Monday, 21 May 2012

A Walk On The Wild Side

Morning folks and hope you all had a lovely weekend. It's Monday again and we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday. Carrying on with the monthly theme of Floral, this week the challenge is to make a creation featuring Wild Flowers Or Grasses which is the reason for my title (I can also blame Countryfile as their photographic competition this year has this title lol)
Most of the Design Team decided to go the scenic route, but you'll see that I didn't! Mine is a little more vintage style which I know you know that I love (eek! what a mouthful!)

My trusty Paper Artsy Hotpick HP1005 came out for this as I really love those wild flowers which I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Wow Vanilla White powder on kraft card. I then stamped the scallop stitching from a Habico set around the edges with Archival coffee ink and trimmed the panel a little.
I made the background paper by sponging a square of beige parchment card (Southfield Stationers) with Tattered Rose Distress ink and then rubbing the ink pad over the top for a mottled look. I stamped on the flourish from the Paper Artsy set with Pumice Stone Distress ink, trimmed the edges with pinking shears and added brown faux stitching round the edges.
I stamped the letter (Crafty Individuals CI-214) with the coffee ink, trimmed the edges and inked with Old Paper and Tattered Rose.
I die cut some flourishes with a Sissix die from the parchment card then inked them with Brushed Corduroy and Pumice Stone.
I assembled the card as you see, adding a mat for the floral panel die cut with a Papermania die, some ribbon trimmed with the pinking shears and a sentiment by Polka Doodles.

We had some absolutely gorgeous entries for last week's flowers and music challenge so the top 3 will be a very difficult decision and hope to see you entering this one too.

Challenges for my card:
Delightful Challenges - Add Ribbon
Sassy Studio Designs - Use 3 Of Something (ribbons, stamped flowers)
The Paper Shelter - Birthday Card With A Sentiment

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Beautiful work Fliss, love the soft browns and beiges here, so pretty! Hugs, Valerie

JayBe said...

This is gorgeous, Fliss - I love the stamped image and your handmade background is fab. Lots of interesting elements to hold the eye. Hugz, Jan xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful card with great elements.

Brenda Brown said...

Definitely love the wild flowers embossed like that and a great vintage card Fliss.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Beautiful job! I love the vintage feel of it. Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Studio Designs Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge this week.

-Lori SSD DT

Val said...

I love this and the vintage colours. Fantastic embossing.

Jacqueline said...

This is lovely Fliss - your embossed image is gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

Buttons said...

Love your take on this theme Fliss and your range/choice of products just shows how things can go together so well even if they are not all from the same place.
Thanks for sharing, hugs, Buttons x

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, absolutely beautiful card, love the beautiful stamping and the the gorgeous vintage colour palette. xx

Anonymous said...

fabulous card Fliss and such a beautiful design. The stamping is amazing and is a perfect match with those beautiful papers. I was amazed to get top three at MMM and will definitely be back to have another go as the DT has such beautiful and inspiring pieces.


Anonymous said...

I just adore your steam punk creation. Fabulous design and the colours and stamping are perfection as always.


Susan Flynn said...

What a pretty card I love the way you have used the image - very dramatic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges for our Ribbon Challenge hugs Susan x

Daniele said...

gorgeous Fliss, love the creams and brown colour combo

Mynnette said...

LOVE those swirls! And the neutral colors you've used are absolutely amazing! Adore your patterns, too! Fabulous, Fliss! :)

Vicky Hayes said...

The seed heads go beautifully with the vintage look Fliss! I love the little letter and the flourishes and I always like the way you stamp your own backgrounds. Vicky x

brenda said...

Totally delightful Fliss and right up my street.

B x

Kate said...

Beautiful Card. Love the Vintage look.


Pat (mspfd) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. The MIM team is the best!