Monday, 29 October 2012

La Belle Femme

Hello folks, and especially my new followers, hoping you all had a good weekend despite the very chilly weather. In my case it was a good excuse to stay warm and do some crafting so I now have exceedingly inky fingers!
This brings me neatly to my inky creation for the last of the October French theme challenges over at Make My Monday and this week the challenge is to make something Feminine or Romantic, or both if you like. It must still have a French flavour to it though so please don't forget that bit of ooh la la!
My card as you will see is mostly pink again as I always think it's such a feminine colour.

The background paper is stamped with the gorgeous Prickley Pear Eiffel flourish image together with Hero Arts old French writing using Memories Artprint Brown ink. I then got very inky fingers sponging on Victorian Velvet Distress ink (not as bad as the usual blue, green or purple fingers I've had recently lol). I then added a smidgeon of colour with various Promarkers.
I stamped my favourite B Line Designs stamp, Le Brun, with the same brown ink then added a little colour with Promarkers (Saffron, Vanilla, Antique Pink and Tea Green) and cut out to leave a fairly wide contrasting border round the image.
I stamped the lace (also B Line Designs) with the brown ink and added colour again with Promarkers. I cut this out too and used deckle scissors on the shaped edge as these give a very good effect on a fluffy type edge.
I assembled the card as you see, adding text from a Kanban clear stamp set stamped in brown and coloured with the Dusky Pink Promarker.

Hope you have a good week.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my inky creation:
Vintage Stamping Challenges - Anything Goes
It's All About Vintage - Make Your Own Background


Caroline said...

Gorgeous Fliss very elegant love the image and the colours you have used are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss...this is such a pretty feminine card! Love the lace and the touch of colour on the flowers at the bottom of the tower...gorgeous!
Dot x

Suzi B said...

Hi Fliss, Love all the elements especially the lace and the lovely femme fatale...
Suzi B x

Sande said...

Fabulous card!

Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty this time. Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Sande xx

Buttons said...

Great combo of images here Fliss. You've made such a great job of all your French cards. Hugs, Buttons x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining at It's all about the Vintage


Claire Boelema said...

Just beautiful! x

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous reflection of romantic Paris. Live this Fliss.

Hugs Brenda xxx

JayBe said...

A gorgeous card, Fliss - I love your handmade background paper, I think Victorian Velvet distress ink is my second favourite (after my beloved Walnut Stain)! Lol. Think I might have a go at your challenge xx

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely charming, Fliss! LOVE the lace--gorgeous! And your subtle coloring is always a win with me! :)

brenda said...

Inky fingers are good Fliss, I wouldn't have mine any other way.

Another gorgeous collage effect
in such beautiful soft Vintage colours and I can see my good old favourite H2365 there in the background (I know sad).

Thanks so much sharing another piece of your lovely work with us at vintage stamping.

B x

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, what a beauty of a card, love that vintage pink such a soft romantic colour. The stamping is superb, and le brun really stands out with the white border. xx

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous card Fliss and in one of my most favourite colours!! Great stamping of the images and I love how you've layered them together. I had to do a double take with that lace - I thought it was real at first. What a brilliant stamp that is and I love how you've cut the edge.
Thanks so much for all your support during my stint at Make My Monday and all the other times you visit me too. I hope to continue entering there from time to time (once a week is quite gruelling and I don't know how you do it!!) I shall certainly keep up with your lovely work here.
Kindest regards,

Sue said...

Somehow I associate Paris with all things lace and the colour you have chosen..very romantic..
Lovely work!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Another fabulous card, love the vintage look and the lace. Thanks for joining us again at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Nonni said...

What a beautiful card! The colors of the card are really pretty and the stamped background looks unique. Best wishes, Nonni/ GDT It's All About The Vintage And Beauty Challenge

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Hi Fliss, sorry for the lack of visiting..Bogged down in making things for a craft stall this weekend. Your card is a stunner, love the tones and the attention to detail. Lovely to see you playing along with us at It's all about the Vintage. Suzanne xx

Shirl said...

All totally elegant Fliss, love the lace effect.

Thank you for all your support in our very first challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

sari said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! Love the colors and pretty image! Thanks for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine