Friday, 12 August 2011

Fabric or Felt

The Lily Pad have set a new challenge today to use "Felt or Fabric" on a card, I have been playing with this canvas fabric for a few days now, trying out various inks ready to make my Lavender Bags so this challenge came at the right time!!
After much experimenting with various inks I have found that Memento Dye based inks seem to leave a really crisp image.


As you can see I have used my favourite "Hydrangea" image from Hero Arts and the background is "Old Letter"  I added a few seed beads to the flower to give a little sparkle, the lace is all the way from France.  I picked up a few bits in the Antique Market in Nice and thought it finished the card perfectly. 
Just a quick post today.


P.S. My new blog header is inspired by my holiday!!

13 comments:

Nancy said...

This is sheer delight, Sally! I love the beautiful stamping on your fabric and the stitching is fantastic! Truly a lovely card design! I love your new blog header!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Lily Pad Cards.

Pia said...

This is so pretty Sally! Thanks for sharing your tips about the inks - I'll try memento inks very soon. Love your new header! ;) Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards.

Lisa said...

I LOVE the new blog header! It's nice to have a change once in a while- I just changed mine recently too. This is super pretty, Sally! Love the addition of the seed beads for texture and the side stitching too :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful! I love the stitching you did on the sides of the fabric Sally and that tiny piece of gorgeous lace is simply gorgeous!

Dawn said...

I love this card Sally. It really is so perfect. That fabric is just amazingly stamped.

diana said...

Lovely card! I enjoy reading your blog & like the new header, too. Thanks for sharing your creativity. ;-)

Lin said...

Oh so lovely, Sally - such a wonderful texture and so much detail, too! Well done! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards! And I LOVE your new header!

Deirdre said...

Wow, wow Sally- this is amazing. Hugs to you.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful blog header and beautiful card Sally!

Heather Maria said...

Wow this is a real beauty, Sally! The images look gorgeous stamped on fabric and I love all the special touches like the lace and beads!

Arlene said...

Beautiful! WOW!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful job, Sally!! Love the image on canvas!

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me! Thanks!