Sunday, 28 March 2010

Two cards and two challenges

I really love this new stamp from Hero Arts and have been trying to think of different ways to use it. For a few weeks now I have been hunting round all the charity shops in the UK looking for some old sheet music and yesterday I was lucky enough to find some. I wanted the card to look vintage so I distressed the music paper before I resist embossed it. I think I slightly overheated the embossing powder and the image is not very clear, even so I am happy with the finished result. I also added some seed beads to the poppy centres (these beads are my favourite at the moment) . Added the lace and a prima flower for texture. This is another card for the current Caardvarks challenge.
Supplies: Stamps Hero Arts.
This my entry for this week challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers Blog, I found an Easter Egg shape wooden blank at my local craft shop and used it as a template. Dry embossed the background shape. The Daffodils, background paper and butterfly are digital images.
Supplies: Daffodils from Squigglefly. Butterfly is Hero Arts. Paper is Vinnie Pearce
Here are a couple more photos of Rome, look at this lovely display of flowers, my photograph does not really do it justice as the colours were really beautiful.


Look at this fun shot, they were working on a building in the city and I noticed this through the archway, looks like the van is going to be squashed at any minute!!!

17 comments:

Sanne said...

oh wow Sally - that popy-card is fab!!!! and you Easter egg - stunning! Gorgeous colors in both...

Lin said...

Welcome home, Sally! Love both your cards today - so glad you found some music paper! :)

Lythan said...

those cards are both so beautiful Sally. And I love that last photo!

dustypenny said...

So glad you found some vintage music, Sally! Great cards!

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Sally gorgeous cards!!! I have such a thing about music paper at the moment so am impressed that you managed such a great find! Jo x

Jane said...

Gorgeous cards!

Virginia L. said...

You did a FABULOUS job on both cards! Love your use of the lace and all the details are gorgeous! GREAT find of the vintage music notes,too! I love the fun shots in Rome...(I wouldn't want to see my car underneath the heavy structure...)! Yes, my son David's trip was jam-packed with places to visit (would have been too much for me!)

chelemom said...

WOW! These cards are GORGEOUS!!! Love the stamped image on the music paper! Love the egg shaped card!!!

Kelly Booth said...

Gorgeous cards Sally...Love that Poppy one Especially!! Hugs.....

donna mikasa said...

Saw your cards on Flickr but came to your blog for a closer look. Love the poppies on the music paper and that egg is just too cute! You have great props, too! Thanks for sharing more pictures from Rome....

Vanessa said...

Beautiful cards. :)

AnitaRex said...

Cute! I am glad you found some sheet music!

Suzanne C said...

Love the poppy card! The music background is wonderful and the poppy attached to the front is a beautiful touch! The egg is adorable and love the dafodils. Thanks for sharing your pictures form Rome, they are fantastic!

Vanessa said...

Love your music background!! Perfect with the lace! And this daffodils card is gorgeous, too!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Alice Wertz said...

wow! beautiful cards, Sally! love them both!

Kathy said...

Fab cards Sally - I do love to see what you've been making. The Rome photos are fab too - you're making me wish for a holiday, though!

Lynda said...

I adore your poppy card Sally... and that is a real egg shaped card so much better than my hand drawn creation lol - love the texture and the daffodils. Fab!

Love Lynda xxx