Wednesday, 22 June 2011

French Foliage meets Growing Green

Yesterday, when I said I'd be combining French Foliage with Growing Green, I was really half-joking but the idea took hold of my mind. I'd also been thinking about this sketch on the Clean and Simple Stamping site, as well as the challenge on Make My Monday - to make a floral tag, either on its own or as part of a card. Naturally all these ideas blended into one and this is what I came up with:


The background was made by masking off areas with post-it notes, sponging in colour and stamping over the top with this gorgeous leaf image from French foliage. There's a fabulous ink splodge image in this set too and I added a bit of that over the top.


The label was made with a piece of Whisper White card stock shaped at the top with a corner rounder. I stamped it with leaves using the stamping-off technique which gives a lovely faded look. The rose from Growing Green was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and then coloured with my dark red water colour pencil and a blender pen. I cut it out with my fab paper snips, pierced a hole through it and the tag, popped it up onto the tag and tied it on with a length of Baja Breeze seam binding.


All it needed was a sentiment and I thought this gorgeous birthday stamp from Perfect Punches was ideal. It was easy to colour just the bits I needed using markers.

Supplies needed for this project:
Stamps: French Foliage, Growing Green, Perfect Punches
Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Watercolour pencil, blender pen, markers, Baja Breeze seam binding
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

How excited am I about the French Foliage set? Well on a scale of 1-10 it has to be about 29!!! It's Three Minute Thursday tomorrow and I won't be offering any prizes for guessing what set will be featured... Thank you so much for dropping in today and I'll hope to see you tomorrow.

22 comments:

  1. Stunning card Vicky those leaves are beautiful. I love visiting your blog and reading all your tutorials, very inspiring!
    Val x

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  2. Another gorgeous card Vicky! I was so glad to see the French Foliage set in the new catalog since I didn't buy it last fall in the mini. I love what you have done with it here and can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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  3. This is so pretty, Vicky. I love your leaves and that gorgeous rose. CAS has a great sketch this week! Ann

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  4. Just beauitful Vicky. Love how you've created the leaves background with the masking, fab!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  5. Wow, your card is beautiful. I love your background it's so good. A xx

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  6. Vicky, Wow this is just gorgeous. The colours are wonderful. Very vintage and perfect.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. Vicky you blow me away with your ideas and designs - this is fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx.

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  8. Vicky, you've done another beautiful card, and I cant wait to see what you do tomorrow. Bev.x

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  9. Very stunning and beautiful.

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  10. This is beautiful too Vicky, love the colour combination, hugs Gay xxx

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  11. Vicky - you've done it again! This is just lovely! Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's card too :)

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  12. Love how you've used the sketch Vicky. I can see why you're excited about this new set, it's lovely :)
    Jenny x

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  13. This is beautiful Vicky. Love the way it's all come together. x

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  14. Brilliant collaboration for the challenges.

    Just genius!

    Hugs, Sandra

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  15. Another stunner! I've been studying that sketch challenge since last week and came up empty. You, on the other hand, have created another masterpiece!

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  16. Must find a replacement for stunning doesn't seem to be enough when commenting on your work. Once again a beautifully crafted piece.

    Marie

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  17. Another beauty from you Vicky for Make My Monday. Its great to see you playing along with us. Suzanne :)

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  18. A beautiful tag, used along on your amazing card, fabulous background. Thanks for playing again at Make My Monday. Caz

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  19. I love the colours you have used on this, the whole card is beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at Make My Monday.

    Cathx

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  20. Vicky this is just stunning! Love the background you made and the tag looks fabulous against it.
    Thanks for joining in with the Make My Monday Floral Tag challenge and good luck.
    Fliss x

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  21. This card is such a stunner, Vicky! Love the way that red flower takes center stage and just pops off the sponged/stamped background. You're a real pro! :)

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x