Friday, 5 March 2010

Penny Black Week 90 & Allsorts Challenge #41

Good morning girls. I haope that you are all well out there in blogland. A very warm welcome to my wee space on the Web. I hope you enjoy your visit here. Please feel free to browse as much as you want, I love sharing my little craetions with you and I hope they may even encourage you in your own crafting. The weather is definately making an attempt at improvement - we even got up to 6 degrees C today and the remnants of the snow in the garden is beginning to succumb.
I made this card for two challenges. The sketch was found in Penny Black's challenge blog and Allsorts challenge required a Mother's Day card. The stamp I used was Penny Black's "Allegro". I used Tombo Water Colour pens to colour the image. I "painted" the stamp with different shades of pink and green then spritzed it with water and quickly stamped it onto watercolour paper. The truth is I needed a few goes at this until I got what I wanted. The edges are deckled with scissors and I liberally applied stickles and sprayed some glamour dust although it doesn't show terribly well in the photograph. The papers are My Mind's Eye's Hip & Luxurious Basics "Lush Blue Diamonds" and Graphic 45's Baby & Bride Collection "Love is Blue".
The embellies are from my stash and the flowers are handmade.
If you like this card why not leave a comment letting me know what appeals to you. I appreciate it takes time but I really appreciate anything you have to say.
Enjoy your day and take care and thanks for calling in on me.


  1. what a beautiful image - i just love flowers of any kind. Great technique - will have to try it.
    Yet again i am amazed by your handmade flowers they are truly exquisite. But i am trying lol.
    The colours you have use dare so pretty.
    Hope you are nearly ready for the weekend
    Lisa ;)

  2. Oh I love this Fiona! I haven't done this technique in a while but you sure have turned out a beauty! The pink flowers in the image are so vibrant which beautifully complements the pale blue papers! Your flowers add such a gorgeous finishing touch to the card! Hope you enjoy a wonderful Friday!
    Hugs, Danielle

  3. Hi Fiona!
    This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the shaped edges!

  4. Hi Fiona,
    What a beautie,I love it...Love the colours and the layout and as always your the queen of flowers they are just soo gorgeous...You have reminded me I have that stamp somewhere must search for it...Hope your well...
    Mandy xx

  5. Stunning Fiona! Susch beautiful flowers, both stamped and created. What a lovely technique! xxD

  6. Oh my how beautiful is this,
    this would look absolutely fabulous as a wall hanging or framed,
    its gorgeous
    have a great weekend

  7. Beautiful creation Fiona, what a gorgeous image. My fav thing as usual, are your beautiful hand made flowers, they are so effective. Love the blog header pic, what a lovely place to live!

  8. This is so yummy hun! Really loving it!
    Teri x

  9. What mother wouldn't adore your beautiful floral card. janex

  10. great image!! Love the deccle edges and the gorgeous gorgeous florals! Hugs Juls

  11. It's so stunning, you do this kind of card really well, great colours and you've done the image beautifully.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. So pretty Fiona! I love the deckled edges!

  13. What a fabulous image - very dainity. Teamed up with your lovely flowers - perfect card

  14. Beautiful,I love this technique and the deckled edge is perfect!!! Love everything about it!!
    BTW you do not look your age,wouldn't it be nice to be 16 again.Thanks for the lovely comment.
    Hugs xx

  15. your image turned out beautifully! I've never used the Tomboy's before, but have tried that method and its tricky! this one is perfect! love the Tall card, and your wonderful flowers! (which are a lot of time!!! always are the perfect touch!) you are soooooo gifted!


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Fiona x