Thursday, 1 September 2011

Vintage Irises

I've been playing with Distress Inks again...am loving the watercolour stamping effect at the moment! I started by 'antiquing' and white piece of card with 'Old Paper', then spattered some of the same in ink mixed with water over the top. The music background is a Hero Arts stamp...also stamped in 'Old Paper', but I removed the ink from the centre of the stamp before stamping, so that it would form a border around the main image. The flower stamp is 'Irises' by Penny Black, which I stamped in 'Dusty Concord' and 'Forest Moss' inks. For the embossed background, I coloured more white card with the same inks that I'd used for the flowers, and then embossed them with my Cuttlebug 'Victoria' and 'Paisley' folders. I distressed all of the edges using my distressing tool, and for the scalloped border I used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch.


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12 comments:

Cj said...

What a beautiful card, the colours work so well together.xxx

Nancy Wethington said...

Pretty card. Love the watercolor effect on the image. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Sandra said...

This is amazing love the colouring too!:) Sandra H

downrightcrafty said...

wow love this such an elegant and classy creation with such soft colours
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have more new candy if you are interested :)

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card Helen...

big hugs Vicky xx

Samantha said...

Beautiful Helen, I love this card, hugs me x

Rosanne said...

So soft and lovely! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

debby4000 said...

Oh Helen this is so beautiful.
luv
debby

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) I love the way you made this, very arty and beautiful !!

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp-tember Hop and Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Pat said...

Lovely card, great image and I love all the lilac. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Sharon said...

It's a beautiful card, I love the colours you've used.

Guro said...

What a balanced and pretty card you have made for us this week!!!
Love the soft pretty colors you have used, very pretty.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Hugs Guro
MMSC DT