Thursday, 19 July 2012


Hello peeps - sorry I haven't had anything to share with you during the last couple of weeks, but at last, another Post - my DT project for the For Your Inspiration Challenge. The colours of the inspiration photo were the starting point for my card, but you can interpret the image in any way you wish - hope to see lots more of your fabulous designs. You have plenty of time to enter - two weeks, so get out those inks and papers!

White cardstock
Hero Arts Clings stamp - Blooming Meadow, stamped onto white card with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with  white embossing powder.
Distress Inks applied over the image -  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint. Surplus ink removed from the image with tissue paper. (As I'm sure you know, this is the  "Resist" technique - so called, as the embossing resists the ink).
Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold was spritzed over the ink, but the shimmer doesn't show on the photo! 
The double panels were not part of my plan  - I just chopped a bit off to make the large panel narrower, so it would fit on a smaller card.  When I saw them side by side on the table, I had a light-bulb moment and somehow ended up with this!!
Panels are layered onto  Stampin' Up Certain Celery.  
Linen Twine also from Stampin' Up.
Sentiment from Penny Black.
And here is the amazing inspiration  photo which Steph has chosen for you to work with ~

I would like to enter my card into the folowing challenges:-
THE STAMP MAN- Summer Colours.
FASHIONABLE STAMPING - Let's Get Messy and Inky!
July 31st - Update - in the Top 3 at Fashionable Stamping. Thank you ladies !
Update, August 3rd - Won Top Prize at The Stamp Man - wow!
Apparently we are going to have some warm dry weather in the UK over the weekend - I do hope it reaches your part of the world.
Sending lots of love to all ~


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Sylvia, great colours

jacqui x

cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is simply stunning oh its gorgeous Hun that is so effective,love it hugs Cherylxxxxxx

CraftinGranny said...

What an elegant card Sylvia. Wonderful color combo and I love how the color blends from intense to soft. Distress Inks are wonderful tools and you use them so beautifully.

Please send some cool wet weather our way. 106 degrees today and no rain for a few months. We are having a drought that hasn't been seen since the 1930's and may be going to set a new record this year. We got to start being careful of what we wish for in winter....LOL "Hugs"

martina's kaartjes said...

hi, love to hear, there are more distress addicts on the planet ! =)
great card and love the results !! very very lovely creations !
greetings, martina

Beryl said...

Fabulous Sylvia! Your colour blending is brilliant and the stamp design is just gorgeous. Love your 'light bulb' moment and the twine around the smaller piece is a great finishing touch.
Beryl xx

Canonbury creations said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia the resist pops beautifully against the DI's. Love the stamps:)
Val x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love your image and

Zoe Tant said...

Gosh how beautiful, bold, but delicate all at the same time. Don't you just love those lightbulb moments! Zx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous resist work Sylvia and beautiful colours


Sasha said...

Another stunner, Sylvia. Your colours blend beautifully together, and such a wonderful resist effect, too.

Hope you and your hubby are well and looking forward to the better weather we have been promised x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous image Sylvia, just pops out at you with that stunning glowing background, love it and love when accidents just happen. Carolxx

Irene said...

Elegant and beautiful Sylvia. The colours and flowers are gorgeous. Love the lightbulb moment.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

HI Sylvia, Gorgeous creation. Love the colours and how you 'layered' the distress inks. Great image, I also own the blooming meadow stamp :) I hope to participate in this challenge, but have company for a week, arriving today. Take care, Shirleyx

Michelle said...

Just beautiful, Sylvia! I love your card to bits. :-)

StephC said...

I love everything about this! Those distress inks really are amazing, aren't they? Gorgeous card Sylvia!

Rochelle Sodipo said...


Kara Lynne said...

I absolutely love when design ideas come along by accident! So glad you used both pieces because this is so striking! Gorgeous job with the blending too.

Miranda said...

Hi Sylvia, beautiful creation and love the effect of the white creates depth in the image. warm greet Miranda

RefRacBe said...

Gorgeous card, Sylvia. The two panels are a great idea. See you soon. Rachel.

Sara Mac said...

This is stunning Sylvia! Perfectly inked. I love that the panels just came together as happenstance. So fun when that happens.

lisa said...

I was just thinking how brilliant the two panels worked and I would borrow that idea as it looks so good if I may. Just goes to show how inventions happen even when you don't intend them doesn't it.
It's a stunning card, Sylvia. I love your colour scheme and it's one of my favourite techniques.
Hope all is good with you, I'll be in touch!!!
Enjoy the sunshine, I'm keeping everything crossed that it appears!!
Hugs Lisax

Christine L said...

Ooohhhh I LIKE a LOT... Even tho it isn't pink! LOL! Those flowers look so beautiful in the white resist against those fabulous background colours. And I like the idea of the light bulb moment.. I could do with some of those! LOL

Christine x

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is just gorgeous .. love the resist technique and the colours .
Great idea to use the smaller and larger panel together
Lisa x

Suze Bain said...

This is my kind of card Sylvia. A fabulous image, beautiful colours and a 'clean & simple' design. Love it. xx

Denise said...

Love this card Sylvia - gorgeous colours and beautiful image. Love the double panel too.
Denise xx

Aileen said...

Ooooh I love your split panel Sylvia-Anne. The emboss resist is fab with the warm colours.

Aileen x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sylvia. Gorgeous colours and the double panel looks fab.

Home sweet home said...

You makes soooo many bautiful and fab cards, I love them all.
This card is really stunning,love the image,design and the colours.
Fab work.
Wish you a wonderful day,love Merethe

Kathleen said...

Gosh, I can't find the words to say what I think about this car, I love it, it is fabulous, the colours are stunning, love the panel seperated from the main image, it is very cleverly put together, glad that you have let the image speak for itself, it certainly doesn't need any tarting up.
Perfect, superb, love it. Wish I could do something so classy.
Well I found a few words there.

Kath x

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun for you that you get soooooo many comments! I am jealous :)

Beautiful sponged card fabulous take!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Sylvia-Anne.

G Peplow said...

Sooo beautiful, love the chopped off bit:0) it makes a very classy card Sylvia!! Hope all's good with you and the family, have a lovely and hopefully warm weekend, hugs Gay xxx

G Peplow said...

Oh I think I just left a comment and exited without saving Oh dear basically I said Fabulous! I love the design and clever inking:0) Hope you have a wonderful weekend, hugs Gay xxx

June Nelson said...

Wow Sylvia I love the efect of the inks on this card its so beautiful hunnie, have a lovely weekend huggies June xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Don't you just love those light bulb moments? A wonderful card Sylvia. I love it. Thanks for sharing this with us for the Stamp Man challenge this fortnight.
hugs {brenda} xox

Carole said...

Oh my Sylvia, absolutely stunning. The card looks amazing and I love the white flowers. Just perfect my friend. Hugs ... Carole xox

Jean said...

I love your card, the colours are gorgeous and the double panel is great.Jean x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia what a gorgeous card, I love that image and your design is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Unknown said...

Fab card - I love that technique!
The wee extra bit adds so much to the card, I would never think to do that! Thanks for the inspiration!


Shirl said...

Just what we need Sylvia-Anne a gorgeous bright card with lots of detailed flowers to take our mind off all that rain and no sun.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Sylvia,
I love the resist technique, it always gives such a crisp and clean feel to the card. These are gorgeous colours and I love the inkyness of it all.
Thanks for joining us for our inky and messy challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia
Oh'I loveeeeeee this card and what a fabulous light bulb!! moment you had too, can you send me some too.. :) this layout is beautiful chum the I do like this meadow stamp colours and design just stunning like all your makes chum... I hope you are well.
Lots Hugs Sarah xx

butterfly said...

Sensational colours blending through this; gorgeous resist technique... and your lightbulb moment turns it from lovely to brilliant!
Alison x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the techniques you used, the colours are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

Trish Latimer said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!! That stamping just pops right out of the colours...stunning!

Gini said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous card Sylvia! and WOW what an interesting photo for the inspiration this time - hooray! :-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card, I really enjoy the colors and the summer feeling. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Vicky said...

STUNNING!!! I love the bright colours against the white and the double panel really adds interest, fantastic

hugs Vicky xxx

Joan said...

A lovely card. I really like the extra panel idea and the colours are gorgeous


Mrs.B said...

Hi Sylvia, I should have read past the inspiration photo and I would have realised you were sharing this gorgeous card with us at FSC
Avril xx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the image and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty and so fresh.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

Claire Phillips said...

Just amazing Sylvia - the image jumps off the page....those colours are fabulous! Really enjoying a minute to catch up on all your wonderful creations.
Still no diagnosis for Caleb but we are all enjoying having lots of family time this summer. It's rained, rained and hey ho rained again here in Largs but it makes us appreciate the odd sunny day all the
As to Martha she is a joy and just what we all need to lift our spirits.
Cheers Claire x

Anonymous said...

STUNNING! I love love love love love it!! awesome did I say I LOVE it yet???? fabulous hugs me x

Fliss said...

A stunner Sylvia! The background is fabulous and a real foil for the white stamped flowers.
Thanks for getting inky and messy with us at FSC, lovely to see you there.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Unknown said...

O.M.G Sylvia this is beautiful what fabulous work well done hugs Elaine.

Julia S-W said...

A really beautiful card and very worthy winner!!! Now your latest follower - wonderful work.

Cazro said...

My favourite technique and you have executed it beautifully, simply gorgeous. Congratulations on your Stampman win, well deserved winner. Caz

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Congratulations on the Stamp Man win, Silvia - no wonder, it's a beautiful card! Hugs xxx