Monday, 27 April 2015

Vintage or Shall We Dance?

Hello all, I hope you had a lovely weekend despite the downturn in the weather which was a bit wet and not that warm either! I thought Spring had arrived but it seems to have hidden away again.
It's time for a new challenge today at Make My Monday and yours truly has chosen the theme of Vintage which I know won't be a surprise to those of you that know me well :D

I came across a stamp which had managed to stay in my stash uninked until now as it was hidden away and I found it whilst looking for something else (this happens to me quite often so, note to self - tidy up craft stash!)
The image is a Blue Moon one which I bought at a show because it combines 2 of my favourite things - collage and dance (I'm a big fan of Strictly). I stamped it on smooth cartridge paper and coloured the image with watercolour pencils, then cut it to a panel, trimming along the curved top edge.
I then made the background paper by using scrunched up cling film to apply Brilliance Pearlescent Beige and Galaxy Gold to a square of card. I then stamped on the Ornate Flourish (Inkylicious) with Brilliance Crimson Copper, stamping twice before re-inking.
I distressed the edges of the background paper and then added a little Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue tape to this and a scrap of dark red card which I trimmed to shape to make a mat for the collage image. I glued everything to a kraft card blank to finish.

Have a great day and a lovely week.
Fliss xx


  1. Fabulous card Fliss, love your stamped background. I gave that stamp lurking around somewhere, it looks great on the shaped card


  2. Fab card Fliss,lovely vintage vibe captured perfectly ;)
    Yes weather is awful...don't know what is going on!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  3. Love your dance card - great image and your coloring is fantastic!!!

  4. Same weather here Fliss and rather cold as well, the sun has a habit of fooling us. A super Vintage dance card.

    B x

  5. Isn't it lovely when you unearth a forgotten gem! Love this dancing couple Fliss. Jenny x

  6. I like the way you may your background, and that image is beautiful and fun.


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Fliss xx