Monday, 6 September 2010


Hi peeps! This is my entry for the Basic Grey Challenge 28, which requires some Paper-Piecing and the use of BG papers (of course)!!.
So - here goes!!
I have stamped one of my all-time favourite images - Gracious Lady from Hero Arts, which I have had for years. I have paper pieced her hat and coat with Basic Grey Bittersweet, and decoupaged the bow on her hat. (Her face, and the curved sides of the hat are lightly coloured with Copics).  
If you look reeeeeeally closely, you will see I have also added a tiny Bittersweet EK Success Retro Flower in the centre of Sir Tim's Tattered Florals flower, which is mainly made up of Basic Grey Motifica papers (again, which I have had for oooh - years).
The flower has been finished with a central coffee coloured pearl. The back of the flower petals have been stamped with the same Crafty Individuals text which I have used on the Motifica BP.
The Gracious Lady has been layered onto black cardstock, with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo DI applied around the edges.
I coloured the cream lace with Antique Linen, added the Crafty Individuals swirls stamp to the BP, and that's about it really!!! Bet you're glad that's the end of that!!!
PS - I have waited 6 weeks for my TH Tattered Florals die - it arrived 2 days ago, so this is my first attempt at using it! Not the best TH flower, but it was great fun to make!!!!
Have a great week my lovely bloggers -


Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Sylvia! The paper piecing is brilliant (love the paper) and all the elements of the card work beautifully together. The TH flower is fab! xx

G Peplow said...

Hello again, he he he, I've often hit the wrong button! I love your card, gorgeous vintage theme and pretty pink colours, your flower is brilliant. Good luck with the challenge:D
I'm going to have a bash at this challenge, just adore Basic Grey papers!:D xx

cheryl said...

oh slyvia hun this really is amazing that iamge is so beautiful and the whole layout of the card is awesome hun,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Unknown said...

It's a gorgeous card Sylvia, and you would never know this is your first flower with TH die it is beautiful chum great make
Sarah xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a a beautiful card , i love the image and that flower is gorgeous
Lisa ;)

brenda said...

Stunning work Sylvie.

And I'm finding this tattered floral die quite addictive.

B x

Christina said...

Woww a gorgeous card Sylvia! Looks wonderfull!
Hugs Kristel

joanne wardle said...

oh that's gorgeous, I must check out that challenge

lisa said...

This is just stunning Sylvia. What an elegant lady and I see you've put your tattered florals to good use, they look gorgeous. I may be coming for a borrow!!!!
The papers are lovely and I love the CI stamping.
Hugs Lisax

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia wow this is gorgeous fab colours & image the flower die was worth waiting for brill creation.

smiles Christine xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia, thats a gorgeous card, the image is fabulous and your flower is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Sylvia! That is a real stunner! I love it! Beautiful vintage look and the colours are so beautiful.

RefRacBe said...

Lovely vintage card. Hope you do well in the challenge.

chris said...

Sylvia, this is just sooo stunning, I think its so very sophiticated and stunning.
hugs chris xx

Eileen said...

Hi Sylvia, I just fell in love with this card ...such elegant work .... a long wait for the TH die but as you say great fun to use and Oooooooo stunning results. It is one of my best buys....thank you so much for the kind comments you leave on my blog ....I value what you say as your work is outstanding. Hugs Eileen xxx

Claire Phillips said...

Really stunning Sylvia - fabulous paper piecing - her hat is perfect - love it! Still like my copics.....but the Promarkers are growing on me. Cheers Claire x

Sheila said...

Sylvia this is gorgoeus I love the vintage look to this, it's just stunning!.
Sheila xx

Duendes said...

You are such a talented and awesome artist I don't even have the words. You inspire on the darkest day! :<)

Wishing you a wonderful day today

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Sylvia this is beautiful, love your colouring and that flower is gorgeous, lovely papers too, hugs Liz xx

Chris said...

Totally gorgeous Sylvia, your paper piecing looks fantastic and perfect pattern with the stamp which is so elegant! Glad you joined us for this one and also for entering for the DT. Love and hugs, Chris xx

Yvonne Russell said...

Love this vintage card and the flower and paper piecing are gorgeous - all that wonderful details.

I'm a big fan of text stamped backgrounds, and yours really adds the finishing touch to this piece. Beautiful.

keineisteinek said...

Beautiful card. All the elements are exactly where they should be.

Annika said...

I can see why you love this image - so elegant and timeless. Love the old postcard look you achieved and that gorgeous flower!!

Isabelle Norris said...

Beautiful Card sylvia!
Thank you for adding/replacing the Craft Barn logo on your blog and for the kind comment you left on the blog.
Isabelle (@ the craft barn)

My name is Cindy said...

Just surfing for some inspiration and your blog caught ny eye. Lovely work, I especially like what you have done with this stamp which is also a favourite of mine. I will be back!! Off to enter your giveaway as well, you never know!

Larisa said...

so cute card!!! Love this paper!!! Great job!!!

kliaksa said...

Hi, Sylvia! As a beginer I am not familiar with the materials and techniques you described, but I read hte explanation with the great interest! And - your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the whole impression of it and every detail as well!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Sylvia! I love the colors you chose, the LO, and the oh so vintage look. Fantastic job! "Hugs" Carol

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow how beautiful is your card!
Stunning work!
kim x

Gini said...

She looks gorgeous in her Basic Grey hat and coat, very 1920's flapper girl, maybe she's Thoroughly Modern Millie!
Your tattered flower is a fab addition to your vintage card :-)

Jo Nevill said...

Beautiful card. I just love your paper pieced image and the papers you have used.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges and for entering our DT call.

Jo xx

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Sylvia, this sure has the WOW factor. Gorgeous vintage feel to this beautifully paper piced image and ooh your flower is TDF.
Nicola -x-

Cardmaking Galore said...

I like the flower you created!