Sunday, 5 May 2013

In An English Country Garden

Hello folks, hope you're all having a lovely weekend. Sorry about the title here but I couldn't resist and you'll see why when you see my card which is my inspiration for the new Fashionable Stamping Challenges theme which is everyone's favourite - Anything Goes!
I decided on a card this time because I wanted to ink up some of the gorgeous vintage stamps made by our sponsor, Flonzcraft, and I've actually used 4 different sets to make it so you'll be able to see how well they go together. Without further ado - here it is!

You can probably see why I chose the title now as I made a little scene with a framing technique to give added dimension to my creation.
I cut a piece of thick cartridge paper slightly smaller than my card blank and stamped the sweet lady with bird from the Flower Kingdom set on the left bottom corner with Memories Artprint Brown ink. I stamped the floral corner from the Have Some Fun set in the remaining corners with the same ink and the sentiment from the Countrylife Pastoral set in the centre of the right hand side.
I painted all the images with a mixture of Distress Stains and watercolour pencils. I then stamped the garden image from the Flower Kingdom set just above the centre on a second square of card and coloured this in the same way.
I then used a circle cutting set (Creative Memories) to cut an aperture in my main stamped paper, pausing in the cutting so that when I trimmed around the image and sentiment, they would be part of the frame. I then inked this with Shabby Shutters Distress ink and stamped a flourish from the Damask Floral Curves set all over with Memento Pear Tart ink to add texture.
I stuck the aperture panel over the garden image panel, using foam tape behind the main image and sentiment for dimension and added the panels to the card blank to finish.

The Fashionistas have a fabulous array of creations for you on the catwalk this fortnight so do hop over for a look.

I'll be back (now I sound like Arnie!!!) shortly with my second post today as I'm lucky enough to be Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations this month so see you very soon.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Fliss, love the way you have framed this lovely lady and the scene behind.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss....ohhh I love the vintageness of this, from the stamps to the colours to the whole composition!!!
Dot x

butterfly said...

So pretty... what lovely stamps!
Alison x

Fandhmum said...

Hi Fliss, this is so beautiful, it reminds me of my grandma's embroidered tablecloths with the crinoline ladies,
Rosie x

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss such a stunning central stamp and so beautifully framed, and such a gorgeous sentiment too. xx

Shirl said...

Gorgeous Fliss just can't stop singing an English Country Garden.

Hugs Shirley x x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love how you framed the images. Can see why you chose the title.
Yvonne x

Claire said...

This is stunning Fliss, gorgeous colours and you've used some of my favourite stamps too. Hope your're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Terry said...

Love this card, Fliss! The yellow is so cheerful and what great stamping and design! Happy Sunday!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, gorgeous card Fliss! Beautiful colouring on the images and I really love these stamps! Have a fab BH weekend! xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, such a beautiful card, wonderful images and fabulous spring feeling.

Ellie Knol said...

How gorgeous!