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

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
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 :-)


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

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

  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!

  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!


  5. Hi Pauline

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


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

    Thanks for entering at Challenge up your Life!


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

  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

  9. What a wonderful card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.x

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

  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!

  12. Eine wunderschöne Karte ist das geworden, klasse.


  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

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


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Pauline x