Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Life, Love, Music

Hello folks, I'm back today with my second post which is the finally finished card for the current challenge over at Magenta Style which is my favourite theme - you've guessed it - vintage! How could I resist when I have a treasured collection of the wonderful stamps as when I started stamping some 15 years ago, I was caught by the stamping bug and well and truly bitten by the Magenta ladies direct to paper inking technique and the rest is now history, as they say.
I didn't realise there was a challenge over at Magenta until fellow team mate at FSC, Ellie got chosen for the DT, lucky thing!
I've made a card using one of the cling sets and challenged myself to try and make it work in a different way. Happily, my new Marianne Design die set arrived the other day and inspiration struck!

I was desperate to use the large oval die in the set (isn't it just stunning!) and the main image stamp of CSET 15 Musical is square. Here's what I did to solve the problem.

I die cut the shape first from some cream parchment card and then masked off the areas of the stamp which wouldn't fit in the central oval, inked up with Archival coffee then removed the masking tape and stamped the image at an angle on the die cut shape.
I coloured the image with watercolour pencils, pencils and inks and then inked the embossed edges of the frame with pink, lilac and brown ink.
I then made a background paper by rubbing Antique Linen, Old Paper, Tattered Rose and a touch of Shabby Shutters Distress ink on card cut to the size of my card blank, then stamped the square floral design from the set round the edges with Memories creamy coffee chalk ink. When dry, I rubbed more Tattered Rose DI over the floral section.
I then stamped more floral squares and the main image panel with the Archival coffee ink and coloured the flowers and some of the leaf sprigs on the main image with watercolour pencils. I cut these out.
I assembled my card as you see, adding some vintage torn music score inked with Antique linen and vintage Photo DIs, the cut out flowers with pearl centres and the cut out leaf sprigs on the oval panel to make some areas pop.
I finished off with some of the text from the sentiment in the set cut out and inking before adding.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed thinking outside the box a little here and hope you like the result.
Fliss xx


Happy Days said...

Beautiful card Fliss, love the colours you've used and yes your die is stunning :D x

brenda said...

You do vintage so well Fliss and that overall die is absolutely beautiful - looks like another NEED item.

B x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful card Fliss, lovely colours! Off to check that Magenta challenge! Hugs xxx

Daniele said...

such a lovely card Fliss
hope you are well

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Fliss, lovely vintage colours and style.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sue said...

Perfectly vintage...thanks for showing us the masking technique:)...great tutorial.

Sally H said...

just gorgeous! Fantastic vintage feel

Anonymous said...

You and vintage Fliss a match made in heaven, both are gorgeous.


Manon said...

Beautiful card! Many thanks for joining us at Magenta for our vintage challenge! Good Luck!

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love the frame.
Avril xx

Bellaidea said...

Lovely stamp and so pretty card!