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Sunday, 2 December 2012

To Die For!

Hi Folks,

To Die For!  Yes, that's the new Challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, and we would love to see either Diecuts or Punches on your creations, and don't forget our lovely sponsor, Marina of Cottage Crafts is offering the lucky winner a €7 Gift voucher to spend in her online shop.

For my card, I have used this lovely image from Rubber Stampeed which is a recent EBay purchase. I have coveted this stamp for a long time, not knowing the name until my DT sister Yvonne used it a few weeks ago and gave me the info( thanks Yvonne)  - and after a quick search on EB - there it was just waiting for me! 

The image was stamped and given just a light shading with Tattered Rose DI and used the ink and a waterbrush to paint her lips. The sentiment is Tim Holtz.  My Diecut frame was distressed with the same ink.
The papers are Prima Botanical (free with a recent mag). Flowers TH Tattered floral die, and distressed with Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet, and a Marianne Swirl.

I hope you will join us and if you need any inspirations, please pop over here and see the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT.

This is a scheduled post, and hopefully I am enjoying some much needed sunshine, something lacking in the UK lately.  I hope you are all safe and the weather isn't too unkind to you.

Thanks for looking.



Doreen said...

Beautiful card Avril,gorgeous image and colours.xxx

sally said...

Ooh! Elegant Lady, nice to see some non Christmas at times :-)


Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous colours here Avril. A very serene card. Hope you are getting lots of sun you lucky duck! Nicola x

brenda said...

Absolutely love it Avril and the perfect colour choice to complement the image........ which I'm sure I've got somewhere gathering dust.

Sorry I've not been by sooner but been a bit under the weather.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

B x

Tracie Dean said...

This turned out so beautiful!! I love the soft color pallet.

Happy Crafting

Terry said...

Such beautiful use of dies! Love the soft colors and layers! The image looks amazing with the TR shading! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great vintage card!

greetings, Alie

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Avril! She is a beauty indeed and a great go to stamp. Glad you found her. I love how you added just a hint of color to her. So soft. A beautifully composed card. Enjoy your time away. Best wishes, Yvonne

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous card Avril! Lovely subtle tones and beautifully framed image - gorgeous make! xx

Katie K said...

Avril, this is such a gorgeous card. The stamp is indeed beautiful and really attracts my attention. The color theme complements the image so well, very dreamy and romantic.
Have a great week.

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril, such a serene and beautiful card, with soft vintage tones, loving that stamp. Hope your having a lovely holiday. xx

sandee said...

Very pretty, love the soft colors. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Claire said...

A really beautiful and delicate card Avril, that lady is so wistful and the flowers are fab. Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful romantic card. Hope you are enjoying your holiday.

butterfly said...

Love your delicate pinks, and the ethereal image is wonderful with that gauzy ribbon - lovely!
Hope the holiday is wonderful!
Alison x

Netty said...

Loving the delicate tones in your card and the fab image, Terrific card. Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card in wonderful soft colors.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...I am loving the soft vintage colours. Such a gorgeous stamp and the Tattered Rose is perfect. These words are just as beautiful as the image.
Dot x

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is so soft and beautiful!! I love the flowers!! HUGS :)

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous too!
xxx Ellie xxx

Fliss said...

Really stunning creation Avril and just love what you did with one of my favourite images. Gorgeous embellishing too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Shirl said...

How sweet and delicate is this Avril, everything so floaty and pretty.

Hugs Shirley x x