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


  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

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

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

  4. A fabulous card, love the background.

  5. Beautiful card Fliss, great design, x

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

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

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

  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

  10. Gorgeous card with fabulous vintage image!

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

    Christine x

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

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

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

  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

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

  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.

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


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Fliss xx