Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bright, but Vintage!

When I first saw this sketch and the colours for this week's Sunny challenge my first thought was no! The colours wouldn't work and the sketch was too square, but the design team had done great things with it so maybe I could too. So I thought about it for a couple of days before getting down to work. With this stamp set I usually 2 step the flowers and then cut them out, but I really wanted to watercolour on this card so that the colours weren't too bright. So I stamped straight on to the card using only the outline stamp with soft suede ink that had been stamped off once.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Field Flowers and Short & Sweet
Card: Very vanilla, melon mambo, tempting turquoise and soft suede
Ink: Soft suede, melon mambo and tempting turquoise markers
Accessories: Large oval punch, scallop oval punch and `chantilly ribbon


  1. Carole, this is stunning, so old world -ish and delicate. The lace and the sponging really set it off. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week on Sunny Challenges and Creations.

  2. Wow Carole, you have done a beautiful job with your card including great use of the sketch AND the colours. Thanks for joining us this week at Sunny Challenges & Creations

  3. Carole, this is simply gorgeous. I love the spectacular look from colouring this image - would never have thought! Thanks so much for joining with us at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

  4. This is beautiful Carole. Would never have thought to watercolour the flowers.

  5. Beautiful card Carole! I love the softness of the flowers. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Great card Carole, I love the way you have soften the bright colours.