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


Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic card, enjoy the sun! Hugs, Valerie

cheryl Baker said...

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

Astrid Maclean said...

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

Marina said...

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

Paper Profusion said...

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

Sally H said...

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

Joan said...

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

Chris said...

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