Sunday, 16 December 2012

Late Again!

Or at least my DT post for today's new Fashionable Stamping Challenges is lol. This fortnight the theme is Mask It and you can use all sorts of masking techniques for this including actual masks, a masked stamped image, a stencil etc. etc. Don't forget that you must include some stamping too as we are a stamping challenge.
I decided on something a bit different for my inspiration this time as I've used a stencil of a large flourish shape that was free in a mag a while back but did something you might not expect with it. Read on to find out what I did!

I prepared my background paper first using a piece of card which I covered with Distress Stains in Victorian Velvet and Crushed Olive and spritzed with Glimmer Mists in Vintage Pink and Olive Vine.
Using the stencil, I applied embossing ink with the Ranger Emboss It Dabber which is brilliant for this sort of thing. I then sprinkled Fran-tage Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel on and heated to melt the powder. I sponged Victorian Velvet round the embossed flourish to make it really pop.
I then stamped the lovely lady (B Line Designs) on cream card with VersaFine Crimson Red ink and die cut the image into a circle. I embossed around the edges with the Cuttlebug roses folder. I coloured the lady with Promarkers and then added ink around the edges to highlight the embossed areas.
I assembled the card using some die cut doilies (Marianne Design) and some layered Prima hydrangea flowers which I glittered up a little and added pearls to.
To finish, I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment directly on the background paper at the base of the card.

Sorry for my lack of visiting lately, I will try and pop round before Christmas once I've got my unexpected workload out of the way!
Hope you have a good week.
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Addicted To Stamps And More! - Bingo (My line is Diagonal - Green, Free, Pearls)
Try It On Tuesday - Let's Get Inky


Sally H said...

oh wow, Fliss! This is stunning! Gorgeous colour combo and it complements that lady image so beautifully! Gorgeous!

Caroline said...

Fliss this is stunning I love the design and the colours are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

craftattack said...

Great card Fliss! Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi, stunning colour combo! You have an amazing way with colours. This image is gorgeous too, love it!
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic background, love the steencil masking, its a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss
You used a stamp that was always on my Wish List yet never purchased. Stunning and the use of the stencil is so wonderful, reflecting the feathers in her hat.

Kylie said...

This is a beautiful, vintage card. Just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

Cazro said...

A stunning vintage card with lots of delicious techniques. Thanks for joining with us at Addicted to Stamps and More. Caz

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you have used the stencil mnask, the flourish really does 'pop'
Avril xx

Ellie Knol said...

Lovely masking!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great masking technique. The image looks fab.

My name is Cindy said...

Very pretty project with lots of technique - thank you for joining us at Try it On Tuseday. Cindy

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, we were both fashionably late for FSC LOL! Loving your beautiful card, you always use such interesting colours that work so well together, the swirl is beautiful as is that gorgeous main stamp. XX

Terry said...

Fliss, love these soft and vintage colors! Beautiful masking! I am way behind!!! Enjoy the day!

Valerie said...

Fabulous card Fliss, love that image and all the wonderful use of inks. So clever the way the flourish reflects the feathers in her hat! Thanks for playing along at ATSM
Val x

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Fliss.
I am just catching up a bit and love your 'masking' sample for FSC, a fabulous vintage make. I love the embossed flourish and those sweet little flowers.
Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
hugs {brenda} x0x