Monday, 15 October 2012

Postcard From Paris

Good morning everyone, hoping you all had a lovely weekend. Welcome to my new followers too and thanks for all your recent comments everyone. I'm still trying to catch up with all my comments after a very busy couple of weeks so will hopefully get there soon.
Today sees a new challenge for this month's French theme over at Make My Monday chosen by yours truly and this week it's to add a Fleur De Lys to your creation by stamping, die cuts, embossing etc, the choice is yours.
My creation has stamping and some die cuts from a now rather old Cuttlebug die set that I got just after I got the little green bug for my birthday a few years ago. I have no idea how I'd manage without it now either!

I made a background paper to start with by rubbing Tattered Rose Distress ink on card and then stamped on the fleur de lys design from an All Night Media clear stamp set with Bundled Sage DI.
I then made a border using my favourite scratch stamp by Hampton Arts with shades of pink and green DIs.
I stamped the rather sultry lady (Tip Your Hat by Rubber Stampede) with Smokey Gray VersaFine ink and coloured her with Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet and Bundled Sage DIs then inked around the edges with pink and cut the panel out.
I stamped the carte postale (Paper Artsy) and the Eiffel Tower (B Line Designs) with the grey ink then coloured them softly with a pale pink Promarker and cut them out.
I assembled the card as you see, adding fleur de lys die cuts of deep green card.

Hoping you have a lovely day and I'll be back tomorrow with the promised inking tutorial from my easel card for last Monday's challenge.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
In The Pink - Lots of Pink Plus One (green in my case)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Vintage
Simon Says Stamp - Dies/Punches


Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Fliss love the layout and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Netty said...

Beautiful LO and colourings Fliss, xx

Christine L said...

Beautiful vintage feel to your fabulous card... Love that image!

Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink ... hope to see you again soon!

Christine x

Sandra said...

Love it ,it,s fantastic Fliss x

brenda said...

You achieved a great Parisian feel to your lovely card Fliss.

B x

Happy Days said...

This is gorgeous Fliss. Love the soft colours.

Claire x

Cazro said...

A super card Fliss, loving the French lady in her beret. Caz

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful vintage card Fliss, I love the colours and design.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sally H said...

Gorgeous work, Fliss - tres jolie!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Fliss, such a great theme and I love the detailing.

Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge


Julia S-W said...

Fliss, I had to come over and say how much I love your card! The sultry lady is drop dead gorgeous and I just love the look you've created with the whole thing. Wonderful colours and stamping.


Hi Fliss - a wonderful combination of images - the sultry lady is fabulous. Love your stamped background too!

Thank you for joining us at ITP - hope we will see you again next time!
Sylvia x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous vintage card...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenge.
Wendy xx

Mynnette said...

This is so fabulous, Fliss!! LOVE all the fleurs and the colors are beautiful together! This is amazing! :)

Sweet Fairy said...

This is so cute. So lovely design. I love the CAS style design like the Clear Cards. I really appreciate your work.

Sue said...

So soft and pretty...lovely card!
I have a green bug too and I think they last for ever!

Jacqueline said...

Lovely card - great images - Jacqueline xx

Mrs.B said...

Lovely card Fliss, great background and another fabulous image.
Avril xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Love the sultry femme fatale image ...stunning!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Wonderful vintage feel to this! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!