Monday, 16 February 2015

Two Favourite Colours

Hi there, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was sunny yesterday and despite it being February our sunlounge was warm enough to eat lunch in and I managed to get washing out on the line too!
I did have time for some crafting too and here's something I created for our new challenge today at Make My Monday. This week Suzi has challenged us to make something with our Two Favourite Colours which I found a little difficult as I try create with as many colours as I can so in the end I picked my favourite 2 shades of Distress inks for inspiration - Crushed Olive and Victorian Velvet, otherwise known as Pink and Green!


I've also used some of my favourite stamps here too.

I made the background paper by painting watercolour paper with dusky rose and olive green acylic paints which I watered down to make a wash. I then stamped on the Stampendous Love Paris image with Archival Olive ink. I then stamped on Hero Arts Old French Writing with VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit ink.
I stamped the Rubber Stampede Tip Your Hat (she looks so French!) image with the olive ink on smooth cartridge paper. I painted the image and also the flowers on the Eiffel Tower image with Aquamarkers in shades of pink and green.
I then stamped the Kaisercraft butterfly on a scrap of pink painted watercolour paper with the olive ink and cut this out.
I assembled the card as you see, adding some pale pink lace trim and a green flower and leaves to embellish.

Have a great day and a good week.
Fliss xx

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic card, enjoy the sun! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. oh gosh,this is just gorgeous so so love it,hun just beautiful detail as always hugs Cherylxxxxx

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  3. Gorgeous!! Using one of my all time favourite stamps! Love how you put this together!! Great colour choices too!

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  4. I have this stamp and yes, she does look French and you've carried that theme through beautifully!

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  5. The fine weather has definitely been your muse as this is gorgeously Springlike. Victorian velvet one of my faves too. The lace trim gives a lovely oh la la! Gorgeous card. Nicola x

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  6. absolutely wonderful! What a beautiful card, Fliss! I love it. You are right - the images go so well together!

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  7. Such a lovely card!!! I love the pink butterfly and all the flowers - I am so ready for Spring!!

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  8. Hi Fliss, thanks for your lovely comment earlier and it's good to come and see your beautiful card! Gorgeous stamps and design and what a marvellous colour scheme, I love it. Chris xx

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Fliss xx