Saturday, 21 January 2012

wine country

Welcome to this weeks
This weeks theme is choosen by Francesca and is
Food and Drink.

Our sponser this week is The Stamping Boutique and the prize for the lucky winner is 3 Digi images of their choice. So go on and enter your card, you never know you may be the lucky one. Now on to my card. I have gone for a sepia collage type card, somthing I am having a new try at because I never seems to have much success with before, on a drink theme. The design is put on a landscape card with a simple stamp of leaves and grapes along the top stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut stain.
The rest of the images have been stamped, also using Walnut Stain, on to watercolour card. Then the have just had a little shading added using a brush and water. The Vineyard scene has just been cut out as a rectangle but the scalloped circle has been cut with a Spellbinder Die. They have then been distressed aroung the edge. The bottle and glass have just been cut out.
I have the taken 3 one inch squares of stampbord. I have inked up the stamp using Stazon Timber Brown, then choosing and interesting piece of the picture and with the stamp laying face up on your desk place the piece of stampbord on to that spot. I have done one square on each of the three stamps. I have then coloured them in using Whispers pens to add a bit of colour and make them sand out from the background. They are then placed of the background image so that the line up exactly. A simple sentiment layered onto chocolate coloured card finished this card off.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundae - Favourite Challenge Favourite Colour Combinations
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Favourite Colour
Crafty Ann's Challenge - What's New Pussy Cat
Stampalot Challenge - Monocromatic


  1. This is so very pretty Jan, such a Tuscan feel to this, you can just imagine sitting out on the veranda and enjoying the Tuscan heat.
    Have a lovely weekend and take care
    hugs Bridget :0) x

  2. adorable love the vintage feel to this gorgeous card
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. wow Love this card!! love the monochromatic tones ..just perfect
    I saw it on MIM and just had to take a closer look

  4. Hiya, I love this card! Just fits in perfectly with my theme this weekend! Just a drop of red wine to relax a bit! The layout and colours are just perfect!
    Debs X

  5. Opps forgot to say that I saw your creation on MIM
    Hugs Debs X

  6. Love the vintage look on your card Jan, very pretty, fabulous image.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  7. What an unbelievable project. The timber Stazon is a spectacular and perfect hue for this! I just love all the hard work you've put into this. So very striking!

    Thank you so much for playing at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  8. Beautiful card! lovely images :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  9. This looks soooo effective, love it! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  10. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  11. Wow beautiful stamping Jan. I love the vintage feel to your card and the stampbord squares are fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's challenge and good luck
    Claire xx

  12. This really lovely Jan, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  13. Hi Jan, lovely card and so effective those colours are..

  14. Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and thanks for entering my challenge at Secret crafter Saturday challenge


  15. Hi Janet,
    This is one of those cards that you can just sit & examine time & again. It looks gorgeous. I love it. Hope you're keeping well. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Big Hugs,
    Andie xx

  16. Such a lovely monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

  17. Wow! I love what you have done here - it's fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  18. You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  19. Well this card is successful with a capital S, it's lovely, well done you ! X


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