Sunday, 24 February 2013

Fashionable Stamping - Red, Black and Brown.

Hi lovely bloggers - sorry I haven't been around for a couple of weeks - a rather nasty chest infection has left me with very little energy, or the inclination to create. The antibiotics have more or less worked their magic now, and it's great to be crafting again.

 My card is for the challenge at Fashionable Stamping. and the talented DT would like us to use Red, Black and Brown - not a combination I have ever used before, but it's good to try something new!

Stamps - 
New York Diva from Hampton Art,
Postcard, Sentiment, and Background Text from Crafty Individuals.
All stamps inked with Archival Coffee.

Black cardstock and SU Real Red cardstock.
Distress Inks - Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
Copic Markers
Machine stitching
TH Ideology metal corner
Black lace from stash.
Distressing on Postcard and edges of main image.

Thanks for popping by, and a happy hello to my new followers!

Hubby and I will be setting off somewhere warm in a couple of days, so I
promise to visit my lovely blogging friends when I return. 
Update - 12th March - just returned from holiday to a very 
pleasant surprise - my card is in the Top 3 at Fashionable Stamping -
thank you so much to the DT ladies!

Love to all ~


Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sylvia just love the image and how you have coloured your you addition of the gorgeous lace


Sasha said...

Gorgeous, Sylvia! Love the deep lush colours, and black lace, which goes so perfectly with her beautifully coloured dress .
Enjoy a fabulous holiday! Hope you have lots of lovely wam sunshine! xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful Sylvia,love the image and fab

Anonymous said...

Hi Sylvia, sorry you've not been well but I'm glad you're on the mend. A lovely trip to somewhere warm will help you improve further, I'm sure!

Well, what a STUNNING creation today!! I would never have thought that colour combination could look so good. Fabulous work!

Have a lovely holiday!

Kathleen said...

I have to be honest and say that this is not my type of card but I can certainly appreciate all the work that has gone into and the fabulous colouring and stitching.
Sorry you have not been well and I hope that you have a great break in the sun. By the way will miss you at in the Pink.

Kath x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, love your fab colouring and the gorgeous details.
Hope you're better now hun.

Donna x

nnalorac said...

i love your card Sylvia, the colours, and image are gorgeous. Have a lovely few days away, could do with a bit of Sun myself, awhile to wait i think! Carolxx

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful card, super design and love that lace. xx Flora

Sally H said...

oh wow, Sylvia! That is Gorgeous! Love the touch of black lace and your colouring is amazing! Love it!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Stunning Sylvia ! The image is so beautiful and I realize you have added beautiful lace, but the dress looks 'real'too. The colours are rich, it works so well. Hugs, Shirleyx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

ps... enjoy your vacation :)

coops said...

so stunning sylvia.really love the image and gorgeous striking colours.
have a great holiday.

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia
You have used this colour recipe to create a beautiful card love your ink distressing too, and a fabulous image and colouring also..
Sorry to here about this nasty chest infection great to know you are feeling better chum, take care..
Lots Hugs Sarah xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Sylvia, so sorry to hear you have been so unwell. Its good to hear you are on the mend now, Hopefully the warm break will do you the world of good.
Love the card, what an odd combination of colours to tackle :0 You have worked wonders with them clever lady xxxxx
Will miss you over at Pink :(
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Beryl said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the image the fab black lace and the inky distressing. Hope you have a lovely holiday.
Beryl xx

brenda said...

How very striking your card looks Sylvia the black lace really draws the eye to the image.

Enjoy the sunshine.

B x

G Peplow said...

HI Sylvia, So sorry to hear that you've been unwell hope you're feeling better now:0)
Your card is beautiful, I love the elegant antique feel and the lace is simply perfect on it, big hugs Gay xx

RefRacBe said...

Glad you are feeling better. The lace adds a lovely glamorous feel to the card. Have a wonderfully holiday. Rachel.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card with great detail. Love the lady and the use of the lace. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia

Loving the look you have achieved here.

That is one fantastic image and the touches of black and the lace are gorgeous.

Fabulous colouring and shading. Love it!!

Love Jules xx

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Sylvia I love your image and the black lace looks gorgeous with the image. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Dee said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia, love the colours so rich and elegant. Dee x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Sylvia, you've really worked these colour well. Love the background for you Diva.
Avril xx
p.s. thanks for joining us at FSC this time.

Ellie Knol said...

A beautiful card with a lot of beautiful details.
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.
xxx Ellie xxx

Duendes said...

My sweet friend,
the card is fabolous...
I wish you a wonderful day of woman.

Claire Phillips said...

Hope you enjoyed your break and had fabulous weather. We are back to snow in Largs, it's bizarre one minute gorgeous sunshine, the next fluffy snow! Fabulous card as always and the lace and image sit so well together - fantastic! Cheers Claire x

G Peplow said...

Hello my lovely friend, Welcome back, I hope you've had a brilliant holiday! Congrats on your card being in the top three, well deserved, hugs Gay xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Sylvia, Hope you had a lovely break and are now feeling much better. Miss your Lovely Creations.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sylvia. Gorgeous card. Thank you for visiting my blog. I have just spotted you are on the CB Network.
Have a lovely Easter.
Florence xx