Sunday, 9 January 2011

Diamonds are Forever

Being Sunday, there is a new SundayStamper challenge - with a theme of Diamonds - in whatever form we like.

So, I found some diamond patterned paper from my shabby vintage stack - I can't seem to stop using this stack now! and made a card using some grungepaper flowers. I covered it with a thin layer of gesso to lighten the colour of the paper a little.

 All stamps are by Wendy Vecchi and inks are distress inks in crushed olive, roken china & faded jeans.
This flower reminds of "Little Weed" from the Flowerpot Men - even though she was a yellow sunflower - which is really showing my age!!
Turned the flash off for this close up, it's made the base flower look quite orange, but it IS crushed olive!
I always seem to stamp this "imagine" crooked, no matter how straight the stamp looks on the block, lol!
Used some scraps of grungepaper to layer up and add dimension to the blue flower.


flutterbycrafter said...

Ooooo this is lovely xx

Janet said...

gorgeous card
Janet x

Tracy Evans said...

This is the paper I was going to use too LOL, love the dimensional flower, very effective Helen. Tracy x

Netty said...

Am so loving your flower Helen. Brill. Annette x

Elizabeth said...

Love this card - so clever to use the paper for the diamond theme. Sadly, I'm old enought to remember 'Weed' too :( Your flower is lovely. Elizabeth x

Lori said...

Very cool! Love those two flowers put together, genius idea! Very cool card! Oops, I think I repeated myself, there. lol.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card Helen, loving the pumpkin flower in the middle .. thanks forjoining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Lesley said...

Hi Helen,
Thank you so much for popping into my blog after such a long break and leaving such lovely comments. I really appreciate it.
It's weird being back lol!
This is such a lovely card - good composition.
Your style has changed a bit over the months I think. I like it!
love and hugs
Lesley x

Anonymous said...

This is a fab little card Helen! I always stamp things crooked on purpose, can't go wrong then! Lol! x