Sunday, 2 October 2011

Floral Christmas

Yep - still making for Christmas and still doing vintage! Yesterday I really struggled to get the mojo going so today I decided to turn back to my Craft Stamper magazines for inspiration and after leafing through a few I came across a design that I thought would work with some new kanban stamps I bought at a bargain price from E-bay!  
After applying antique linen distress stain to some plain cream paper I stamped the script stamp in walnut stain and then used frayed burlap over a Tim Holtz mask. I stamped the poinsettias, coloured wiht distress inks, cut them out so I ended up with five individual flowers and layered them up with a couple of leaves. A touch of stickles to finish and there's another card to add to the stockpile.

I'm entering this over at Allsorts where the challenge is to use flowers and at Fashionable stamping where the ladies are asking for vintage.

Well it's back to work tomorrow then, hope you've all enjoyed the weekend - I know then sun is lovely but I do hope it cools down a bit !  Esther xx


  1. well hun your mo jo has not let you down as this is just gorgeous work hun really beautifully detailed love the flower,hugs cherylxxxx

  2. Love this Esther especially how you have done the background, very clever. I've got to make a 60th card for the other half by Friday, I aint a clue what I am going to do, suggestions greatfully received lol. Julia xxx

  3. Super card Esther, I love the colouring on your flowers and the vintage look background. Jean x

  4. A wonderful card Esther, I love the background and the lovely flowers.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. It all worked beautifull on this card Esther and the inking through the mask looks just like an expensive DP.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

    B x

  6. Stunning card, gorgeous soft background and brilliant use of the mask. Such a contrast with those fabulous flowers.
    Thanks for joining us a Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  7. What a brilliant project Esther! Thank you so much for entering it in my flower challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  8. A lovely card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  9. This is gorgeous Esther. Really love those poinsettias and your background is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining Fashionable Stamping's vintage challenge again and wishing you luck.
    Fliss xx


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