Sunday, 4 November 2012

Musical Stampings

Hello all, well after a week off for me from Fashionable Stamping, it’s my first time to choose the theme for our fortnightly challenge – and I've picked musical. As always we need to see some stamping on your entry  -  DIGI stamps are NOT allowed. Our sponsor Marina from Cottage Crafts is allowing the winner to choose anything from her shop up to the value of €7 + postage and packing.  I've combined music with Christmas to try and get some of my Christmas cards made as I'm not getting on very well with them !
I used distress inks, masks and stamps to create a background and then layered on some Christmas Carol manuscript, die cuts and scraps of embossed glassine paper. I added aged ivory embossing enamel to the corners and then wished I hadn't – but it was too late by then and I didn't have time to start again! Esther18
The main image is a Le Blanche stamp (one of a set of four I got from E-Bay!) I’ve again coloured with Distress inks and then used Picket fence distress marker to highlight before adding some glitter to the edges.
I hope you join us for a fortnight of musical creativity and look forward to visiting your blogs. Don’t forget to visit my team mates for some glorious inspiration! Esther xx
I’m sharing my card here also -


  1. A fabulous challenge and a wonderful card Esther. You and me both chose La Blanche and Christmas lol.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  2. great creation
    thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight
    hugs kelly

  3. Your lovely creation has got a really ethereal feel to it Esther and I think the colours used chosen work perfectly.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, hope your weather's a bit brighter than ours,it's coming down in bucketloads.

    B x

  4. Hi there; your vintage blog and vintage card for our challenge are bort great! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Crafty Ribbons,

    Charlotta / La Vikinga

  5. How beautiful and vintage looking is your card, love the use of the picket fence and the delicate sparkles. xx

  6. A wonderful card with great layers. Fantastic color scheme.

  7. Gorgeous card, love the backgrounds as well. Thanks for a super challenge theme.

  8. I love the subtle colours on your main image and the layered effect background.

  9. I like the enameled corners it gives some great texture. xx

  10. Beautiful card and images! Love the layers and the embossed corners! Great theme you chose! Happy Sunday!

  11. Love the vintagey feel Esther. The background layering looks so different and amazing! I could look at this for ages.
    Dot x

  12. This is beautiful Esther. Love the gorgeous image and all the textures (including those corners lol) and really enjoyed your challenge theme.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  13. Gorgeous card, love the shabby chic look of it. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons in our Christmas challenge.
    Dawn xx

  14. Hi Esther, Love the vintage feel to this card, and I think the embossed corners look fabulous and give great texture.
    Avril xx

  15. Beautifully composed Esther! The Holidays are coming fast. Have a great week. Best, Yvonne

  16. A fabulous card Esther, great colours and design.
    xxx Hazel.

  17. This is lovely Esther, I'm addicted to this shabby embossing enamel, it's beautiful, and I love the highlighting with the picket fence.

    Maria xxxxx

  18. Gorgeous - love the vintage sepia tones of the central image, but then the blast of colour from the background is like the trumpets really resounding! Fab challenge - thank you for the theme and the inspiration!
    Alison x

  19. I love these stamps and how you have used them. Thank you for entering into the Happy daze challenge this month. x

  20. Esther, your work continues to inspire, please come over to my blog, I have a little surprise for you.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  21. Hi Esther such a creative piece, so very elegant and peaceful looking with beautiful colour tones.

    Hugs Shirkley x x

  22. Can you believe it can't even spell my own name, me thinks it looks better than the normal spelling.

    Hugs Me x x (didn't like to try another attempt at writing it lol).

  23. Hi Esther,
    Gorgeous image & card. I think the embossed corners look great! Love your vintage blog background. Thanks for joining LLC for our Christmas challenge in November and sorry about my late visit!



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