7 May 2012

...and red

Another day, another entry to Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers challenge.  This week the theme is Brown and Blue, and judging by the entries posted so far, the standard is very high.  So it is with trepidation that I post the following creation;

Now before you say anything, I know, there's red in it!!  I tried various versions with different shades of brown/copper but they didn't work the same so instead I'm cheating (a bit).  I was inspired when watching the Clarity Stamps show on C&C by a card created by the talented Dee Paramour.  Hels had also put delicious inked paper flowers on her piece this week.

The recipe; on an antique gold card base my Stamposaurus Union Jack mask was used with VersaColor in Raspberry and Indigo.  The large postcard stamp (Clarity) and the London/postal elements (Kanban) were used with DI Walnut Stain and a little clear embossing powder.  With this done, the whole background was embossed using a Sissix postcard embossing folder.

To embellish, Spellbinders roses were diecut in three different sizes from brown parcel paper that had been scrunched and had more Indigo ink applied (direct to paper).  They were then spritzed with Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Blue Ice.  The clock and ticket were embossed from a TH Sissix folder, again in the antique gold card, inked with the Indigo and Walnut Stain inks.  Finally, the blue florishes in navy card and the postcard edge in bronze paper (both Spellbinders dies) were added  and three small buttons completed the piece.

OK, better get off and do domestic stuff/work stuff before it gets too late.  Thanks to everyone for their continuing support.  It is such a positive boost at the mo'.  Hugs, Buttons x

(p.s. just seen a challenge I can also enter this into on a blog which has an amazing design team - and so to Fashionable Stamping Challenges!)


  1. This is great - love all the elements you've used!!

  2. be still my heart, this is stunning so none of that trepidation lark hun! Love it... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. This is lovely, such a Lot of work! Well done x

  4. Beautiful background and great texture. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

  5. Worried! Never be worried when you can produce a mini work of art like this - it's stunning. I saw that card on C&C too but whilst it was nice it is not a patch on yours. Gorgeous, and I love the red, it really adds to the overall effect. Anne x

  6. Hi Buttons. This is fabulous and I love your flowers/embellishments. Lots of texture and dimension. Good luck in the challenges. It's after midnight and I have been up since 6am so I had better get to bed or I will be 'crabbit' tomorrow. Crafty Hugs....Annie x

  7. This is very pretty and I love those flowers! Thank you for join us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  8. Hi, this is brilliant! I really love the movement that you have created with the flowers, it adds a real festive feel to your piece.
    Thankyou for joining us this fortnight for our city challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  9. Hi Buttons, loving the flowers.
    Thanks for all the lovely comments that you have left me.
    hugs Kimx

  10. Fabulous postcard, I love all the embossing and the flow of the flowers is gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

  11. WOW what a fabulous postcard. Great embossing over the stamped piece and gorgeous flowers.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.

  12. Hi
    This has wonderful texture, I can only imagine just how tactile it is.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  13. A real stunner again Buttons with the most amazing texture and fabulous embossing.
    Could do with that mask too as guess who had to make her own lol
    Thanks for joining in with the FSC Challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


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