Sunday, 21 April 2013


Hello everyone, hope you're all having the fabulous sunshine that we have on the South Coast this weekend, it really does feel like Spring has arrived and I actually only have 2 layers of clothes on instead of 4!
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges chosen by fellow fashionette, Esther, and it's Sentimental so there must be a sentiment on your creation. We are sponsored as always by the lovely Leo of Flonzcraft who will be giving a $20 voucher to his online shop for the randomly drawn winner - so what are you waiting for - you have to be in it to win it!
I've made a fairly clean and simple card (well, for me anyway lol) as I wanted to show the gorgeous sentiment by Lindsay Mason to its best advantage.

I made the background paper with some tiny flowers from the Prima mini Meadowlark stamp set, layer stamping 2 of the flowers with Tattered Rose, Wild Honey, Stormy Sky and Shaded Lilac Distress inks on cream card and covered my card blank with this.
I stamped the bird (Kaisercraft Bonjour stamp set) with Archival Coffee ink on the right side of a strip of thick cartridge paper and stamped the sentiment (Lindsay Mason Messages 1 by Personal Impressions) with the same ink. I then painted the bird with Distress Stains (Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone and Crushed Olive) - I can't get enough of these at the moment as they're so easy to paint with.
I added the painted panel to the card and then added scalloped borders on either side, die cut from hyacinth blue card with a Sizzix die (658954 Borders). Done!

My fellow fashionettes have an amazing array of creations lined up for you on the catwalk so dop pop on over for a look and hope you can enter as we'd love to see you there.
We also have a fabulous guest designer with us this time and it's none other than my former fellow Make My Monday design team mate, Suzanne of Suzanne's Papercrafting. She's made a really gorgeous project for us too.

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Brenda Brown said...

A very pretty card Fliss with lovely summer colours and images.
Happy Sunday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, Fliss! Hugs, Valerie

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Fliss...this is just so super summery!!! This is a wonderful sentiment and really stands out and is the main point! Love it!
Dot x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful spring/summer feel to this card and I like the way that the bird draws the eye to the sentiment.

Sally H said...

really beautiful, Fliss! Love it!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful summery card, its a great sentiment.
Yvonne x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Fliss, such a pretty card and a lovely sentiment and as Dot said, has a lovely summery look to it.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card in great colors. Fabulous spring feeling.

butterfly said...

Such a pretty card, Fliss - I love the delicate floral stamping for the background, and the sentiment is so sweet!
Alison x

Claire said...

Hi Fliss, what a gorgeous card. That sentiment is fab and the background is so pretty. Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Fliss, very pretty card with your great stamping on the background. Thanks for stopping in at my blog. Cheers, Shirleyx

Ellie Knol said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE your sentiment!

Terry said...

Such a pretty card, Fliss! I love the border edging and what an adorable bird! Enjoy the week!

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, so late in commenting, I am a bad blogger ATM. This is a gorgeous card, beautiful floral background and I adore the cornflower blue colour, and such a great sentiment too. Have a lovely day. xx

Esther said...

Hi Fliss - love your stamped background, gorgeous colour mix, and the sentiment is lovely..Esther xx

Unknown said...

Fliss such a wowser of a background and amazing colour combinations. The sentiment and image look gorgeous.

Hugs Shirley x x