Thursday, 20 September 2012


Hello lovely bloggers and Pinkie fans - hope your week is going well! I have been AWOL in blogland this week, searching for the sun, so this Post is scheduled.
We had some amazing entries in the "Anything But Square" challenge, and once again Christine and I had a difficult task choosing the Perfect Pinkies.  
Huge thanks to everyone who entered - we truly appreciate your enthusiasm and support.
If you pop over to IN THE PINK  you will find out who the Perfect Pinkies are!
So - onto this fortnight's Challenge, which is EMBOSSINGand it can be either  
HEAT EMBOSSING or DRY EMBOSSING.  Please  make sure that you also have plenty of PINK on your creation!  

I decided to go with Heat Embossing for the black grasses and Butterfly. 
I also used the resist technique - inking over the images with Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, and a little Bundled Sage. 
The butterfly was shaped by using an embossing tool on the reverse.
The scene was created on a rectangle of white card, covered with the pink inking, and spritzed with water.  
The sentiment and Dandelions were "second-stamped" with the black ink, but not embossed.
I pleated the seam binding, and attached with DSST.

Items used:-
Black Archival ink
Stampendous Detail Black embossing powder.
Indigo Blu stamp set - Wild Meadow (WM 1)
SU Pink Pirouette cardstock for the base card.
SU Basic Black card layer.
Rose Petal seam binding - WOC .
Look forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations ~
Love to all  and huge thanks to my new followers.


Beryl said...

This is so delicate and beautiful Sylvia. Love the scene you have created and the gorgeous pink background.
Beryl xx

Doreen said...

This s beautiful Sylvia,love the stamp you said...

Wow what a stunning card,I love the image and the beautiful use of "second stamped"images.greetings Miranda

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous card Sylvia which caught my eye. Your little scene looks fabulous in pink.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Suze Bain said...

Wow Sylvia this is gorgeous. Fabulous stamping and I love the seam binding. xx

brenda said...

This is right up my street Sylvia, I absolutely love it.

B x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is so pretty .. i love the silhouette scene and the ruffled ribbon
Lisa x

Aileen said...

The silhouettes against the soft pinks make a lovely scene. Beautifully done Sylvia. x

Denise said...

Love this gorgeous card Sylvia. Your different techniques have really given this beautiful scene such fantastic depth and that butterfly is fab.
Hope you have found and are enjoying the sun.
Denise xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Sylvia that is stunning I love the background and the whole design is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxx

RefRacBe said...

Gorgeous card. I love how you have done the butterfly and the ribbon down the side of the card. Rachel.

Miranda said...

Very chique and lovely!creative greet Miranda

coops said...

so stunning sylvia.gorgeous stamps and i love the scene you have created :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful Sylvia! Gorgeous stamping and I love the ruffled ribbon down the edge.

Kim S said...

What an amazing scene! I love the wildflowers fading into the distance!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I love your beautiful pink & black elegant creation Sylvia. The 2nd stamping without embossing is so effective ! I'm fighting too much to do and allergies. Take care, Shirleyxx

Brenda Brown said...

You have such a good eye for composition Sylvia, this is gorgeous in pink and black. Love it.
Hope you have found the sun and having a great time.
Hugs Brenda xox

Home sweet home said...


Your card is very beautiful and I love it.
Love the colours pink and black so great and the text is lovely too.:)

Fab work:):)

Wish you a lovely weekend.:)


nnalorac said...

Such a pretty card Sylvia Ann. Love the delicate design and the ribbon on the side. Carol

Claire Phillips said...

At last getting a minute to catch up. Wow what gorgeous creations this one is just so beautiful and I am loving the card below - gorgeous imagery and colour! Cheers Claire x

G Peplow said...

Beeeoootiful, :0) Love this one too Sylvia, very classy and the sentiment is pefect! Hope you're having fun my friend, hugs Gay x

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Sylvia-Anne! Love the image, the beautiful butterfly and the pink ribbon! Hugs

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia
Absolutely beautiful this card and all your detail is amazing love the images and sentiment...
Hugs Sarah x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous shade of pink and your design is fabulous! Beautiful card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia I love that card the whole design is just stunning and the colour choice looks like a summer evening. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Mau xx said...

Sorry so late getting around Sylvia, toooo many celebrations around here this past few weeks :o but all quiet after today..whew!!
Love the card, it is beautiful, I adore cards with stamping straight onto them. I am still trying to build on my stock of foliage stamps. Love the DI colours you have used too.
Hugs Mau xx

Gini said...

A gorgeous stamp set made truly stunning by your creative talent Sylvia!