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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Vintage Flower Garden

Hello, hope you're all having a good weekend and enjoying a little bit of sunshine.
After a morning out in Durham with DH, I managed a couple of hours crafting yesterday, I'd wanted to have a try at using the Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps in a vintage style. So after masking the stamped flower, I used one of the Distressed Damask stamps, and heat embossed with clear EP, next came the Papillion script, inked with Faded Jeans and 2nd generation stamping. The background was coloured with Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans DIs. My little butterfly was stamped with Faded jeans and layered up on the same image stamped on vellum.  The flower was then water coloured with Spun sugar and Peeled paint for the leaves. It's almost 'flat' apart from the pearl, so it's one to keep for the post!

I am entering this at:
  Allsorts - Share your favourite colour (I love all colours and I adore pink peony roses)
  Penny Black at Allsorts - Summer Flowers

I've been to a local Craft show this morning, I didn't need anything, just a couple of basics, but it was nice to meet up with a couple of crafty friends for coffee and a chat, but now, a late start to tidy up the mess I made yesterday so I can start again!
Avril xx


Joan said...

Well you certainly managed the vintage look Avril, lots of lovely layered stamping and gorgeous colour


Pia S said...

Your own made background looks gorgeous and definitely has the vintage look. I like how the blue looks with the pink of the flower. Very beautiful.

sirkkis said...

Lovely colours and design. Beautifully made background.
Have a great new week, Avril,
hugs xx

sally said...

Got to love those peony roses! This looks wonderful in the colours that you've chosen.


chrissie said...

Very beautiful..I love the background

Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, love those stamps, hugs, Valerie

Little Artbee said...

Hello Avril, what a nice card again. I like the lovely blue background with the nice white pattern and the blue butterfly on it. It is a card I would like to get.
Dear Greetings
Sabine xox

Fliss said...

What a beautiful card Avril. One of my favourite set of Tim stamps and I love the soft pink colour of the flower against your lovely blue background.
Thanks for your kind cmment and sorry to take so long to visit.
Fliss xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful vintage look with the super background and lovely rose.
Yvonne xx

butterfly said...

So pretty - your vintage rose looks just lovely against the damask background.
Alison xx

Janette said...

Morning Avril, Sounds like you had a good week-end, love to catch up with buddies too.....
Your card is so pretty, love it...
Enjoy the day..xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Avril! Love the soft pink flower against the blue background and the damask is such a lovely design! hugs :)

Sandy said...

You chose perfect colors and the background to me has a very lacy feel.
You certainly made this moment beautiful to live in!
Sandy xx

Mervi said...

Lovely and sweet card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Terry said...

Avril, the damask background looks stunning with watercolored flower! So pretty! Hugs!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous flower garden Avril! Love the beautiful background and pretty butterfly fluttering about!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love the background you have made for your beautiful rose and butterfly! Chrisx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love how you heat emboss so beautifully !!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

brenda said...

I'm still on holiday catch up Avril hence the late visit, but wanted to pop in and thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card. great stamping and l love your sentiment on vellum too.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Summer Flowers' challenge and good luck x Susan x