Sunday, 29 January 2012

Pale and interesting (I hope!)

I came across this inspiration photo on Moxie Fab World today and just fell in love with its ethereal feel.


I only had today to enter so I had to get my skates on (but not literally thank goodness - the threatened snow has turned out to be a soft drizzle instead!) but luckily the fabulous sketch at Less is More was on hand to inspire me.

Come and see what I've come up with:


When I experimented with the colours I found they were a little too washed out for the look I wanted so I added a stamped off Calypso Coral to my Crumb Cake and So Saffron which gave a bit more depth to my card. I used the fabulous flower from Button Buddies with the larger flower from Fruit and Flowers - they almost look as if they come from the same set! Using a mask cut out of a post it note for the larger flower ensured the stamping had a nice clean look.


One of the things I liked about the photo was the delicate tissue feel of the pom poms, so I made my flower by stamping ordinary tissue paper with the large flower. The larger layers were cut out with the Scallop Circle punch - if you layer the tissue over a scrap of card stock the punch is happy to cut through it. The inner layers were cut by hand and the flower finished with a Crumb Cake button tied with a knot of linen thread. I was inspired by the photo to add trail of pearls to my flower.


The sentiment has stamped beautifully on the textured card stock using Chocolate Chip ink. I'm a bit obsessed with textured card stock at the moment - have you noticed?!! I used my stamp-a-majig to keep things nice and straight.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Button Buddies, Fruit and Flowers, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Crumb Cake textured, Very Vanilla smooth
Other: Basic Pearls, Neutrals buttons, Scallop Circle punch, linen thread, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593, and don't forget to let me know which free Sale-a-bration set or sets you'd like - remember, one item for EVERY £45 spent!

Yesterday we took a trip to London - my daughter and I to do a little shopping and the males of the family to visit the Imperial War Museum and take in a few sights. My youngest son was much struck by this chap standing on guard at Buckingham Palace. "I'd hate to do that job Mummy. He has to stand there for ages AND he has to keep a straight face," he told me earnestly. "I couldn't do that," he added. "I'd crack up into laughter!"

Thank you for popping in today. I'll be back tomorrow with Masculine Monday when I'll be offering some inspiration for a male card. Hope to see you then, 

45 comments:

  1. Oh Vicky, this is so gorgeous. I especially love your pearl treatment. I also love the textured paper for the card base and the scoring on the white panel!

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  2. Beautiful stamping as always, Vicky...and I LOVE your stamped tissue paper flower, it looks so floaty and lush:)

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  3. Beautiful card Vicky, love that flower
    Beryl x

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  4. Love the card, it's so beautiful, and the colours are gorgeous x x

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  5. This looks such a gentle card Vicky... what a fabulous choice of colours !
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Gorgeous card Vicky and an equally gorgeous flower
    Much appreciate your continued support, thank you
    mandi
    Less is More!

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  7. Oh Vicky this card is just sublime,I adore it. The beautiful pale colours and the wonderful stamping, not to mention that amazing flower ( oops looks like I mentioned it ) A fabulous work of rt.

    Marie

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  8. Vicky,you have excelled yourself today. I love the colours and textures and your flower is beautiful. The little trail of pearls and the button are the icing on the cake.
    Glad your trip went well yesterday.
    Love L x

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  9. Oooh, I've just looked again and noticed the pearls! Gorgeous card, and excellent interpretation of the sketch (which I think I would struggle with to keep it CAS!)

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  10. Gorgeous colours and a lovely card Vicky

    A nne

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  11. Gorgeous Vicky and such beautiful detail. xx

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  12. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card ....love the flower ...happy you had goot time in London.....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxxx

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  13. This is really pretty, the tissue paper flower is so delicate! Love the soft colours! Super picture of the policeman. I know what your son means too - it used to amaze me that these guys would be perfectly still while people took pictures and tried to make them laugh!!

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  14. Definitely interesting! Such gorgeous colours!

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  15. That is a fabulous card Vicky, simply wonderful, Gay x

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  16. Lovin' that wonderful flower! So pretty and I really like the colors you selected for this too. Great way to do the pearls!
    Love your photo of the Buckingham Palace guard!
    Lynn

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  17. Super stamping and love the coral and soft colours Vicky. Your tissue paper flower is a triumph. Don't suppose you found many charity shops yesterday?
    x

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  18. Gorgeous card! That Calypso Coral was a great touch.
    I tend to agree with your son. It'd be a pretty tough job keeping a straight face!

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  19. So pretty and soft. Love the tissue flower. x

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  20. A lovely card Vicky.. the colours are devine!
    suzi b xx

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  21. Oh wow Vicky this is absolutely beautiful - that flower is stunning!
    M x

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  22. Gorgeous, Gorgeous card, Vicky! I LOVE it!

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  23. Very whimisical, reminds me of a misty morning with the sun just coming out. Very nice! Helen (Sydney)

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  24. The tissue paper flower is a fabulous idea Vicky...soo floaty, perfect texture for the photo inspiration :) Love the trail of pearls, a really feminine card :)
    Funny how all children are fascinated by the cavalry guards in London... they can't believe you can actually be that still and quiet!!
    Jenny x

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  25. Just beautiful! I love the stamped tissue paper flower. When I saw it I wondered how you punched tissue. Thanks for telling how.

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  26. This is absolutely stunning--LOVE that crepe paper flower--so pretty, Vicky!!! :)

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  27. Love, love, love this! The tissue paper flower is adorable; what a fabulous idea. Gorgeous creation, Vicky.

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  28. This looks great on the textured Crumb cake Vicky. I also love the idea of the flower using tissue paper.

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  29. Love that tissue paper flower, that gorgeous textured card and the trail of pearls.

    Wonder what those guards think about all day?

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  30. Love the choice of colours and the card stock and the masking the pearls oh heck i love it all! x

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  31. Hey Vicky! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  32. Knockout! How beautiful is that???
    Tara x

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  33. Oh Vicky this is a beauty! I wish I lived in England so I could order a few of those things!
    I really admire your blog and visit it every day.
    Love from Holland, Mimi

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  34. A fabulous , stunning and beautiful card Vicky. The colours are so soft and gentle, and your paper tissue flower is perfect.
    irene
    xxxx

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  35. Stunning card, you just have that little touch in all your cards, to make them stand out.

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  36. Beautiful Vicky - the colours are stunning. Gill x

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  37. Oh, this is so soft and lovely, Vicky. I love the colors you've used and your flower is just beautiful. Ann Y.

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  38. Beautiful card - you certainly came up to the photo inspiration .....

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  39. Hola Vicky, very elegant card!!!fantastic flower with tissue and the colours are gorgeous, soft and elegant.
    Your son have very interesting and clever ideas:D:D:D.I hope your trip has happened wonderful.
    A warm hug from Palma

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  40. So soft and pretty Vicky! Love your flower and the subtle colours look beautiful together!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  41. The inspiration picture is beautiful, but your card is even more so Vicky - the tissue flower is awesome, and captures the feel of the picture perfectly.

    Hugs, Sylvia xx

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  42. Oh Vivky( hmm Vicky...who's Vivky??) this is just so fabulous, love it !I agree with your son too :) Viv xx

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  43. Stunning Vicky, gorgeous colours.
    Lynne xxx

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