Saturday, 13 February 2016

Vintage Flowers

Hello everyone, I Have a couple of cards to share with you today, using the current stamps of the month from Chocolate Baroque. These beautiful large stamps make lovely focal images for cards, and they are suitable for so many occasions in the card giving year.
For my first card, I have chosen to use the Flora Musica stamp. I used a piece of vintage music paper, which I trimmed to size, and  then coloured the edges, using Fired Brick Distress Ink. I then stamped around the edge using an image from the Decadent Brocade stamp set. I cut an oval shape from a piece of smooth card, and coloured this with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and edged it with Fired Brick, as before. I stamped the Flora Musica image onto the shape. I stamped the image again onto another piece of card, and coloured it with Copic markers, before cutting it out, and attached it to the oval background. I used black card to mat and layer both panels.

This card would be suitable for lots of different occasions, and for now I have left it without a sentiment.

My second card uses the lovely Crackling Rose individual stamp, and I have stamped this onto some mosaic stickers to create a tiled effect. I coloured the background with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and used a pencil to draw along all of the sticker lines to make the tiles appear more aged. I used Copic markers to colour the image.

I die cut a shape, and coloured this with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and then stamped the shape with a large crackle stamp from the Echoes of Italy stamp set. I chose a sentiment from the For Mum clear stamp set which I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I created the background using the wrinkle free distress technique, and used Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I edged all of the backgrounds with Peeled Paint Distress Ink before matting them with green card.

To complete the card, I added some green organza ribbon, and pretty yellow grosgrain ribbon across the card, and some flat-backed pearls in the corners.

I hope that you have enjoyed my little bit of inspiration, thanks for stopping by, xx


Elaine said...

These are lovely Judith. I love the use of the music papers and framing it with the flourishes is a great idea. Gorgeous colours. The other card is great with the mosaic effect and the zingy colours. Elaine xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Judith, I love your cards, well they are wonderful stamps to work with, but your designs and colours are fabulous, Kate x

Paula (PEP) said...

The muted vintage Victorian feel of your first sample is lovely with the way you echoed the manuscript background of the stamp itself with your main card panel. Your use of the brocade stamp gives it a lovely frame & I particularly like how the shape of the leaves in that echoes the leaf shapes of the focal image. A lovely piece of designing indeed.
The unusual colouring of your second card is particularly delightful with those greyed greens & I particularly like the way you balanced the focal image with your pearly squaring of the top right corner. The crackle backgrounds to both the sentiment & focal panels gives a super sense of unity.
It's always a joy to see your samples & how your designs are put together with the different elements balancing, echoing, contrasting or complementing.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

I love both these cards and these are my two favourites of this stamp collection too. Your colouring is superb as always!

Lesley Xx

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