Sunday, 26 August 2012

Vintage Floral

Good morning folks, hope you're enjoying the long weekend (those in the UK anyway) and yesterday's rain has given way to lovely sunshine at the moment.
There's a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges today and this time it's my chosen theme of Floral - and/or Handmade Flowers as I really love making my own flowers.
My FSC team-mates have really risen to this challenge so do pop over to the catwalk for some totally amazing creations - thanks so much for these ladies!

My own inspiration is a vintage style card with loads of texture and I decided on soft colours too.
The floral background paper is made with Ranger Weathered White embossing powder on top of tan ink and I rubbed some of the powder off before heating for an even more shabby chic effect.
I added this to my card with some coffee coloured shimmer card embossed with the c-Art-us roses folder.
I stamped the lovely June by Scrollswork stamps with Archival coffee ink and coloured her with Promarkers. I cut her out then added to a die cut oval of buff card embossed with a floral folder. I added this to the card with a central lilac border cut with a Martha Stewart punch and decorated with pearls.
I made my layered flower with the Nestabilities carnation die set, cutting flowers from lilac and mauve card to layer up with a metal brad centre and inked the edges with violet for definition.
I finished off with some textured Prima leaves and a die cut Hobby Art sentiment then added a pearly flower to the lady's hat.

You have the next fortnight to enter the challenge and please don't forget that you must include stamping to be eligible for the prize or top 3 and no digital images are allowed.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Challenges for my card:
Craft Your days Away - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Make Your Own Background
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge - Punches/Dies
LEJ Designs Challenge - Vintage
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Embellishments - Create Your Own 


Cumbrianlass said...

This is a beautiful card the image is gorgeous and I love the flower
Thanks you for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge and good luck

Sally H said...

That's gorgeous, Fliss! So elegant and I love the colours

Cheryl said...

oh just love this Hun,beautiful image,and love how you have merged the embossing with the stamped background so effective,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

lynne said...

A fabulous theme Fliss and your own creation is so beautiful, the soft gentle colours and the details.

Claire said...

Beautiful work Fliss, the colours are gorgeous and I love the background you've created. Thats such a lovely stamp too
Claire xx

brenda said...

Really gorgeous Fliss.

None of that sunshine here, Can you give it a nudge in this direction please.

Hope you're having a good weekend.

B x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card, your flower looks fantastic.

Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty card Fliss, love that image.
Hope you are having a great Sunday.
hugs {brenda] xox

Yvonne Garner said...

Beauty and Elegance! Love the soft colors too. Hope all is well. Best, Yvonne

Steph said...

What a pretty, elegant card. I love the colours you've used and the background is so stylish! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Ellie said...

Beautiful card!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Perfectly vintage, love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Fliss, love your colour combinations.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

Fliss, beautiful floral card! Love the floral backgrounds and you even added floral trims and a flower for her hat! So lovely! Have a great week! Hugs!

Daniele said...

such a stylish card Fliss, love the colour combo and such a lovely flower
hugs and best wishes

Esther said...

This is so pretty Fliss, lovely handmade flower and gorgeous colours..Esther xx

Sue said...

Very pretty Fliss

Joanie said...

Beautiful card, lovely design.

Thank you for joining in with us at Anything Goes.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous card Fliss! Love the delicate vintage feel and the lady's image is so lovely. Great colours, too! xx

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, and such a pretty image. Love the stamped background paper you have made.
Avril xx

Shirl said...

I do love that stamp Fliss but the flower is absolutely stunning.

Hugs Shirley x x