Saturday, 24 June 2017


Its another blog hop from the Pootlers Team today - this time we are on Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge duty.  Instead of a sketch this month we have chosen a Colour Challenge -

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 You should have heard the groans when we saw Calypso Coral - poor thing doesn't get a lot of love - but maybe it is one of your favourites?  Fresh Fig and Blushing Bride are two of our new In-Colours and they are just stunning.

I used Smoky Slate as my base cardstock.  I don't own any Calypso Coral inks but realised that it is in the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper so I used this as my background paper.  I wanted to try and get a vintage feel with my card for this rose - it looks like a Tea Rose to me and they are such old-fashioned roses with gorgeous scent.  This Floral Statements set is just stunning - just two stamps but I think they are going to be the quiet stealers of our new Catalogue.

Here I've used the Thanks stamp - there is also an Hello.  I coloured the roses in with a Blender Pen in both Blushing Bride and Fresh Fig.  The leaves and stems were coloured using Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  I then roughed up the edges of the Whisper White cardstock and sponged it all over with a very fine inking of Crumb Cake.  The edges were inked with Fresh Fig and Blushing Bride.

 Do you see the gorgeous Ribbon?  Its one of our new ones called Powder Pink Shimmer and I love it.  The Shimmer ribbons and the Crinkle Crease are my favourites this year.

I layered this onto some more Smoky Slate Cardstock which was also inked at the edges with Fresh Fig.  The little dots which have been Versamarked down the edge are from the Watercolor Wings set.

I'm sorry to say I used a retired punch for the butterfly - cutting it out of the same DSP and adding some Basic Pearls. 

Wink of Stella has been used on the THANKS and the roses just to add a bit more shimmer.

I hope you've enjoyed my project - pop along to Dee's page in to see some more inspiration.

Or if you are working backwards click below to go to Lisa's blog.

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Lisa Emslie said...

Lovely card

Sam Roberts said...

Looks fab x

Linda K said...

Beautiful card. For me you have got the vintage look perfectly. Many thanks. Take care.

Jillian Selwood said...

Stunning card Fiona xx