Monday, 6 September 2010

A Little French Fancy.....


While gale force winds blew, rattling the windows and sending dead branches from gum trees flying through the air ...... I sat playing with paper. It was quite a day in Sydney yesterday! .... windy weather unsettles me ,  not sure why, but it  always has.   Perhaps that's why I struggled with todays card. Or was it because I was making one card for two challenges ....  Anyway, I've named this  'A Little French Fancy' and it's my card for this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge # 13 also Joan's Gardens Challenge # 13 .  Oh my goodness .... both  13 could that be it?





Joan's challenge was to use purple, a pendant die , cut a flower and colour it and to use a punched border.

So lots of sponging, layers and sewing. The corner details were stamped twice, if you can make that out.  Why? because I thought it worked with the two tone dp .... and I didn't like the first colour perfect plum on its own!

WMS Victorian Frippery  was the set I used for the corners and sentiment.  The flowers, cut from a blossom die and a small five petal punch, have been sponged to colour them.

Spellbinders Labels 9, Blossom, circle and Fleur De Lis  dies were all used as well as three  punches ..... you should have seen my work space!!!  I think it might take me as long, if not longer to list all the bits I used ....... and I have to say I'm still not too sure about this one.

Till next time...... thinking about all you Victorians with flood alerts .... and the good people of Christchurch, New Zealand. x
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Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps, Victorian Frippery.
Ink: SU Almost Amethyst,Perfect Plum. Matha Stewart Meyer Lemon
Card SU Lavender Lace, Purple and White textured card (?) DP Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue Collection.
Embellishments: Kaisercraft gems, 2 yellow brads, Lace from stash.
Equipment: Spellbinders Labels 9, Circle, Blossom and Flue De Lis Dies. Punches Fiskars Upper Crest border punch, Punch Bunch leaf, EK sucess 5 petal punch.

17 comments:

Patti J said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue! That blue is so rich and elegant, and that nestie is beautiful! Love it! Sure hope your weather settles down soon - you've really had a bad round of it! Have fun in your craft room :)

Pauline said...

A beautiful elegant card, love all the different spellbinders you have used, they work so well together!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous, Sue! You did beautifully with this challenge! Thanks for your sweet comments over at my blog.

Helen said...

Sue, this beautiful, elegant and sophisticated and I LOVE that purple and the pendant die you chose - perfect for the WMS sketch. I hope the weather improves where you are very soon x x

Newbie said...

Sue, this is a GEORGEOUS card! You put everything together so beautifully. The colors fit so very nicely together, and I really like the label, blossom, and circle together! VERY pretty!

Michelle said...

Fabulous card Sue, the colour combination is so pretty. I love the detail all the elements work so well together and the border punch you used at the bottom is definitely going on my wish list.

Michelle :-)

Kylie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Sue!
LOVE your colours, simply Gorgeous!

Take care, Hugs,
Kylie X

Julia Aston said...

So pretty Sue! love all your nestie labels and the wonderful pendant - the corner stamping looks great too! Great combo of challenges - glad you weathered the storm ok and hope you are more settled today! thanks for playing with WMS sketch again this week!!

Patti said...

OMGosh Sue this is amazing! So elegant!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW! So elegant Sue! Your stamped background looks wonderful & the lil' rhinestones are a nice touch! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Monique said...

Simply Beautiful!! Great take on the sketch!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is beautiful! Love the way you used all the dies!

Joan Fricker said...

Sue, you out did yourself on this card! I love how you repeated the pattern in the corners. Great job.

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #13 Weekly Challenge. I love seeing all the beautiful cards!

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Theresa said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Great take on Joan's challenge. Great use of the sketch.

pr31 said...

Your take on it really softened the harsh lines. I like this a lot!

Ruth M said...

What a stunning card, just beautiful!

Claire Brennan said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the wee dash of yellow on the purple! Thanks for taking the time to play along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!