Monday, 8 October 2012

Vacances En France

Good morning folks, I've gone all French today as it's the second of my challenge themes over at Make My Monday and this week, the theme is French Vintage. As you see, I've managed to combine 2 of my favourite things this week!
My inspiration for you is a rather different shaped easel card which I made with a Papermania large die set with gorgeous elegant, frilly edges. It also uses a different inking technique which I'll be adding a tutorial for later on this week - it's really easy to do and gives a very effective vintage style grungy look.

I've added 3 photos as it was quite difficult to show it all properly with just one and the other pics show more of the detail.
I first made the card blank up using some cream textured card, quite a thick one as it's more sturdy. I added ink round the edges using my vintage inking technique (tutorial to follow) using Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Crushed Olive and Frayed Burlap Distress inks.
I stamped the Hampton Arts Fusion passport image on cream card with Archival coffee ink and die cut the shape with the next size down in the die set. I coloured the panel with a mix of Promarkers and VersaColor inks in Split Pea, Khaki, Cinnamon and Old Rose. I stamped just the larger butterfly section twice more on cream card, coloured the butterflies with Promarkers and cut them out.
I die cut a panel of cream card for the base with the smaller die and inked this with Sand Beige, Cinnamon, Old Rose and Umber VersaColor inks then stamped on Hero Arts old French writing several times with Dovecraft Natural ink.
I made a floral embellishment with a Magenta flower stamp (I 0354) which I've had for many years but you can still buy it from The Stamp Man. I stamped the flower with yellow, pink and rust inks then embossed with iridescent Blonde Moments embossing powders. I cut them out and layered them up with a dew drop in the centre.
I assembled the card as you see, adding the 2 cut out butterflies with foam tape.

Hoping that you all had a good weekend and better than mine as it ended up being really expensive because my Dyson washing machine decided to give up the ghost on Saturday and was too expensive to repair so we've had to buy a new machine which is arriving tomorrow.

Have a good week.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Crafty Mess Challenge - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Easel Card
Totally Papercrafts - Let's See Those Shapes


Caroline said...

Fabulous card Fliss love the layout and the colours are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Miria said...

Amazing card, Fliss and great theme for a challenge! I can't wait to see your tutorial hugs, Miria
ps so sorry for your washing machine

Brenda Brown said...

Love the stamps you have used and gorgeous vintage colours.
Happy Monday (although it's really wet here).
hugs {brenda} xox

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous inky, vintage creation Fliss! I love the images and the easel idea works beautifully. Looking forward to your tutorial - you know how I love ink!

Cheryl said...

oh Hun this is gorgeous oh just love the stamps you have used,and love that shape briliant hugs Cherylxxxxx

Deborah said...

Gorgeous vintage look, Fliss. I shall be back for the 'how to'. In the meantime, hope your new washing machine works better than the Dyson!

Cazro said...

A wonderful Vintage look, loving all the inking and colouring. Looking forward to the tutorial. Caz

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, love the image, thanks for joining us at craftymess.

Sue said...

Lovely vintage project. It is god to add multiple photos.....that way you get to see everything. Have a good week.

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Fliss! This is gorgeous, and so is the autumn card below too. Just stunning!

craftattack said...

Beautiful card Fliss! Valerie

Angela said...

Just fabulous! lovely vinatge feel to this easle card and great images used.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craftymess Anything Goes challenge.

Suzi B said...

Hi Fliss. fabulous easel card... love all the inking and waiting patiently to see your tutorial.
Suzi B xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Stunning Fliss. I love the images you have used along with the muted tones. It's a great theme btw! Suzanne xx

Mynnette said...

Fliss, I adore this!!! LOVE the images--and the shaped easel card is always a winner with me! Gorgeous coloring and fabulous creation! :)

Sazzle said...

Great vintage easel card Fliss with lots of different techniques :-)

Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our easel card challenge - good luck!

If you like Saturated Canary images there's a chance to win some on my blog

xx Sazzle xx

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week! Kim x

Nicky Wilcox said...

love it thanks for joying us at craftymess xx

Judie said...

This is a gorjuss make, love the colours, thank you so much for joining us at Craftymess challenge blog

Judie xx