Thursday, 30 September 2010

Hearts and flowers

Although I am a huge fan of their cute hedgies, teddies and meeces, I also really love Penny Black brushstroke flowers. I hadn't used one for quite a while so decided to ink up the beautiful and very versatile "blush" stamp ... or rather watercolour up, as I used various shades of Marvey brushstroke marker (how long is it since I got them out of their packet??) to produce a soft impressionist effect.

I followed the sketch for this fortnight's BasicGrey Challenge #29 - I did employ rather a lot of "artistic licence" with the shapes for the different elements of the sketch as I was stuck on using the heart doily which has been sitting in my stash since I received it as a birthday RAK from Paula :-). So I hope it's ok for the challenge!! Still, it also gave me opportunity to break out my heart shaped nesties which have been sitting naughtily unused in my stash for quite a while!

I would also like to enter this card for the following:

A Pocket Full of Posies #7 - Lavender & Old Lace
Challenge Up Your Life #28 - Lace & pearls
CRAFT #70 - Fancy Floral
Creative Card Crew - Bloomin' Marvellous

Recipe:
Main image: Penny Black "Blush" (2666K) stamped twice and coloured with Marvey brushstroke markers;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Happy Birthday" (2912D);
Papers: BasicGrey "Wisteria";
Supplies: Papermania lilac flowers; large pearl brads, pearls, lilac ribbon and lace from my stash; heart doily was an RAK from
Paula;
Tools: classic hearts nestabilities; Marianne D Creatables "leaf swirl" die.

Just time before I go for a quick sneaky peek of this week's card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - don't forget to join us then :-)


14 comments:

  1. Such a pretty and delicate card. It's beautiful. Thanks for joining in at CRAFT challenge this week. Good luck. Sharon

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  2. Gorgeous card! I love the lace & wonderful layers! Thanks for joining us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.

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  3. Oh this is just gorgeous Pauline! Love the image in the heart shape, beautiful colours and love the swirl too! Oh and the lace! Love everything!
    Kelly.x

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  4. Hi Pauline
    This is lovely & soft and delicate. Blush is such a versatile stamp isn't it.
    Looking forward to seeing your cute hedgie tomorrow!

    Cheers
    Cynthia

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  5. Hi Pauline

    this is absolutely gorgeous hun, a gorgeous touch of vintage and a beautiful layout love it

    Joey.x

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  6. Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love all the details! It's fantastic!

    Thanks for entering at Challenge up your Life!

    Hugs,
    Manuela

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  7. super card, so pretty, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge. x carol

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  8. Hello Pauline, thought I'd take a peek as you are so kind to give me comments. What a beautifully romantic card - I can see why you wanted to use the doily, it's gorgeous xxsue

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  9. What a wonderful card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  10. Oh this is so beautiful! What a beautiful colour. The iamge and lace are fab
    love tasha xx

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  11. What a pretty card with such delicate colours and lovely flowers!
    Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Card Crew this week!
    Chrissie

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  12. Eine wunderschöne Karte ist das geworden, klasse.

    Gruß
    Ulla

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  13. It's nice to do something different from cute isn't it and this is gorgeous. I love the soft colours, pretty lace and the hearts. Thanks for playing along at PFOP. Marianne x

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  14. Very beautiful!!
    You totally nailed this look.
    Kaz xx

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x