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Friday, 12 October 2012

Wistful Lady

Hi Folks,
I've just had a lovely messy afternoon playing with my new goodies from GNP and just thought I'd share a card using a couple of the new stamps .  The image and words are from Inkylicious.  I have stamped up a few images and played with various combinations of DIs .but for or this one I have kept her quite feminine, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose Victorian Velvet, Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass.  I also tinted her eyes with TG, and then her lips with Worn Lipstick.  A combination of the same inks were used on the words.  The lacy frame is SB Romantic Rectangles.
The flowers and swirl are made with metal foil tape and AIs. The black background is embossed with CB Textile folder, and as the card is 8"x8" I did have to join up.

It's nice just to play with no challenges in mind - but I am going to enter it in:
  Its all about the Vintage - Embossing - (background)
  Papercrafting Journey - Add some Bling (Flowers)
  Vintage Stamping Challenges - Anything Goes
  Simon Says Stamp - Diecuts & Punches (Diecut frame, swirl & flowers)

Before I go, I would just like to say 'hello' to my new followers, and I hope you will visit again.

Thanks for looking,

Avril xx


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the stamps you have used and great layout.xxx

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous card Avril. Beautiful image which contrasts so well with the background and those flowers are stunning.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh - thought i recognised those stamps.. did you know the shop is 10 minutes away from me.. you should pop down some time
Gorgeous card - love the colours
Lisa x

Claire said...

This is gorgeous Avril, love the image. Hope you had a fab time at GNP - I certainly did! Hugs, Claire x

sari said...

This is so beautiful and elegant! Love the image and sweet details! Thanks for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Linda said...

This is so delicate and pretty Avril, I love it! Fab mix of colours, and the metal flowers are gorgeous.
I've just bought the words stamp - not used it yet. The lady is one of the next ones on my 'must have' list.
Have a lovely weekend, and thanks for all your fab comments this week. It's so nice to have you with me. xx

Julia S-W said...

She looks gorgeous in your wonderfully pale, feminine colours Avril! I fell in love with the stamp and my calendar was her first outing. I'm sure we'll both be using her again! Love the other stamp you got too.
So, the metal tape flower bug has hit you too??!! I have to force myself not to make them all the time otherwise they'd probably appear on nearly everything I make! You've made them look rich and gorgeous here.
Looks like you had some fun inky playtime.
Have a great weekend and I'll try not to miss visiting you again - been one of those weeks or fortnights really!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful soft colouring. Its a super card. I had this stamp as well, its yet to see any ink.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

So soft and delicate and those flowers are real stunners! Love this!

Joan said...

lovely card Avril and your metal flowers are fab, I got the word stamp too, thought it could be one of those very useful stamps, I'm just playing about tonight with some of my new stash too !


Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Avril ...your card is a dream! Perfection! Thank you for sharing with us at It's All About the Vintage embossing challenge. Wishes, Suzanne DT

brenda said...

She does have a very wistful face doesn't she Avril and I really like the soft muted colours you have used.

Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge at Vintage Stamping.

B x

Janette said...

Hi Avril, nothing nicer than playing with new stash, gorgeous stamp and a gorgeous card.xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a nice stamps...and it look great the way you attached them on the card. The flowers are amazing...so nice

greetings, Alie :-)

Vicky said...

A beautiful card, great image and lovely colours!! Thanks for adding some bling for Paper Crafting Journey's challenge

hugs Vicky xxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning Avril! Fabulous stamp and I love those flowers!

Christine L said...

Stunning, ethereal image Avril... love this fabulous card!

Christine x

butterfly said...

So pretty... I love how you've "fanned" the elements out - she's such a beautiful stamp - like the SA lady but WITH text too!! Gorgeous, elegant, feminine card!
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Avril, you've created a wonderful card with great vintage feeling. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenge, hope you’ll be back again.

debby4000 said...

beautiful, vintage card Avril.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Avril, I've just been browsing through your blog - what a treat! Your artwork is just gorgeous, love your designs and they way you bring them all together. Nicola x

Johanna said...

Lovely card! I like this layout and the colours you have chosen for the stamped image :o)
Thanks for joining us at the It's All About The Vintage And Beauty Challenge!

Wendy said...

Thank you for entering our Bling it up challenge over at
The Paper Crafting Journey !

I have some BLOG CANDY
on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.


Shirl said...

Such a combination of soft, delicate, elegant and very very pretty Avril, adore it.

Thank you for entering our very first challenge at VSC.

Hugs Shirley x x