Today started off nice and sunny so I decided to do some washing and hang it outside on the line. Bad idea - the rain came back again - AGAIN - I'm so over it. Why can't it rain all week while I'm at work. Nope it's got to make the weekend all gloomy. Well at least I got some crafting done.
The following card was made with a die cut image. The sheet has a lot of cute vintage images. I don't know the brand as there's nothing on the sheet and I've had it for a while. It originally had a gold border but that is behind the Spellbinders fleur de lis doily diecut. The image is popped up on foam dots over a piece of material. I picked up a lot of material pieces at a recent craft show as I really liked the texture fabric gives to cards. The background card was distressed and inked with distress ink. Penny Black letter background was stamped on some cream card. The card was very thin - really more like thick paper. No idea of the brands of card as they were just in my scrap drawer. I used a strip of the stamped card over another strip of the distressed kraft card under some sheer ribbon which I coloured with distress ink as well. Over this is some blue velvet ribbon - Websters pages I think - but don't quote me on that. My ribbons and trims just get shoved into jars of like colours - I don't record brands. The pretty scalloped lace was tucked under this panel.
The flowers on top are handmade. The large one was made with the penny black stamped card. It was cut with the EK success retro flower punch the tips of which were then cut with deckled edges scissors (looks like the Tim Holtz tattered florals to me). The centre is some paper from an old dictionary coloured with broken china distress ink. The small flowers were made by wrapped thin twine round a cardboard die (the centre of the nellies multiframe die #10). An idea I have certainly borrowed from someone else. I'll look for the original site and pop up a link when I find it. Then I just added some golden brown bling. The base card is pale blue.
Thanks for looking, cheers till next rainy day, Linda
I like to enter this card in the following challenges.
Krafty Girls - Anything goes challenge #22 (sadly this is the last challenge here)
Friends of speedy TV challenge #82 - No designer Paper
Creative Craft Challenges2 - A colour Challenge - Blue and Brown
Crafts-Too Challenge You - Challenge #1 Choose your decade or era, with twist 2 - three or more layers. My era is the Victorian era.
A Creative Romance - No designer papers
AnMa Creatief - Challenge #22 punching
Whimsy Stamps Inspirationa Challenges - Challenge # 61 Ribbons and Lace
Paper Crafting Journey - Punches and or Diecuts Challenge
Charisma Cardz Challenges - #29 Make your own embellishments