Saturday 18 May 2013

Variation on a theme

Having made the previous card:

I looked into the bin and found another piece that I'd discarded from yesterday. As with the previous one, this is the back of an unsuccessful gelli plate print - the side that had been brayered with the spare paint that had accumulated from spreading paint on the gelli plate.

I've shown the previous card again because I'm entering the two cards into City crafter 159: one stamp two ways - two projects using the same stamp image.

I stamped around the edge, once more using parts of a lovely little stamp that has been with me for years on my crafting journey and the Penny Black 'sparklers' in the middle, all inked with Elzybells sugar candy ink.

I've added some ribbon that I didn't even realise I'd got, three brads and a Creata textured rub on sentiment.

This is for:

Craft room: stamp your own background/background paper
Penny Black May: anything goes
Loves rubber stamps 52: May flowers
Paper playtime 10: buttons or brads
Bearly mine 86: lucky dip - I chose metal, ribbon and flowers
Crafty ribbons 45: no designer paper
AnMaCreatief 20: metal - brads
Pink by design: thank you
Perfect sentiments 79: spring thank you
Sparkles 44: monochromatic
Simon says: flower power
Inky linky 15
Fashionable stamping 47: anything goes
The rubber buggy 7: anthing goes
Sister act 7: anythging goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 140
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20


  1. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing this with us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and make sure to mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  2. A beautiful card, the background looks fantastic. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  3. This is totally gorgeous Hazel! I love the colours and everything about it.
    Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
    Dot x

  4. Gorgeous card, it is so elegant! Love the colors and the beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  5. Really pretty creation hun, love the colours & the ribbon is perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week & Sparkles this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Another beautiful card Hazel your colours seem to add depth and enhance the images. Thank you for joining us at the Craft-Room with these. XOXO Zoe

  7. Theses are absolutely fabulous!! Looks like you are having fun with your Gelli plate ... Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

  8. Love the reusing of a discarded card and making it into something so pretty. Love the brads inside the dandelions!Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper Playtime Button/brad challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  9. WOW !! I am impressed hazel! These are fabulous!!!!Thanks for joing us this week at CCCB :-)

  10. That is awesome, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  11. Gorgeous! My hands are itchy to try gelli plates too :) Thank you for joining us at CCCB! Hugs and happy day, Wendy

  12. Another gorgeous background! I'm going to have to look into this gelli printing! Thanks so much for playing along with the Pink by Design weekly challenge!

  13. Fab card...thanks for playing along with CRAFTY RIBBONS this week x carol

  14. What a beautiful card! I love the soft flowers! Thank you for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  15. What a lovely card. I really like the brads you used! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  16. Oh, Hazel, this is so beautiful! It's got such a fantastical feel to it, and I love the purple shades.

    Thanks so much for playing with us at City Crafter. :)

  17. Hi Hazel, this is absolutely beautiful, so chic and stylish and I just love the colours you have used. Thanks so much for taking part in Craft Room Challenge, and good luck with the draw, Julia. xxx

  18. So gorgeous. Love the colors and your image and layout. Thanks for joining us at Pefect Sentiment this week. Good luck.

  19. Lovely card! Thanks for participating in the Sister Act Card Challenge!!

  20. Amazing work on your card, thank you for joining us at The Rubber Buggy Challenge.

  21. A lovely card

    Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our "Monochromatic" challenge

    Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon

    Ang x


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