Thursday, 16 June 2011

Vellum and Parchment Greetings

Just one photo? That makes a change for me. Well you see, I only had a chance to photograph things last Sunday and it was bucketing down with rain at the time. I've been busy ever since, so this is the best of the bunch.

Today is Colour Create Challenge day and the amazing Mina picked the colours of Grey, Blue and White with the optional extra of Vellum. We all had loads of fun with these colours. I got out my Kars Bling, Bling Doodles templates and did a little embroidery on the grey card stock in white and pale blue thread.

For the vellum option I tore the edges of one piece and wrapped it around the card.
The main image (Greetings by ARTish available from our sponsor The Pixie Cottage) was stamped in white stayzon onto parchment, I added blue to the petals on the reverse of the parchment using a pergamano pencil crayon and the edges of the petals were feathered with an embossing tool. Ice cool clear gems, a piece of ribbon and a best wishes sentiment finished this card off.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - Parchment
Pollycraft - Ribbon & Flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Distressed/Torn Edges
Magical Monday - Pick Two (Ribbon and Flower)
Frosted Design Fabulous Friday challenge - Stitching

There is some amazing inspiration on the Colour Create challenge blog, please take a look at the items the wonderful DT have made.

Last but certainly not least, we're saying a very sad farewell to our amazing Janiel. She's been a part of our little team for so long now and we will miss her so much! From the bottom of my heart I thank her for all the wonderful things she created for the challenge and for the incredible commitment and friendship she gave everyone. Take care hunni!

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Sharon said...

WOW a stunning card Sharon! Your flower looks amazing and the needlework is beautiful.

Sharon x

mia said...

Ohhhh...!!! what a lovely card!
I like the embroidery part most!!

Sylvia said...

Such a lovley card Sharon:-))
Love your use of vellum - fantastic!!

Have a nice day.


anne said...

i love what you have done here... it is a lovely inspiration.. the details in the floss to the blue bow to finish it off. great work..

Debgem said...

Just magnificent! I love parchment craft, but don't have the patience. The flower is beautifully done, ane embroidery detail is fab!

Judy Rozema said...

This is just gorgeous! Beautiful vellum and stitching~! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope you will join us again next week!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow gorgeous card hun, love the stitching so lovely and your soft colouring too is gorgeous, hugs Liz xx

rachel said...

Beautiful flower!!!!:) lovely card!

Di said...

Fabulous Sharon! love the tearing effect on the vellum and you flower is fab!
Hugs Di xxxx

Cazro said...

Such a beautiful card, the time spent has been worth while. Wonderful parchment and stitching work. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmaker's Spotlight. Caz

Sandy said...

This is gorgeous. I really must find my vellum -- I especially like the torn edges on vellum here. Thanks for playing with us at There's Magic in the Air.

Samantha said...

Wow this is stunning! love the colours its soooo stylish! Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha

Caroljenks said...

What a beautiful piece of art work! Absolutely beautiful!

Thanks for joining in with our 'Open Challenge' this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)
Good Luck.

Carol x

Chrissie said...

Goodness Sharon, this looks stunning and SO much work... just beautiful!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Sharon.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nancy Wethington said...

This is really beautiful! I can't imagine how long it took you to do that vellum stenciling. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

jackid said...

Sharon thankyou for joining in with my first challenge on CCM spotlight with a beautiful creation love it
Jacki xx

Anne said...

WOW! What a amazing card Sharon!!
And the embroidery is just beautiful ;)

Hugs from Anne

Julie said...

Wow Sharon - your stitching looks amazing and I love how you've used the vellum!! Gorgeous card - so creative! Hugs,Juliexx

Zoechaos said...

Stunning! XOXO Zoe

Melly said...

This is utterly stunning Parchment creation! I love the touch of blue!
Thanks for playing along with Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge!
Hugs Melly xxx

Carole of Brum said...

oh how pretty that vellum looks, I always forget how great it is on cards, must use it more often. Your card is gorgeous, that stitching is a brilliant touch. CoB

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your striking flower on vellum and your embroidery is perfect! Hugs,Lesley