Saturday, 19 January 2013

Flower Power at Allsorts

Hi there! I hope you are having a good weekend. I am here alternating between crafting and school work after driving up to my Dad's this morning to take his shopping and make sure he is behaving himself!
I made a card using some bits and pieces that were lying around. I coloured the stamp (Inkylicious) with my distress markers onto a shape cut with my Spellbinders Decorative labels one, and with the die still in place I ink dusted the background in green and blue. I used tea dye DI to dust the edge to bring out that detail a bit more then mounted on the next size up of labels 1 with some silicone glue. I cut the two embossed panels (Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder) so they were the same size and mounted onto some gold card, adding a little more tea dye with my ink dusters. I added an organza ribbon at the bottom and stamped the base card with an inkylicious swirl and some antique linen DI. I'd just finished it when I spotted that the challenge at Allsorts this week is Flower Power. I did get round to making a card for Allsorts last week, but I never got it photographed, never mind posted, so it will have to wait until another day.
I will leave you with a few photos of my journey today. The snow laden trees were rather lovely!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you  are managing to stay warm!


Craftnut said...

Great Card Sally, you get a very nice effect with the distress markers, thanks for playing along with my challenge at allsorts Tracy xx

Fliss said...

A very pretty card Sally and love that beautiful image which is lovely against the inky embossed background.
I'm waiting for my ink dusters and having seen this hope they hurry up!
Lovely snowy pics too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lisa Jane said...

our car is beutiful. i love the coloured images
Lisa x

Doreen said...

This is just the image and fab

MagsB said...

What a beauty! Lovely colouring on the fab image!

love Mags B x

Paula (PEP) said...

Lovely & striking with the colours of the flowers against the subtle background. The ribbon looks beautiful with the sheer effect against the gold & tea dye. Very different.
Paula (PEP)

Gemma said...

Oh this is gorgeous and the detail is stunning...
hugs and xxx

brenda said...

Do I see a hidden challenge in this post Sal ?

Whilst the pretty flowers on your card give a hint of spring the whole creation has wonderfully vintage feel to it.

The countryside has been beautiful this week although I never got to take the volume of photos I planned.

B x

brenda said...

Oooops, thanks sharing with us Allsorts.

B x

Dora said...

beautiful card!! and how you did the flowerstamp looks so nice!!!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card and lovely pics, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxxx

lisa said...

Your card reminds me wistfully of Spring, Sally. Those flowers are beautiful.
You look as though you have a bit more snow than us there.
Stay safe and warm
hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sally; I love the embossed background and the soft colouring that the distress markers give. Fabulous photos too!!

Love your new blog look!

MaggieC said...

What a beautiful delicate looking card, Sally. I also love that photo of the big tree, it looks almost black and white and so effective. Take care in the snow. xx Maggie

Lynne K said...

Beautiful card and such a pretty design! I thought it was a gatefold at first. Love the colours.

Looks like you've got a lot more snow than we've had, but you're welcome to it! x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Sally, I love your card, so beautiful flowers.