Sunday, 15 August 2010

Challenges galore

After the canvas and the mixed media project I made a card!

This oriental blossom stamp was amongst those that I bought when I decided to see what all the fuss was about when people were raving about stamps! So it's been with me for a few years and have used it a few times on various things and confess to liking it rather a lot!

I found this lovely sketch over at The Sweet Stop blog and was determined to use it to make a card with!

I used aqua blue coloured card for the background then mounted some chinese washi papers onto white linen card before matting again onto gold card. I love the feel of washi papers and I haven't yet found a design or colour scheme that I don't like!
I then stamped Cherry Blossom onto the same aqua card and embossed in gold, and layered onto the same white and gold card.
The 'lace edging' is a Martha Stewart punch (what else???LOL)laid over the gold card and with an offcut of the washi paper on top. Finally some fabric flowers which were all white were coloured with a promarker called 'Cool Aqua' and a metal butterfly from my stash were added to complete the card.

This card fits the following challenges too this week

Sweet Stamping Challenge - Favourite Stamp
Simon Says - Summertime Blue

12 comments:

  1. Viv this is so elegant and beautiful you have almost inspired me to make a card lol.......brilliant ! x

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  2. This looks like another winner to me! It is really beautiful, so delicate and the colours go so perfectly with the design.

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  3. Congratulations on winning, thats fab. Love your card, its just beautiful. Annette x

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  4. wonderful card. fabulous colours!!
    thanks for playing at sweet stamping AND ONE STOP xx

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  5. Oh my!! what a gorgeous card, love the papers and the design. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week with your lovely creation.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  6. Beautiful card Viv - those papers are lovely and the colours are fab.

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  7. Such a beautiful card, love the papers and delicate flowers :o) Lisa x

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  8. Beautiful card,gorgeous flower image

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  9. Wow Viv this is stunning what a beautiful design, image and papers I love this so much thank you for sharing it with us at OSCC this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  10. Such an elegant, beautiful card! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

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  11. WOW! this is so beautiful and elegant! I love the gorgeous turquoise and delicate flower designs! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

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