Wednesday, 23 May 2012

London Town

Hello everyone, hoping you all have the amazing sunshine and warmth we've had since yesterday and I'm hoping it stays too as Winter seems to have gone on forever this time and it's great not to be wrapped up in layers of woollies.
Just a quick post here to share a card from the workshop I taught on Monday which fits a couple of challenges as it uses my new Penny Black London stamp.


I stamped the scene on off white paper in black and added colour with red and blue pencils. I cut the panel out and added blue pencil to all the edges. I stamped on the tiny swallow from a free Papermania set with blue ink and added a touch of blue pencil.
I then stamped on the card blank with my favourite Hampton Art distressed stripes stamp with red and black ink on 2 corners and added some further stripes with the blue pencil.
I finished off with a sentiment from the free set, stamped with blue and colour added with a pencil then added a crown from a Viva Decor set stamped in red, cut out and a touch of blue added. Simples!

Challenges for my card:
Papertake Weekly - True Colours
Desmet Designs Challenge Blog - Let's Celebrate In Red, White & Blue 

Hope the rest of the week is great for you and thanks for looking. Also a quick hello to Donna M my new follower and it's lovely to have you on board so to speak!
Hugs, Fliss xx

15 comments:

Daniele said...

great card Fliss, love the image and the bits of colour add a nice focal point
hugs

craftattack said...

Gorgeous card and stamp! Hugs, Valerie

Irene said...

Hi Fliss,
Great card. Brilliant how you have only coloured some of the image, it is simple but striking.Love the stripes.
Irene x

The Cubby Hole said...

I love the stamped corners...a great card Fliss! Yes the sun has been a long time coming. Lets hope it lasts a while! Suz x

Buttons said...

This has been so well planned. Love the way you have balanced colour, details and simplicity, and the background is divine.
Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

JayBe said...

Fantastic card, Fliss - I love the stamp and the added colour highlights it well. Hugz, Jan xx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous patriotic card Fliss. Love the stripes and crown perched at the top. Xox

Suzi B said...

This is just fabulous love the delicate touches of red and blue and the stripey background!
suzi b xx

Jacqueline said...

This is a lovely London scene Fliss - love how you have done your corners too - Jacqueline xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Great card - I have this stamp too and love using it.

~ Marie ~ said...

Nice to see some pencil colouring and I like the distressed stripes on this lovely card too. Thanks for joining in at http://desmetdt.blogspot.co.uk and good luck.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card, great image.

Saz said...

Lovely card Fliss, I love the image, thank you for joining in with us at Desmet Designs xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is beautiful and so stylish and elegant, I love it. Thank you for joining in with the Desmet Designs challenge
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

My comments keep disappearing from your blog !!! Anyway. Love this gorgeous card, the images are fabulous and love the sketchy feel to them. Gorgeous layout and the base is fantastic such a great match.

Marie