Monday, 8 April 2013

Springtime In Paris

Good morning folks, hope you all had a lovely weekend and with the sunshine we had here. Still very chilly but lovely and bright so I can't complain.
This post is popping up as we're on our way to Bournemouth for a few days with our in laws, something that has been a family tradition around Easter time for a while now, although this is the first without our girls so it will be a bit strange!
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Make My Monday and as I chose the theme it's to do my favourite thing (well, you know me!) Create Your Own Background so no patterned papers, just something you did yourself.
Here's my rather floral creation (still dreaming of Spring):

The floral background paper here was made by simply spraying cream card with gold Glimmer Mist and then stamping on the flower (Time To Stamp) with Victorian Velvet and Crushed Olive Distess inks.
I made a panel with green pastel paper embossing with a Darice long folder with butterflies and swirls.
I stamped the Stampendous image on cream card and inked with Crushed Olive, Victorian Velvet and Vintage Photo Distress inks and then added colour to the flowers with Promarkers and pencils. I trimmed the image panel and added to a deep pink mat.
I assembled the card as you see, adding some Spring flowers to embellish.

I hope you enter the challenge and if you're stuck for background ideas, if you click on the Tutorial page at the top of my blog, you might find a technique to inspire you.

Hugs, Fliss xx 


Valerie-Jael said...

Pretty card! Have fun with the inlaws! Valerie

JayBe said...

What a lovely card, Fliss - love your handmade background using two of my favourite distress ink colours and the focal stamp is gorgeous.

Hope you have a great time with your family in Bournemouth, hun.

Hugz, Jan xx

Deborah said...

Springtime in Paris...if only! Still, Bournemout's nice and it's a gorgeous card.

Fandhmum said...

Hi Fliss,
What a gorgeous background and card,
Rosie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just beautiful.

Brenda Brown said...

A great background for this stamp Fliss.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Chris said...

Fantastic Fliss and such a beautiful background, I love it. Chris x

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely lovely, Fliss! GORGEOUS images and fabulous color! HUGS, friend! :)