Monday, 22 November 2010


 Here is another topper from my sheet of watercolour paper started yesterday. I was looking through some of the pots of embossing powder and found one called pineapple that looked like a pale gold. I tried embossing the pine branch image (Elusive images) but it just disappeared into the background. I wish embossing powders all stated whether they are opaque or not, lol! Anyway, before deciding it was a disaster I gave it a quick rub over with my cut and dry that I'd used for the edges with a bit of walnut stain. I'm pretty pleased with the result!
I added some ribbon, lace and a charm so I could enter it into this week's Allsorts challenge, where the theme is a recipe(all of the above!) and mounted the lot onto a card distressed and stamped with Antique linen and Tea dye distress inks. The charm was originally silver until I coloured it with a pumpkin promarker to make it match!
This week's Allsorts is sponsored by Sir Stampalot and there are a couple of stamps as prizes. Thanks for looking!


chris said...

Hi Sally it looks amazing love it, your muffins look yummy too, and I am lucky enough to know that the rhubarb ones certainly are yummy. hugs chris xx

Sue said...

Lovely card Sally, and your watercolour topper is beautiful. I've not seen this Elusive Images stamp before - can't think how it got away :o) x

pinky said...

Good save, you certainly know how to use your stamps Sally!! This is just gorgeous.

Lynne K said...

Serendipity indeed! It's fabulous! I love the colours. xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oooo Sally this is gorgeous all that wonderful embossing it looks so effective I love it.
Lorraine x

Carola Bartz said...

See how beautifully it turned out! I haven't embossed for a very long time, but after seeing this I feel tempted to do it again!

brenda said...

Hi Sally

It's gorgeous.

Funny how sometimes you can achieve super results just from experimenting.

Thanks you for joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x
Last chance to win a Stampalot voucher

lisa said...

Well saved, Sally. I love the colours you've used to make you cones stand out. I'd have just put it all in the bin in disgust!!! I need more patience I think but agree about the EP. I've done the same thing so many times!!!
Your little charm is gorgeous.
Hugs Lisax

Zoechaos said...

Love the tartan perfect with the stamp and the colours such a wonderful warm scottish card, great results xx Zoe

Kirsten...x said...

Hi Sally fabulous card the image looks super...x

Thanks for joining us this week for my challenge at Allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

A gorgeous creation.

Love the finished result and thank you for always explaining how you reach your finished result.

Everything is beautifully toned in to match your lovely ribbon.

Love Jules xx

Chris said...

Sally I just love this... such gorgeous colours and so delicate an image.
The tartan ribbon is just lovely and a treat to see :D
Hope you are well hun and keeping warm :D
Chris xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card - love the technique.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Lesley said...

Hi Sally, sorry I haven't visited for a while. Beautiful card, lovely colours xx