Saturday, 9 June 2012

With a flourish

Hi lovely bloggers,

I don't know where this week has gone - I haven't done a post since last week's LIM challenge and I am so behind in my commenting - I will try and do catchup tonight and tomorrow!

On then to this week's Less is More Challenge - it's a one layer week and the added requirement is to "use a flourish".







I have used a Tim Holtz stamp which is called "Flourish" - I stamped it with Archival black then masked it and inked on top with Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade & Peacock Feathers DI's. I then added a touch of white gel pen for highlights then gold embossed a sentiment over the top.



a better pic of the embossing
Okay, I'm off now to have a peek at the other entries.

Thanks for coming to visit and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Suze xx


43 comments:

Zoƫ said...

Stunning card Suze and that gold embossed sentiment just pops right out and gives a real luxe look. Zx

Cheryl said...

OH Hun,this is just brilliant,just love this,super design,hugs Cherylxx

craftattack said...

Great card, lovely colours! Hugs, Valerie

florenceandfreddie said...

Gorgeous card Suze. Love the colours and the embossed sentiment is such a lovely touch.
Regards Florence xx

Jenni's Jems said...

What can I say but those are really gorgeous colours and the sentiment done in gold just pops off the page! Brill x

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamps and colours and that gold sentiment adds a beautifull touch :)

Marijke said...

beautiful card, love the colors you used

Katina said...

Wow, that's what I call a flourish!! Gorgeous card.
xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
Your colour choice is perfect for the flourish stamp which reminds me of a peacock's feather.
Very elegant.
Wishes
Lynne

Chrissie said...

Lovely colour mix here Suze!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Suze

What a great card love what you've done colours work so well together.

Tina
X

Diane said...

Beautiful CAS, the colour mix is perfect.
Diane

Jeannie said...

Lovely colours and I almost used that stamp too! Jeannie x

Margaret said...

Fabulous Suze!
Margaret x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Suze,, Great card, I love the gold embossed sentiment it finishes the card beautifully, lovely design, xxx

Carole said...

Suze, your card is stunning! I adore all the colours you used.

Lynn said...

Simply stunning - love the collage and colour blends. Lynn x

Mandi said...

fabulous inking Suze
Love the colours and that 'love' across is inspired

Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Loli said...

Hola Suze, the background colouring is fabulous and your stamp is very beautiful, gorgeous card Suze.
A hug from Palma

Vicky Hayes said...

What a stunner Suze! I love the colours you've used for this fabulous background which give a mother of pearl sort of feel, and the gold embossed sentiment is perfect over the top. Vicky x

Kimberley said...

Stunning colours Suze and I love the placement of your sentiment.

Linby said...

Great card, I love the way you used the sentiment,I've got these but not thought of using them like this.
Linbyx

M said...

That gold really pops! Beautiful! M x

Kathyk said...

A GORGEOUS combination of images, colours and layers - gr8 job

Kathyk

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A wonderful combination of colours Suze, and I love how you've over-stamped the embossed sentiment.
Sylvia x

Victoria said...

Brownie points for you using a stamp called 'flourish'!! I love the colour combination you've used which looks amazing with the gold embossing.

Anne said...

Ooh what lovely colours for your background!

Rosemary said...

GORGEOUS card, suze!! love the touch of gold embossing!

Willy said...

What a beauty, Suze!

Aileen said...

Gorgeous background. Super inking and I love the stamps. x

KatzElbows said...

Great colour choice. And I love the way you have the sentiment spilling off the edges. Brilliant composition.

cheers,
rachel

Berni Cuttino said...

Drop dead gorgeous. Love the technique. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

Susan said...

Suze, your card is FABULOUS! I love those colors...and I love the flourishes you've stamped. Well done!!

Meadie said...

Fabulous card - I love your colours and the embosssing is great, hugs x x

Julie said...

Lovely effect with the stamp choice and colours. Great card.

shirley-bee said...

I love your card, it's so rich yet the colours are so delicate.

Diane said...

Gorgous. I love what you have done with the sentiment.

Beth said...

Wow this is gorgeous, I love the gold embossed sentiment across the middle.

Love Beth xx

Claudia said...

Hi Suze, that's a fantastic creation. Great colours and great combination. Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

baileyrosy said...

Dont you just love the names of the inks !!! Fab card and the colours are just gorgeous but that beautiful gold sentiment really steals the show how clever of you ! Suze thanks for all your lovely comments they make me crack up !!

Marie

Zippy said...

Wow! Stunning card and fab colours! xxx

Deanna said...

Awesome card love the colors!

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