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Saturday, 2 January 2016

Memories of 1889

Happy New Year, I do hope you've had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed all the festivities, and now it's time to get back to normal.
I've not had much crafting or blogging time over the holidays till this afternoon, and  I've finally finished this card which had been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks.  I've used a combination of Artistic Outpost Paperboy and Paris Exposition stamps with some careful masking of the 'gents' who should have been on the main image.  All colouring was done with distress inks, and my little flowers were made with the Tiny tattered florals.
I am linking this into Artistic Outposts Show us Your Art
Well that's all from me, but I'll be catching up with you over the next day or so.
Avril xx


19 comments:

Mrs A. said...

The colours look just right for the era. I like the mix of stamps you have used too. Hugs Mrs A.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic card, love the colours, and those flowers are so pretty. Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

A wonderful card Avril with beautiful colour choices.

Happy 2016

Love Chrissie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Avril, love it all and sure love that image and colour combo....xx
 {aNNie}

Amanda said...

Great card Avril, lovely colour choices. Have a great 2016
Love
Amanda x

Little Artbee said...

Amazing card dear Avril. I love the soft colors and the 3 dimensional touch you gave to it. You have a really good hand for composing such nice vintage cards. WOW!
Have a healthy,lucky and creative New Year!
Sabine xox

Janette said...

Oh I love this Avril, love the vintage stuff, always a treat....
Hope you had a nice time, happy new year..xx

sally said...

What a delightful blend you have here Avril.

Happy new year to you, hope you have managed to sort out what day of the week it is because I know there's quite a few of us having a hard time getting back to grips with normality lol!

Sally

Sandy said...

Are you wanting to travel - do you have your eye on Paris? Your card is wonderful and puts me right in the mood to read about life in the 1800's. I really don't want to go to Paris mainly because I no longer have the desire to visit big cities. Oh dear, I am afraid I am rambling.
Sandy xx

Linda said...

Happy New Year Avril. I hope 2016 brings you everything you wish for .... and more!
Love your beautiful vintage design ..... makes me think of travel, hmmm .... time to book a holiday perhaps!! xx

Margik said...

Beautiful card Avril. Love the colours and the lovely design.
Mar xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowww, your card is fantastic... beautiful design.
I wish you a Happy New Year.
Greets Carola

Meggymay said...

Happy new Year Avril, this is a fantastic card, love the details and main image.
Yvonne xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is so special!
I love the use of pastel, delicate shades yet there is no mistaking the vintage style quality to your creation. A gorgeous scene.
Wishing You A Happy New Year! Here's to it being kind to you.
Lynne x

sirkkis said...

Excellant compositio, what a lovely card,
Avril.
Wishing you all the best for year 2016.
Hugs ♥

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Avril this is beautiful! How great to use both sets of stamps @Hugs, Chrisx

butterfly said...

Brilliant use of the stamp and such lovely colours - those layered balloons look fantastic. So glad the paper girls have been allowed out to have some fun.
Alison xx

Pia S said...

Beautiful soft colors and your own made flowers look perfect. Sweet vintage design.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, Fantastic bow, roses and colours! Happy New Year, Shirleyx