Sunday, 28 August 2011

Ribbon And Lace

Hello everyone, I'm excited to say it's time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and I'd like to say a huge thanks to everyone who took part in the last one as there are some stunning creations there which will make the Design Team's task really difficult.
We also have some new Design Team members so pop on over to the challenge blog to be introduced to the lovely ladies who will be wowing you with their creations now.
The new challenge theme is Ribbon And/Or Lace so you can include just one or go for both. I've actually used ribbon and braid on my card as I love texture so much.

As you can see, I decided on glorious Autumn colours for my card as I'm an Autumn girl at heart and always love seeing the trees wearing their gorgeous Autumn coats.
I made 3 layers of background papers for the card but the only one that is fully stamped is the first because I just inked and stamped the edges of the 2 lower layers - there's no point spending time on something that will be covered up!
The first paper uses embossing resist technique. I stamped the flourish (B Line Designs) with crimson ink and embossed the images with pearl plum powder. I then sponged on Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Victorian Velvet and Barn Door Distress inks. I added this to a mat of deep red hammered card, trimmed along one edge with the Martha Stewart scallop dot edge punch.
The next paper was made by sponging Mustard Seed Distress ink round the edges of the card and stamping on a flower spray design (Great Impressions) with Dried Marigold DI.
The base paper uses a B Line Designs detailed flourish stamped with Aged Mahogany DI just around the edges and then Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany was sponged on top. Both this and the golden paper were trimmed with deckle edged scissors.
I stamped the gorgeous Audrey image (B Line Designs and a real favourite of mine) with black ink on white card and a little subtle colour added with Promarkers. I cut this out with a circular Nestie die and added it to a deep red mat cut with a Nestie scalloped die.
I assembled the card as you see with velvet ribbon and braid, adding a layered flower coloured with Promarkers, some punched leaves and pins and a sentiment by Penny Black.

We're all looking forward to seeing this fortnight's entries and don't forget to hop over to the challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration and a peek at this challenge's lovely prizes.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Lily Pad Cards - Any Resist Technique (heat embossing in my case)
Sew Many Cards - Use An Edge Punch
Paper Pretties - Make Your Own Background (I have 3)

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Great card, they are my fave colours too! Hugs, Valerie

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous stamp and lovely colours on your card - Jacqueline xx

Anonymous said...

I love your card. Audrey would be so proud!!!!
Beautiful colours, beautiful everything.

Sally H said...

A stunning card, Fliss! Love the colours!

Cazro said...

A beautiful card Fliss. Love all your work. Caz

Claire said...

I love autumn colours too Fliss and this is a real stunner, that stamp is gorgeous and I love all the swirls and flourishes in the bps you've created
claire xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous colours on all these background papers. Love the image and a perfect sentiment.
Avril xx

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous artwork! Beautifully created.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great card, Fliss. I love your Audrey composition.

Netty said...

Gorgeous card Fliss with fab colours. Have a great week, Annette x

Vintage Milly said...

Oh this is lovely Fliss, I especially love your sentiment and colour scheme,
have a great bank holiday,

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous work Fliss, those autumn colours are glorious and love the techniques you have used.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Terry said...

Fliss, I just love the layers of colors and embossing! Such a beautiful card with so much class and elegance! Truly a stunner! Hugs!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss,
I didn't realise the amount of inking and stamping till I read your deets...Love it!!!!! Such a vintage and gorgeous card. A real classic.
Dot x

Yvonne Garner said...

Wow Fliss! So much stamping! I love this image. You card is just beautiful and a quite a tribute to Ms.. Hepburn! Best, Yvonne