Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Newspaper flower!!

 Just a quick post today as I am feeling a little under the weather, I have a small bug that's currently travelling through work , unfortunately its the price I pay for working in a Junior school.  Small children are notorious for spreading bugs.......

This card is inspired by Kathy's colour palette over at The Lily Pad,  the flower is made by stamping my Hero Arts newspaper background onto light card and distressing with Old Paper and Vintage Photo.  Its then cut with a flower sizzix die and held together with a brad.  The background is also Hero Arts, I have coated the stamp with Scattered Straw and Bundled Sage Distress Stains and stamped onto white paper, next I tore the paper and distressed with some ink.









I am also entering this card in the current Hero Arts challenge "Fabulous Flowers"

I am off to bed now, hopefully I will feel better tomorrow!!

18 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Feel better soon Sally, missing you! I really love the flower you made!

Anette said...

Gorgeous card, Sally, you really did an awsome job on that color combo! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Nancy said...

So sorry you aren't feeling well, Sally. Sending you lots of get well wishes! Your card is so full of vintage style goodness...I love the neutral colors and the lovely aged-look flower! Thanks for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!

Pam W Merwin said...

It is a fabulous flower - I will have to try this - love it!

Betty said...

really pretty card sally!! love the color combo and you made a fantastic card with it. feel better and hope you win!

Lisa said...

Holy cow! Love what you've done with this flower!! Stunning :)

joy said...

Love this card, Sally! Great design!

Barb said...

Wow, Sally - I've never seen the Newspaper Flower look more beautiful! Fab idea - gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Lily Pad Cards! :)

AnitaRex said...

OH Sally I AM SMITTEN with your newspaper flower! The colors and your shading is perfect!!! Such a pretty card!

Brenda said...

Oh these colors are so beautiful and I love your flower Sally! I hope you feel better very soon! Kids and their bugs!

Kathy said...

My oh my Sally this is DELICIOUS!!!!!!! Love your yummy flower with all the layers and your inked background is georgous!!! So happy that you are playing along with Lily Pad's Color Challenge. Hugs, Kathy

Kathy said...

Hummm I don't see my comment :(

Dawn said...

sorry to hear you're not feeling 100% Sally. Get better soon... what a delightful card. Love the soft colours and your beautiful flowers.

onecraftymama said...

Feel better soon, Sally! I know I'm glad this is Riley's last year in elementary as it means he'll stop bringing home quite so many germs to share :/
I love the dimension of the big flower- the inking's perfect! And the little curly-qs are adorable :)

Lin said...

Sally, I love the way you made this flower, out of a background stamp! Great thinking and wonderful results! As always, I'm so glad you played with us again at the Pond! Sure do hope you're feeling better soon.

donna mikasa said...

So pretty, Sally! That flower is gorgeous! Hope you are feeling better. My daughter is also a teacher and has to deal with germies all the time! Take care!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sorry you were feeling poorly, Sally - guess that's when you're extra creative - LOL! Love this flower card - so pretty with the torn papers and layers!

Deborah said...

Get well soon, sister-girl! This card is stellar (You got one of my votes, babe)!