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Monday, 18 March 2013

Isn't She Lovely!

Hi Folks,

Isn't she gorgeous, I bought this IndigoBlu stamp (and a couple of others) at GNP on Saturday and have been itching to have some  time to play, managed a couple of hours this afternoon and she had to have priority! I used Victorian Velvet and repeatedly stamped the Stampendous Garden Background onto pink card, my 'Elizabeth Bennet' was stamped onto Vellum and her face was tinted with Promarkers. I layered her onto a piece of torn pink card before placing over some dyed Muslin, unfortunately you need to look closely to see this layer, it just didn't photograph too well!  The little tag, which I'd forgotten I had - its good to re-organise sometimes, was stamped with Vic. Velvet. A small bouquet of roses make this card perfect for the challenge at In the Pink which is Floral/Mothers Day.  I also stamped an extra butterfly onto vellum coloured this and added using Glossy Accents - this, together with the Pearls makes the card suitable for the Heck of a Challenge - Spring/Pearls & Butterfly.
I am also entering this in:
  Joanna Sheen - Mums the Word
  Emmas Cards UK - Vintage
  The Crafting Cafe - Favourite Colour
  Vintage Stamping Challenges - Spring is in the Air

Had a great time at Harrogate on Saturday, met up for a natter with some Blogging friends and also said 'hello' to a few new ones, Oh, and while I was there,  bought some new goodies, but I was good and even came home with money!

Thats it for now,
Avril xx


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous...love the image and fab colours.xxx

Fliss said...

This is absolutely stunning Avril. So pretty with the soft colours and lovely embellishing.
I've got my eye on that image too!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Amanda said...

This is lovely, I have recently bought this stamp but haven't used it yet. You did we'll to come home with money lol.
Amanda x

Pia S said...

This is such a gorgeous card! What a brilliant idea to stamp her on vellum, I like the translucent feel of it.

Joan said...

Gorgeous! Nearly bought that stamp, now I wish I had, was nice to see you and the others on Saturday.


butterfly said...

She really is! And so's your card - beautiful, subtle background stamping, and the Victorian Velvet looks just beautiful. Gorgeous subtle bling in her garland headdress - just wonderful!
Alison x

Julia S-W said...

Avril it's a beautiful creation. I totally love the background you've created and the image is stunning. I love victorial velvet and I haven't used it for ages - you've reminded me it's there. Glad you had a great time.

Lisa Jane said...

ooh very nice ... love the new image and the use of the vellum
So lovey to see you and Diane again, just wish we had longer
Lisa x

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Avril,
Gorgeous card, I love the one below as well, vintage witha very special Mrs B touch, well done;-) Gay x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the image, gorgeous shades of pink and wonderful detailing

Thank you so much for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
Sue xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Avril, she's stunning! Thanks or playing at The Crafteing Cafe this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Buttons said...

Adore the background, love that you have stamped Elizabeth onto vellum. Superb job Avril. Hugs, Jenny x

Christine L said...

Hi Avril

Oooooh this is sooooo stunning... and she certainly looks like she's stepped straight from the pages of wonderful novel. Love how you've layered her too with the muslin and vellum... and the tag and flowers make for the perfect card. Oooh and of course, the tinting... which gives it the effect of a Victorian photograph..

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink... look forward to seeing you here again soon with another beautiful pink creation!

Big Hugs
Christine x
Was lovely to see you again on Saturday... and nice to have a hug IRL!!

Terry said...

Yes, she is lovely! What a beautiful image and card and design! So feminine in the pinks! Hugs!

Brenda Brown said...

This is just divine Avril, such a pretty card.

Sandy said...

Yes! She is absolutely gorgeous - the paper divine with such pretty flowers too!

Patricia said...

Hi, popped over from In The Pink
WOW! I love what you have done with that stunning image.
Saw it when I was at GYPE and loved the image. Not being a stamper I did not buy it. Seeing this I wish I had. It is amazing the wonderful inspiration you get looking at other Blogs.
Good Luck in the challenge


perfectly4med said...

Beautiful card, with lots of interest in the layering as well as how you've put it all together :)

Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge and good luck!


Mau xx said...

just wrote my message and got error! and it vanished...grrr!!
Love the card Avril, the image is gorgeous! I spent all my 2?? and then started on Den's so we didn't come home with any money left...oops!
Great to see you again xx
Hugs Mau xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Yes, she is :)
I'm back again and now I'm catching up... you've been very creative the last few days, wonderful pieces to see.
I especially love this one :)

Anonymous said...

She is stunning Avril and so is your card! You have found your niche with this style!

Glad you had a good day!

Alexa said...

Really elegant card - I love Victorian Velvet! x

brenda said...

A totally delightful creation Avril, such lovely colours.

Thank you so much for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Sonia said...

You have made a fantastic card ^_^
Thanks for joining in with us at Heck of a Challenge this month, Good Luck^_^
DT Sonia

xxxtglxxx said...

This is beautiful Avril! :) Stunning vintage image and those pearls in her hair are just perfect :)



Sonia said...

You have made a fantastic card^_^
Thanks for joining in with us at Heck of a Challenge this month, Good Luck^_^
DT Sonia

Janette said...

Hi Avril, Oh I keep telling myself to buy some Indigo stamps, what a gorgeos card, I love thios big swirl stamps they do to.....see, you set me off...lol....xxx

Claire said...

Love your colour scheme! Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Claire xx

Alex H. said...

This is so beautiful!! Love the vellum... makes it so elegant! Thanks for joining us at HOA challenge!
;-) Alex H.

Avril Ann said...

Avril, this is indeed "lovely" so vintage, love it, thank you for sharing with us at Emma's Crafty Challenge this month, good luck xxx