Monday, 24 August 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 146- No Patterned Papers

    Hello, today sees the start of the new fortnightly challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more and the theme this time around is 'No Patterned Papers'.

    For my card I decided to use this stamp set by Laurence Llewelyn Bowen called 'Retro Rose'. I have had this set for quite a few years now, but have only ever used the little swirl stamp, but I thought it would be perfect to use for this challenge. 
    I started by stamping the main image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink into the bottom lefthand corner. I then applied a Sticky- Note mask over the image and masked a frame around the outside. I then stamped the border with Versamark ink and applied 'Queens Gold' embossing powder from Ranger. The Hibiscus were also embossed with 'Queens Gold'and cut out.
    I coloured the Hibiscus and the image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, Gamsol and Blending stumps. I added used the swirly stamp, Versamark ink and some pale gold decorating chalk to add some interest to the background. I then stamped the Hobby Art sentiment with Black Archival ink. I finished by adding some gold micro beads to the centres of the flowers.
    I hope you like my interpretation of this fortnights theme and please stop by my fellow design team mates blogs and check out their gorgeous projects.


  1. Gorgeous card Sally love the design.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Wow this is stunning what a fabulous stamp it looks amazing with that gold border and beautiful flowers its just perfect love and hugs Carole x

  3. Another truly stunning card Sally.
    Sorry I haven't been by lately, I don't know where time goes to.
    I popped along to the Hobby Art workshop yesterday (all very unexpectedly) and saw some of your amazing work in the flesh.
    Hugs Kimx