Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Delicate Roses

I dug out an old Docrafts stamp that came in a goody bag many moons ago for this card, colouring direct to the stamp with Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Distress Markers, then brushing over the stamped image with a water brush to spread the ink and colour it in.  This stamp has large areas of shading, especially on the leaves, which can make it look a bit dull when stamped in a dark colour, but it makes it perfect for this technique.  I added some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to the corners of the topper and spritzed with water for a mottled look, and then went round the edges with Peeled Paint.
The papers, sentiment and shaped blank are all from Craftwork Cards, I added some doodling round the edge of the card with the fine nib of the Worn Lipstick marker and inked the edges with more Peeled Paint ink.  The pretty, leafy borders were made with an EK Success punch.
I made the flower with my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, from my own handmade felt, which has a lovely shimmer as it's got silk tops added to the merino wool.  This can make it hard to die cut, but the Bigz dies cut through it like butter.  The leaves were made with Marianne dies from kraft core Core'dinations.  A few green pearls finish my card.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Vintage Stamping - #21 - Summer Blooms 
Card Mania - #48 - Flowers
Fairytale Stampers - #39 - Flowers
Sentimental Sundays - #210 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Petals and Pearls
Crafty Catz - #234 - Inspired by a Song - Where the Wild Roses Grow, by Nick Cave
Creative Corner - That Old Stamp
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - #155 - Something Soft - Handmade Felt
Top Tip Tuesday - Shaped Cards

18 comments:

  1. This is so very pretty. Love your technique giving a subtle look. Elaine

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  2. So beautiful and elegant. Wonderful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Sentimental Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs    
    Berni,DT
    sentimentalsundays.

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  3. Very pretty and delicate, Wendy, gorgeous card hun xxx

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  4. This is a gorgeous card Wendy, fabulous technique and brilliant design.
    Pauline
    x

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  5. Gorgeous use of inks on the image. A realy lovely card.

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  6. A very beautiful and delicate design. Love it Thanks for joining in the fun at Creative Corner this week.

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  7. Stunning colours Wendy with great stamping and inking.

    Thanks so much for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

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  8. a lovely stamp coloured this way, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz challenge
    Tilly

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  9. Fabulous B'day card, love the romantic style on it! Thank you for joining our 'song inspired' challenge at Crafty Catz and please come back tomorrow for a brand new theme.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  10. oh, so beautiful

    danke für die TN. bei den fairytales stampers.

    glg meggi

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  11. Handmade felt flowers...just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "Something Soft" challenge!

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  12. Wowser what a beauty! Gorgeous stamping and your felt flowers look amazing. Thanks for joining us at Flonxcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges
    Claire xx

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  13. What a beautiful and elegant card! Love how your stamped image looks and that flower is amazing! Thanks for joining in the Something Soft challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

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  14. Love the mottled look and the gorgeous blooms on this card. Very pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. x

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  15. Gorgeous card and a lovely technique too! and a pretty flower from your HM felt too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  16. This is really sweet. Love all the pink and the details with the distress making it look vintagy.Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

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  17. This is really sweet. Love all the pink and the details with the distress making it look vintagy.Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

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