Sunday, 11 April 2010

Allsorts Challenge - Petals and Pearls

Here is my entry for this week's Allsorts challenge where the theme, chosen by Brenda, is Petals and Pearls. I used Penny Black 'Candid' for the main image, coloured with promarkers then coloured over with a versamarker and then embossed with clear EP. The background was made with a Hero Arts script stamp and a Crafty Individuals flourish, using Distress inks in antique linen and tea dye.
I've done quite a bit of embossing over the past couple of weeks, and my embossing gun (about 13 years old) decided to pack up in a rather dramatic way, pothering clouds of  acrid smoke and coming on when the switch was definitely off! Luckily I didn't set fire to the house! I rushed off to Once Upon a Stamp for a new one at the first opportunity. Thanks  for looking!


Lesley said...

Beautiful card Sally, I love the flower stamp and I use that CI flourish loads! I had a fire with my heat gun last year, the switch was accidentally knocked on and I just caught it before the curtains went up in flames, papers nearby were on fire, it was very scary! xx


A very elegant card Sally -I love the Crafty Individuals swirl stamp! The flowers are beautifully coloured and embossed, and the gentle colours are perfect.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Cath Wilson said...

That's pretty, Sally - lovely colours. I do like PB flowers.

lisa said...

Hi Sally

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love that stamp and the flourish is beautiful. Your bird tag is lovely too. I've been meaning to get one done for Tuesday Taggers all week and you've inspired me to get a move on now!!
Did you have tea and cakes at the cafe on your walk too, if not you must go back and have one, very delicious.
Have a good week.


Spyder said...

Really lovely card Susan! Love the image and the colours you've chosen!!And your pearls!!

Zoechaos said...

Heat gun incident sounds scary so happy the only damage was the need for a new one. Beautiful card lovely colouring the way you used the swirl inspiring.

pinky said...

Love this card Sally, love the background and swirls, really sets off the beautiful image. Crikey my heat gun is about 15 years old, fingers crossed it doesn't follow suit!

Paula said...

so soft and elegant, adore it!

Tracy said...

This is so beautiful, I love the stamping and the colours are subtle and sweet.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chris said...

ooooh Sally you have been busy with your fabulous cards and tags missus!!
I haven't had much bloghopping time this week and I've missed such a lot...ooooer
I recognise that gorgeous flourish on today's card and you used it so beautifully with the lovely flowers.
Gorgeous hun
Have a fab day
Chris xx

brenda said...

Hi Sally

Just stunning, the colouring, the stamping and everything.

Why didn't I buy that stamp ? I picked it up so many times and could not make up my mind, now I have !

Thank you for joining in my Petals and Pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Debs said...

Oh Sally this is truly beautiful. I love the soft colour tones and I think I 'need' that script stamp and that flourish stamp too lol!!!
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Jules said...

Hi Sally

This is so gorgeous - I love it.

Such beautiful colours and I love all your swirls and how they extend off your main image onto the backing card.

Love Jules xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

beautiful card the colours.Think everyone wants that stamp now !!lol
debbie xxx