Monday, 18 July 2011

Shabby Chic/Distressing At Make My Monday

Good morning everyone, it's Monday again and the weather is still wet and windy - where did the summer go?!
Also a big welcome to Mina - it's lovely to see you here.
It's time for another new challenge over at Make My Monday and this week continues with the July theme of Vintage with the added twist of some Distressing on your creation. We had some absolutely fantastic creations for last week's embossing challenge and you made it so hard to choose a top 3 so I can't wait to see what you come up with for this one.
I've gone for nature for my collage style card as I wanted to use my vintage book of butterfly illustrations which I got in a fabulous bookshop in Eastbourne. I'll be going again next week with my in laws and my father in law will yet again be puzzled as to why I want to buy things to cut up!

I really enjoyed making this as I decided to use my Watercolour Crayon Background Technique which involves scribbling, scrunching and spraying - a bit messy but very satisfying. I used the technique to make the pink and green background panels. The pink one has shades of pink and yellow, was then sprayed with Vintage Pink and Emperor Gold Glimmer Mist and stamped with the flourish from Paper Artsy Hot Pick HP1005 and VersaFine Toffee ink.
The green one has shades of olive and yellow, was sprayed with Olive Vine and the same gold Glimmer Mist and stamped with the flourish and VersaFine Spanish Moss ink.
The floral panel uses the flower from the stamp set, stamped with Crushed Olive and Vintage Photo Distress ink then sponged with Scattered Straw.
To assemble the collage, I inked my textured card blank with Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap inks then added torn vintage music score (another bargain from Eastbourne as I got the entire score of The Mikado for £2!!!). I added my decorated panels and some butterfly illustrations together with some of the titles - the 2 butterflies really are a Clouded Yellow and a Painted Lady.

You have until 12 midnight GMT on Saturday 23 July to enter and good luck.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Butterflies
Paper Play - Things With Wings
By The Cute & Girly - Things With Wings
Sugar Creek Hollow - Vintage, Shabby Chic or Primitive Wing Things

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Irene said...

This is fabulous Fliss, and your butterflies are just perfect.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is fantastic - love the vintage feel!

craftattack said...

Great card Fliss! Hugs, Valerie

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Lovely Fliss - my favourite things, Butterflies. Your backgrounds are beautiful!

Suzi B said...

this is gorgeous! I love the it all!
Sue :)

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

This is wonderful! I'm crazy for sheet music and butterflies both so I love your combination here! Your colors are beautiful and I love how your butterflies seem to pop right off the page. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is amazing! I love the butterflies and they look brilliant against your layered backgrounds.

carol said...

lovely card,thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at CRAFT..x carol

Jacqueline said...

I love this card, beautiful butterflies on beautiful backgrounds - simply gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

Cath said...

A great card Fliss using my fav stamp, I use that flower on every thing.


Yvonne Garner said...

Your work is just stunning! Beautiful!

Cazro said...

It is beautiful, I envy your bargains, for they are so fabulous. Have a nice holiday. Caz

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there Fliss taken your advise and joined the challenge , thanks ! This is gorgeous , great vintage feel with beautiful papers and such lovely butterflies.


Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous panels and gorgeous butterflies Fliss.
Summer is that a dirty word????? Or is it another word for rain???
Hope we get some sun soon.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Netty said...

Terrific collage Fliss and loving those butterflies. x

Patti P. said...

What a gorgeous that you used the ephemera from that book to create your butterflies and the sheet music is just the perfect addition. Need to look for some vintage books for me, thanks for the inspiration. So glad you could join us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week and hope to see you again soon.
Patti DT/SCH

Paddington fan said...

Hi Fliss, I love this collage, it is so beautiful and I love all the background panels too!! So pretty!! Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week, love Jacky x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Fliss, so very pretty, the butterflies are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Mandy said...

P.S Did you receive my email Fliss? xx

Sharon Basel said...

This is gorgeous! I love the collage look of it and that wonderful background music paper. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Sharon, SCH-DT

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly for our Things with Wings challenge and good luck. Hugs, Hanna