Sunday, 13 March 2011


Hi lovely Bloggers - hope you are having a relaxing weekend, and some sunshine in your part of the world.
S0 - another Sunday, another Challenge, and at  Sentimental Sundays this week we would like you to Go Green - either use the colour green, or recycle something (or both)! As always, there are prizes to be won, and freebie sentiments too. Pop over to SS for all the details and some fab. ideas from the DT.
The challenge immediately brought to mind images of green fields and wild flowers, which is quite a happy coincidence as I bought this Hero Arts "Blooming Meadow" stamp recently (plus a few other things!), when I spent the voucher I won from
The Stamp Man (Thanks so much Jill and the DT).
White card from Stampin Up.
The beautiful digi sentiment is from Ann Vento at Raindrop Echo Designs, printed directly onto the card.
The flower panel was created by stamping the image twice onto a separate peice of white card, using Versamark Ink, then heat embossing with White powder, which creates a "resist" when inks are applied over the image.

The top edge was roughly torn, then Distress Inks were applied with a Tim Holtz Blending Tool - colours: Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Mustard Seed.
The piece was then spritzed with a mixture of water and Green Patina Perfect Pearls (which doesn't show up in the photo)!!
The flowers were wiped over with kitchen tissue to remove excess ink , and the panel was attached to the base card.
Linen twine (from SU) was added, and a small butterfly which was created with a Wendy Vecchi butterfly stamp (from "Natures Art" set) stamped with Olive Green Staz-on onto white shrink plastic which had firstly been inked with Spiced Marmalade DI.
After shrinking, and curving it whilst warm (nearly burnt my fingers off), I coloured butterfly edges and some of the spots, with Cadmium Orange Copic then added a teeny bit of Glamour Dust.
I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Meljens Designs - Green,
Update 21st March - my card won 1st prize at Meljens Designs - whoo-hoo!
Sir Stampalot - Spring is in the Air,
Lets Ink It Up - Embossing.
Did I hear someone snoring"?? Well, it was a bit of a loooong Post today - sorry!!
Love to all, and have a happy week ~


martina's kaartjes said...

this one is very pretty ! love it ! great idea, thanks for sharing,
greetings, martina

Christine L said...

Twasn't me snoring...... I promise! I LOVE your card..... very nice use of the resist technique!
Christine x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card Sylvia and the white resist is stunning. You've used my fave DIs too.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Sylvia - this is beautiful. Hope some of your talent rubs of on me next week lol
I love the hills and the flowers are just beautiful.
Lisa x

Vicki said...

Wow Sylvia, this is beautiful, just loving how you've created those green fields. Hope you're having a lovely weekend, we have glorious sunshine here today (yay!)

Vicki x

brenda said...

Hi Sylvia

This is just stunning.

The torn top edge lends itself totally to the meadow theme you wanted to capture, which you have done brilliantly.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

lisa said...

I don't know what you were worrying about, Sylvia, this is stunning. I love the colours and it certainly does look like a Spring meadow. The ripped edges work brilliantly.
Isn't the weather lovely today. I hope it lasts.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Hugs Lisax

Nannieflash said...

Oh Sylvia that is stunning, I do love the way youve done the scene its gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Unknown said...

Fantastic embossing, love it. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne x

Tracy said...

An Outstanding and Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

What a beautiful creation Sylvie,you are so talented:) Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Claire Phillips said...

Absolutely beautiful Sylvia - that torn edge is perfection as is the resist - stunning!Fabulous sentiment. Cheers Claire x

Dee said...

Lovely card Sylvia, BTW I've also got the gracious lady stamp from Hero Arts, but I love the way you you've done it below. Dee xx

Dorcas said...

Gorgeous card, Sylvia!!

Gini said...

Happy Sunday Sylvia!
Beautifully done resist as always Sylvia, love that stamp and the torn edge really looks like hills!
What you suffer for your art eh?
But don't all the great artists suffer for their art??!!

RefRacBe said...

Great card, Sylvia. I like the way you have created the flowers. The resist technique is very effective.

Mari said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the torn edge - and the sentiment (which I have, but it's a different size/font) goes perfectly with this card.

cheryl said...

oh hun,this is just brilliant love that technique which you have mastered to perfection,hugs cheryl xxxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This is a stunning card, hun! Beautiful embossing and such a clever use of DIs ;) I am speachless! x

Anita said...

Beautiful card and I love the white embossing. Thank you for joining in the Meljen's Designs Challenge this week.

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, I love that sentiment :)
Have a great week.

chris said...

wow so elegant amd beautiful sylvia. so very special. hugs chris xx

Mina said...

oh wow Sylvia what an amazing piece of work...I love every single thing about it
Mina xxx

Brenda Brown said...

This is such a fantastic card Sylvia. I love the colours, the stamping and the embossing adds real dimension to the overall effect.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Let's Ink It Up.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow! A fabulous spring creation! I love it! That torn edge is inspired! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Sharon said...

Really nice how created the meadow effect with the hills, and the resist embossing is perfect!

Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up embossing challenge.
Sharon G.

CraftinGranny said...

OMG Sylvia, this is stunning! Such a beautiful creation with the embossing and the colors. I love it! Stop by when you get a chance and sign up for my blog-anniversary candy. There will be more to come as we get closer to the date. "Hugs" Carol

G Peplow said...

Hi there Sylvia, your card is beautiful, I love the colours you've chosen and the resist technique is perfect here. A very sophisticated card with a great sentiment, love it. Hope you're having a gorgeous sunny day:0) xxx

Duendes said...

hello dearest friend,
Your work gets better and better,I love them all.
big hugs

Francesca said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month
And Good luck!


Cheryl said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

Fleur said...

OMG this is stunning
Hugz Fleur xXx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Love the resist technique!!!!!! Beautiful!! Thanks for joining Let's Ink It Up's embossing challenge!

Tammy xox

Tameko said...

Fabulous card. So many beautiful elements.

Lisa said...

Georgeous! Thanks for playing with MelJen's this week!


Nicole said...

Congratulations! You are our Random Winner at Meljen's Designs last week! Be sure to email me with your three digi-picks!

Hope to see you again this week!

Meljen's Designs DTC

Minxy said...

Absolutely stunning :D

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Sylvia, love your resist stamping and gorgeous sentiment.
Nicola -x-