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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Stampman Challenge - Celebrations




Here is my entry for the latest Stampman Challenge.
I'm a little late with this one because I have been away.
I went for a really long weekend to my sister's in Stamfordham, Northumberland. (Just outside Newcastle) I went up & back by train & we had a fabulous girly weekend. I took lots of photos along the way to use at some point.

This card is a commission for someone who has just given it to a friend for her 21st Birthday.
My brief was Vintage/Black & Gold/Lace/Roses/butterflies/Pearls.
I had to dye the lace with Antique Linen Distress ink to get the shade I wanted.
The paper is from Paper Cellar, I went with this for the gold & grey colour scheme black was too heavy. Bookplate & Bird Cage, TH die cuts, Butterflies, Memory Box. Bird - Papermania Stamp. Key & Lace, Ribbon Girl. Pearls & roses from my own stash along with the gems. I was extremely proud with how this one turned out.
I did another 21st in similar colours a few months ago but the photos just didn't turn out very well at all as my camera was in one of its funny moods. It does need upgraded & hopefully that will be after Xmas. Our trip back to France comes first!!!!

8 comments:

Buttons said...

Such a beautiful card and I bet the recipient will be thrilled. Glad to hear you had such a lovely break. Doesn't it recharge the batteries?! Hugs, Buttons x

Carol Q said...

wow Paula - you've excelled yourself. gorgeous card. love that background paper and the Memory Box butterflies never fail to they? the lace finishes it off beautifully, lovely old worlde feel.

Chris said...

Gorgeous card, Paula. It contains all things I love :o) and the colour scheme is lovely

lisa said...

What an elegant card, Paula. I love the birdcage and butterflies. It'll be treasured as a 21st card I'm sure.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time.

I'm glad you had a great break.

Hugs Lisax

Zoe Sanderson said...

Ooh my what a fabulous card this is, so much to look at and admire. thank you for joining us at The Stamp Man XOXO Zoe

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulos card you have created. I love the colour scheme and elements you have used xx

Trish Latimer said...

Love this, so delicate and feminine! The butterflies are beautiful!

LindaS said...

Wonderful card. I especially like the butterflies on the birdcase.