Monday 20 February 2012

Victorian Romance At Make My Monday

Morning folks, Monday is here again so we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday. We're continuing with Suzanne's February theme of Romance and this week would like to see your creations inspired by Victorian Romance.
My card for this challenge was inspired by Victorian Valentine cards which quite often involved flowers and bright colours.

As you can see, my card is quite bright and the colours I chose came from the gorgeous cherub image which came from the wonderful Graphics Fairy.
I made my own background paper by partially embossing a square of pale lilac parchment card with a Papermania embossing folder and then swiping blue ink over the raised areas. I sponged the same ink on the flat side panel and stamped on a tiny Anna Griffin flourish with a darker blue ink.
I cut a large heart shape out of red card and embossed this with the same folder. I added the cut out cherub image and some roses from the Dezinaworld flower set. I inked the edges of the roses with dark purple ink.
I made a greeting panel with a Marianne Design die cut heart, adding a further rose and a computer generated sentiment which I cut out round the letters and then inked to soften the colour.

Don't forget that we have a wonderful sponsor this month in Marianne Design and here's a reminder of the gorgeous prize on offer.

Challenges for my card:
One Stop Craft - Create Your Own Background
C.R.A.F.T. - No Designer Papers (I made my own background)
Ruby's Rainbow - Vintage
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Valentine

Thanks for looking and have a great week.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Jacqueline said...

Great colours Fliss - gorgeous card - Jacqueline xx

Meggymay said...

Super card Fliss, love that romantic cupid.
Yvonne x

Basslady said...

what a fantastic vintage-card! you did a GREAT job!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

TannyP said...

What a sweet Victorian creation =) I love that you embossed! Thanks for playing along with our Valentine Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Anonymous said...

The images look like genuine Victorian scraps, don't they?
A beautiful card.

Darlene said...

This is so pretty! LOVE vintage and you've showcased it perfectly in this creation!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘VALENTINE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Val said...

The really does evoke Victorian Valentines. Love the card, and particularly the way you have put the whole thing together.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fliss this is one beautiful card, love the background and that fantastic cupid, beautiful work as always.


Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous cherub image and a wonderful way to show-case it.
Have a good week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Daniele said...

perfect Victorian Valentine, stunning

Kim x said...

Hi Fliss, thanks for stopping by, as you said it has been ages.
hugs Kimx

Sandra said...

How beautiful is this card Fliss
Sandra x

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Fliss! I love it!

Mynn xx said...

This is fabulous, Fliss! LOVE your roses--and the little Cupid is a fabulous image!

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

A spot-on interpretation of the Victoria era...brillant!

shaz earl said...

Beautiful card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "Vintage" challenge

Hope you will join us again soon

Hugs Shaz x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Lovely little cherub, great card :)

Debbie said...

Hi Fliss,beautiful card. Thanks for joining the vintage challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow.Love Debbie x

Vicky Hayes said...

Cupids, hearts and roses - your card is definitely all about love Fliss! I love your textured background.