Thursday, February 26, 2009

Flourishes Tuesday challenge -using vellum

Well, when I saw that my friend, Silke, was hosting this week's Tuesday Flourishes challenge (FLLC04) I knew I had to play along. Well, I try to play along each week, but made an effort for Silke!

And this card WAS an effort. The challenge you ask? TO USE VELLUM! Yick! This medium is so tricky to use. I stamped on it, which may have been my downfall. It seems like ink never dries on vellum and I must have had to do the stamping at least 4 times and had to redo my image 3 times cause of smearing -rolleyes!

This caused me great frustration and the card didn't turn out like I imagined, but it's done and I like the understated result. I used the Spring Ephemerals and Many Sentiments for this card. The DP is a piece of Ruby Stella by Basic Grey. You can tell in the pic, but I painted the flower blooms with Angel Wings Shimmerz.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Spring Ephemerals, Many Sentiments
Paper - Black, baroque burgundy, old olive, white, vellum and DP
Ink - Baroque Burgundy, old olive, black
Accessories - shimmerz, cuttlebug swiss dots EF, old olive grosgrain, black brads

Thanks for stopping by!

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12 comments:

  1. Soooo beautiful, Michelle...I love that image and what a cool way to use the vellum!!! Awesome work, missy!!!

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  2. Your efforts were well worth it! IT turned out gorgeous!!!

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  3. Michelle, this is wonderful!!!! Great colors and love your vellum sentiment!!! Thanks so much for playing the FTTC!!!!

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  4. Michelle, this is gorgeous, I love the sentiment stamped in vellum over the image.

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  5. This is so, so pretty, Michelle!!! Will surely brighten someone's day! :)

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  6. Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! I LOVE it!

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  7. beautiful card, very elegant, sue.x

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  8. Oh - Michelle - I'm soooo sorry to hear you went thru all this trouble!!! Let me tell you - it was worth it, because this is truly GORGEOUS AND SO ELEGANT!!!

    Thank you soooo much for playing along...I promise you will like my next round much better - he,he,he!!! Hugs ~S~

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  9. How GORGEOUS girlie! LOVE the vellum and the BEAUTIFUL colors on this!! WOWSA!! LOVE your Twilight blinkie too!!! Hugs!

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  10. Michelle this is simply gorgeous!!! It may have been a struggle for you - but you'd never have guessed! So elegant and the vellum looks wonderful!!!

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  11. You might think *yick* but I'm oohing and aahhing over this card!! Beautiful, Michelle!!!

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  12. Michelle this is gorgeous, love it.

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