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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

say it with flowers

When i checked this months challenge on the Claritystamp challenge site the theme was "Say it with flowers" and it reminded me of this card that I made last year and never blogged for one reason or another.


My friend asked me to make her a card for her mother and the instructions were art deco and green. At first I really struggled and then I remembered this stencil. It was brand new as I had never used it before. 


I started by adding distress ink through stencil onto white card. I used shabby shutters and peeled paint for the leaves and tattered rose and victorian velvet for roses on a separate piece of card. Once I had dried it thoroughly. I replaced the clean stencil and covered it with transparent paste. I added microbeads to the leaves section as soon as I removed stencil. I left both pieces to dry thouroughly for several hours.


Meanwhile I turned my attention to the lady. She is my second favourite after the Sketchy lady. I love dressing her up by paper piecing. So I stamped her out in black archival onto card and several times onto patterned paper from my stash. I then cut them out and stuck them onto stamped image.


 I then made a base card big enough to fit the long stencil. I found a corner that I felt matched the design and embossed it in silver in all 4 corners.
On a spare piece of black card I stamped Mother and embossed it in silver along with 2 corners.
Once assembled it looked like the picture.

So that is my offering for this month. My friend loved it, how about you? Happy New Year, Theresa xx




I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Claritystamp challenge blog - say it with flowers
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - something new (stencil)
Word art Wednesday - anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - something new (stencil)


43 comments:

  1. Love the muted colours of the beads ...Lovely effect Theresa xx good luck in your challenge's x

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  2. Very nice card love what you have done here colour brings it all together good luck in the clarity challenge xx

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  3. This is beautiful Theresa and the colours work really well together, also the microbeads and the transparent paste give a glass like appearance and the look of tiles to the stencilled pieces. I love the paper pieced lady too. Good luck with the challenge! x

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  4. What a GORGEOUS card, Theresa. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your wonderful card with us this week. I always LOVE having you play along, and thank you for linking up with us. Have a blessed week!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. thank you for your enthusiasm Karen xx

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  5. This is a very pretty card you have made. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering. Xx

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  6. A fabulous Art Deco card, great colours! Xx

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  7. Another fabulous card Theresa and perfect for an Art Deco lover. I do love this stencil but alas it doesn't seem to be used much so I am so pleased to see you using it here. Good luck with the Challenges...and have a lovely weekend...hugs..xx

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    1. thanks Jo. i think the fact that it is long and slim can be quite a deterrent to using it especially for cardmakers, hugs xx

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  8. A fabulous card Theresa, a lovely design with stunning with the beautiful panels and gorgeous colours.......your paper pieced lady is so elegant and super details!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  9. How well the stencil, stamps and colours complement each other, inspired choice! Best wishes in this month's Clarity Challenge. ;~}

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  10. Love this Theresa. The colours go so well together. Lovely technique too. Good luck in the clarity challenge. Xx

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  11. Such a lovely card! Gorgeous mosaic effect. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge in our first challenge of the year. Happy New Year!

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  12. Love the effect you have created with your stencils. It really complements your Art Deco theme. Good luck in the Claritystamp challenge x

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  13. I love this card, it's very beautiful. The lady is stunning, beautifully dressed! Can't you tell me what you do with the micro beads? I have them on one of many wish lists but not sure how to use them X

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    1. thanks Hilary. will try to email you re micro beads xx

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  14. Beautiful card I love this stencil hugs xxx

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  15. How lovely Theresa, great design, love that stencil and you paper piecing is wonderful. Good luck in the Clarity Challenge and Happy New Year.

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  16. Lovely birthday card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

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  17. What a beautiful card Theresa, showcasing so many different techniques and products. Great combination and fabulous result. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

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    1. thank you Barbara. is Dawn Lancaster your sister? she resembles you xx

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  18. Beautiful card Theresa that combines many techniques. I'm sure the recipient loved it. Thanks for joining this month's Clarity challenge. Good luck! x

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  19. What a special creation. We are so blessed you joined our Challenge weeks ago and would love for you to join our new Challenge still ongoing at Word Art Wednesday. Want to leave you with the inspiration of the Scripture in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 which says, "But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. " Have a lovely week.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  20. What lovely creations you have made since I last visited and this is no exception. Judy x

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  21. This is wonderful, you always make beautiful cards. Good Luck. xx

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  22. A lovely card for this month's Challenge Theresa. Wishing you the best of luck in the draw x

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