16 August 2008

Lilac Sweet Peas


I've managed three challenges in one with this card. Friday Sketchers Challenge 15, Penny Black Saturday to use ribbons and the SCS Inspiration Challenge where the inspiration piece is patterned swimwear.

I used my Penny Black Sweet Pea Image which was inked using a paintbrush and distress inks then stamped on white card and embossed with detail clear EP. The edges were distressed, torn, then sponged with lavender and old paper. Image and sentiment (also embossed with clear ep) are matted on Eau de nil bazzil card and mounted over the background paper that I made in photoshop, printed out and distressed in the same way as the image. I added ribbons in line with the Penny Black and Friday Sketchers challenges and some sponged flowers and gems. The colours fit in with the SCS Inspiration Challenge. TFL.

Back soon,
Chris

35 comments:

Rach said...

oh my gosh Chris, you never cease to amaze me...this is gob smaking gorgeous...love the distressed look. hugs rachxx

Mephisto said...

Great Card from You!
Domi

Wendy said...

This is a really pretty card, I love it.
Wendy x

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous card!
Well done you 3 challenges wa hoo.
Love your image beautiful colours with your paper and ribbon.
kim x

Dawn said...

Whew love the distressed papers and gorgeous image. This is stunning Chris

Lyn said...

What can I say that others before haven't, this is a stunning card

kath said...

Wow chris you have rocked the challenge with this one - love the colour, the image is fab and I so love the distressed paper edges - great work - thank you for joining us at PBSC again this week
kath
xxxxx

traciejane said...

oh wow fabulous card Chris, the image is beautiful and I love the distressed look. Great work, thanks for joining us this week at PBSC :)x

Scrapmumur said...

Splendid card!!
I love your composition fantastic!!!!
Great card.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Mumur

Claudia Rosa said...

This very lovely card, Chriss!
Beautiful colours- i love lilacs or in english i think you would say purpurle ?!!!.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Claudia Rosa

Kathy said...

Very pretty card!! I love all the distressing and that sentiment is fantastic!! Nice interpretation of the sketch:) Kathy

mueppi said...

Wow........ chris
another wonderful card!
I love it!!!!!!!
Hugs Gisela

Sandra said...

Hi,"Gorgeous" card,everything about it is just perfect,love it...
Sandra x

Lorraine Robertson said...

Oh I do love this card, it's so sweet and reminds me of lovely long summer evenings in the garden amongst the flowers... love the distressed look.

Lorraine xxx

Taniaj said...

this is stunning, love it all Tx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Very beautiful card...love the flower image. Thanks for joining us at friday sketchers.

Moni said...

wonderful... so pretty

Penny said...

Very beautiful shabby chic , gentle card, adorable!

Pauline C said...

Wow this is stunning ... even amongst the fab challnge cards this is the best I've seen! So much work in it and it all hangs otgether perfectly. May I ask what is the source of the sentiment? Is it a stamp?
Pauline x

Michele said...

Another lovely card, the colour is very pretty.

Michele x

Moni said...

a wonderful card

Bev said...

Oh my goodness Chris, this is just amazing!! In fact it's breathtaking!!

Angie C said...

Wow, this is sooo pretty.

Jilli said...

Wow! this is gorgeous, love everything about it!

SCRAP DIDI said...

beautiful card!!
I love

cats whiskers said...

Brilliant again Chris I love the distress look and the colours are great. Beautiful image
Hugs Jacqui x

All Pink girl said...

Oh wow ,what fabulous card ,love the image and the destressed edge detail ,looks so beautiful.Dawnx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Honey, thanks for your lovely comments. Glamour dust is a very fine glitter it just gives a dusting of glitter rather than overhelming the image I love it, I also like it cos I can use a quickie glue pen with so no drying time. I have had it ages in both crystal and gold but not sure where I got it from, if you just type in Glamour dust on your search engine it should get you there. Hope this helps. Have a good evening
Hugs Jacqui x

Annchen said...

Adorable!

Han said...

Wow this is amazing xx

Sue said...

Hi Chris,absolutely gorgeous card...i loves it:)

sue
xx

Basteljette said...

Fantastic card and great colours!

Mandy said...

Fantastic stamps and beautiful card

xx mandy

Kim said...

Wow this is amazinf. Love the background paper effect you have made. Kimx

LOUISE said...

Awesome card Chris, love it! Louise x