Friday, 5 October 2012

Wings and Things

Morning all, it's Friday again and another case of where did the week go! It's time for a new challenge over at Polka Doodles today and the theme chosen by Jan is Wings and Things. You only have to look at the DT samples to see just how many variations this theme can have plus each of the top 3 for the challenge will be receiving a copy of the Here Comes Christmas CD which gives you tons of images, papers and toppers with a vintage flavour.
I'm still making Christmas cards as you'll see and have made a card in sepia tones with a splash of copper and loads of texture.

The elements on my card are all from the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 2 CD - Gingerbread Twist and I first covered my card blank with the gorgeous grungy holly paper in soft blue and beige.
I then changed the colour of the dove image to brown with a lot of help from my daughter as I'm a bit new to fiddling about on PSE and she's really good at it! I die cut the shape and coloured the image with Promarkers in soft shades. I added it to a mat of glittery copper card.
I made an embossed panel from textured kraft card with the Cuttlebug music score folder, sanded the raised areas and rubbed them with brown ink and then heat embossed it with clear powder before the ink dried.
I made a ruffle from the ginger polka dot paper, piercing holes along the centre and adding a running stitch to gather it up. After adding this to the card, I added Stickles tarnished bronze glitter glue over the stitching.
I made a branch border (doesn't it go well with the sprig the dove is carrying) using the Martha Stewart double edge punch, inked it with Vintage Photo Distress ink then embossed with clear powder.
The finishing touch is the sentiment which I die cut and inked.

Hope to see you enter.
Have a lovely day and a great weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Divas by Design - Use Some Texture
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Distressing
Penny's Paper Crafty - Die Cuts/Punches


Maggie said...

Gorgeous card Fliss love the vintage christmas look you have acheived with these colours, thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments

MaggieH :)

craftattack said...

Lovely card, the branch border is gorgeous! Have a good weekend, Hugs, Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss....The branch border at the bottom fits perfectly with the sprig! I love all the sepia tones and vintage feel. The embossed areas with EP's is a great finish! Such a gentle xmas card
Dot x

JayBe said...

I love all the different elements on your card, Fliss - a great interpretation of 'Wings and Things'. Jan xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh I just love this hun,those colours are brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxx

Happy Days said...

Beautiful card. x

Brenda Brown said...

A great card Fliss, love the texture and image.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Shari said...

Love the colors and fab image you've used on this beauty!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Eileen said...

Love your choice of colours and layout here. The embossed panel looks great.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge this week and good luck
Eileen x

Sue said...

This is really delicate and favourite bit is the gathered strip of paper..I love doing gathering. Sepia tones are suitable for everyone...lovely:)

brenda said...

Had to pop back and make sure I got the right die Fliss, yes I succumbed after I visited your last post, no willpower you see.

Beautiful elegant dove on your card and I can see you are in music mode as I am lately.

B x

Melanie said...

Such a lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Die cuts & punches" challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, love the image and texture ...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

mags said...

A beautiful card. Love the vintage look and all the texture. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.