Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sentimental

Hello everyone, hope you're all having the fabulous sunshine that we have on the South Coast this weekend, it really does feel like Spring has arrived and I actually only have 2 layers of clothes on instead of 4!
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges chosen by fellow fashionette, Esther, and it's Sentimental so there must be a sentiment on your creation. We are sponsored as always by the lovely Leo of Flonzcraft who will be giving a $20 voucher to his online shop for the randomly drawn winner - so what are you waiting for - you have to be in it to win it!
I've made a fairly clean and simple card (well, for me anyway lol) as I wanted to show the gorgeous sentiment by Lindsay Mason to its best advantage.


I made the background paper with some tiny flowers from the Prima mini Meadowlark stamp set, layer stamping 2 of the flowers with Tattered Rose, Wild Honey, Stormy Sky and Shaded Lilac Distress inks on cream card and covered my card blank with this.
I stamped the bird (Kaisercraft Bonjour stamp set) with Archival Coffee ink on the right side of a strip of thick cartridge paper and stamped the sentiment (Lindsay Mason Messages 1 by Personal Impressions) with the same ink. I then painted the bird with Distress Stains (Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone and Crushed Olive) - I can't get enough of these at the moment as they're so easy to paint with.
I added the painted panel to the card and then added scalloped borders on either side, die cut from hyacinth blue card with a Sizzix die (658954 Borders). Done!

My fellow fashionettes have an amazing array of creations lined up for you on the catwalk so dop pop on over for a look and hope you can enter as we'd love to see you there.
We also have a fabulous guest designer with us this time and it's none other than my former fellow Make My Monday design team mate, Suzanne of Suzanne's Papercrafting. She's made a really gorgeous project for us too.

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

16 comments:

  1. A very pretty card Fliss with lovely summer colours and images.
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  2. Beautiful card, Fliss! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Hi Fliss...this is just so super summery!!! This is a wonderful sentiment and really stands out and is the main point! Love it!
    Dot x

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  4. Beautiful spring/summer feel to this card and I like the way that the bird draws the eye to the sentiment.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. really beautiful, Fliss! Love it!

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  6. Beautiful summery card, its a great sentiment.
    Yvonne x

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  7. Hi Fliss, such a pretty card and a lovely sentiment and as Dot said, has a lovely summery look to it.
    Avril xx

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  8. A beautiful card in great colors. Fabulous spring feeling.

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  9. Such a pretty card, Fliss - I love the delicate floral stamping for the background, and the sentiment is so sweet!
    Alison x

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  10. Hi Fliss, what a gorgeous card. That sentiment is fab and the background is so pretty. Hope you've had a good weekend
    Claire xx

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  11. Hi Fliss, very pretty card with your great stamping on the background. Thanks for stopping in at my blog. Cheers, Shirleyx

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  12. GORGEOUS! LOVE your sentiment!

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  13. Such a pretty card, Fliss! I love the border edging and what an adorable bird! Enjoy the week!

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  14. Hi Fliss, so late in commenting, I am a bad blogger ATM. This is a gorgeous card, beautiful floral background and I adore the cornflower blue colour, and such a great sentiment too. Have a lovely day. xx

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  15. Hi Fliss - love your stamped background, gorgeous colour mix, and the sentiment is lovely..Esther xx

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  16. Fliss such a wowser of a background and amazing colour combinations. The sentiment and image look gorgeous.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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Fliss xx