Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Friday, August 22, 2008

another CARD -Fred's Flowers v3 and some stamping


The background was made with the same defective photo paper LOL! 3 shades of Whispers ink were sponged on the paper... the ink takes a while to dry on this paper ( drying is usually quite speedy making this ink hard to work with on most paper I have tried) so the colours blended together very softly. After it dried enough ( this noob must remember to heat set!) I stamped over with a stamp I designed for Stamp Attack Art Stamps ( Doodles - TM Design).

The scalloped rectangle is made using the Fiskars Threading Water border punch but I covered up the holes with the white embossed CS. The flowers were coloured with the Magic Colored Pencil technique and were edged with sunburst Stickles glue.

I plan on putting a sentiment in the middle by printing the text to resemble a thin white strip of "ribbon" on a diagonal between the flower groupings.

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I spent the day playing with my blog and learned alot about creating & adding backgrounds and playing with the margins ( wrappers in html lingo). I nearly gave up and still not sure if I like it but, now I have a very good idea how to tackle another design overhaul. If the design hurts your eyes, please let me know ROFL!

9 comments:

Marie B (CoC) said...

Hey Tracey,

This card is very pretty! I love how you used the CB paper in the middle like that! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Marie B (coc) said...

PS. LOVE the new look of the blog too! :)

Ishadow said...

thanks so much for sharing your creations with us!! very pretty card!

Anonymous said...

I have looked at your site for a little while now and I get more and more inspired everytime I look
thank you for all the lovely cards you have made and I know I will be trying out some of your techniques
Sue

mad mary (coc) said...

Another gorgeous card Tracey, i love the colours.
Great new look of the Blog, fab colour.
Mary

sheffsue said...

Love the new look blog.


Sue x

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty flowers, love the swirls, neat idea to hide the holes in the punch for your rectangle!

Mada said...

I LOVE your new blog layout! Give me any shade of purple/lilac/mauve and I'm mesmerized :)

Gorgeous card, I think I will have to steal the layout, it's just great. The stamped doodles look fantastic. I am still hoping my doodle stamps are not lost forever and will arrive eventually.

It's so good to see you back and in full blast. :D

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Another beautiful card! Gosh I love your work!