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


Pattie said...

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

PetraB said...

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

Netty said...

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

Carrie said...

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

Suzi said...

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.
Suzi x

Sherry said...

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

Wishcraft said...

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

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card,gorgeous flower image

coldwaters2 said...

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.
Lorraine x

dstandard said...

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

Jane said...

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

Krista Driessen said...

Very pretty card !