeous Creation! Simply Stunning!! Thank you for joining us atAnything Goes Challenge Blog!
    Hugs
    Tamara

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your thoughts mean a great deal to me.
Fliss xx