Monday, 15 April 2013

Blue and Brown at Make My Monday

Good morning folks, hope you've all been good whilst I've been away lol. Thank you for all the lovely comments you left for me too.
My break turned out to be a bit of a disaster as my poor hubby was taken out of action for 2 days in the middle with a sick bug which fortunately he kept to himself and then my father in law went down with a nasty cold which as he's diabetic was a bit of a nightmare! I've now come back for a rest lol.

We have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday today, chosen by Caz, with the theme of Blue and Brown as she loves colour challenges. I have to say that I love this one as it's one of my favourite combinations and I hope you like what I made.

As you can see, quite a lot of shades of brown here with just a bit of blue as I was aiming for a vintage effect.
To make the background, I wrapped a strip of Tim Holtz Sketchbook tissue tape coloured with Stormy Sky Distress ink round a piece of Paper Cellar paper and stuck this to the card blank. I added a piece of brown crochet lace at the top of the tape.
I die cut a doily with a Papermania die and inked this with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I then added strips of blue and brown Paper Cellar paper to a piece of thin white card, die cut a circle from it and added faux stitching with a pokey tool (Tim Holtz) and a fine brown pen.
I stamped the butterfly (B Line Designs) with Memories Art Print Brown ink and coloured this with various brown Distress inks and cut the image out.
I assembled the card as you see, adding some gem circles and a layered flower with a brown glittery die cut centre to finish.

I'll be round to visit as soon as I can, once I've caught up with all the chores I have to do and will hopefully see you soon.
Thanks to everyone who entered my challenge theme of last week - a stunning array of entries and fab to see so many!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Wonderful Wings
Sugar Creek Hollow - Stamp It
My Time To Craft - Up In The Sky
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Stitching - Real or Not
Country View Crafts Challenges - Butterflies


Netty said...

sorry to hear your holiday was not a huge success Fliss, but your card certainly is, fab colours and design. Hugs Annette x

Ink Art Designs said...

I've had holidays like that Fliss...where when you get home the holiday starts. time! I love these colours too and you have blended them together beautifully.
Dot x

Jacqueline said...

Hi Fliss, so sorry your holiday wasn't all you expected - it's great to have you back hough and with such a lovely card - hope things return o normal soon - Jacqueline xx

JayBe said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby, Fliss - hope he's feeling better now.

Love your card and all the different elements.

Hugz, Jan xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, hope your hubby gets better soon hun. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Abbie DT xx

Sally H said...

ooh, Fliss! That is gorgeous! I love it! one of my favourite colour combos!

Jenny Marples said...

Oh Fliss, so sorry to hear you've had a rough time recently. Hope the men in your life are back on the mend now.
ADORE your card (you can tell these are fav. colours) with just the perfect layers. Hugs, Jenny x

Rossella said...

Hi Fliss,
Gorgeous card this one. Love all those lacy details,
Rosie x

Meggymay said...

Love the colour combination and the beautiful design. Thank you for joining us at SCH as well.

butterfly said...

So sorry to hear your holiday got so interrupted... Lovely to have you back with this beauty - my favourite colour combination, so I was already on board, and I love how you've used the tissue tape and that wonderfully distressed doily!
Alison x

Mynn xx said...

I'm seeing this tissue tape everywhere--I am LOVING it! Gorgeous creation--the stained doily is perfect and I love your butterfly, too! HUGS and have a wonderful week! :)

Unknown said...

A great card! The colour mix is unusual but it soooo works! Great. Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

junemac2 said...

Oh I am sorry Fliss. Hope things improve. Love your card my friend its beautiful.
Hugs June x

Anonymous said...

I hope your DH is feeling better Fliss. There are so many viruses and they can be quite horrid.
Beautiful composition on this, I love the use of circles and the colours - really lovely.
Hope you stay healthy.

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at MTTC!

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week. Hugs x

Pamela said...

Love everything about your card, thanks for sharing with glitter n sparkle x

Kay Dalton said...

a beautiful card ,thanks for joining us at Glitter n sparkle x