Monday, 22 February 2010

Simply Sepia

As I've had a couple of extra days off work this week I thought I would try some new challenges. I found Creative Inspirations through blog-hopping and this week they are looking for cards using only the colour Sepia.

The background paper is by Graphic 45 and I distressed it around the edges and inked it with Walnut Stain D.I. Then I cut a strip from a scrap of Kraft card and ran it through the cuttlebug in the Victoria embossing folder and gave it a light inking with Versafine Vintage Sepia. I made another border strip with brown Bazzill card and edged with the MS doily punch and attached a brown spotty ribbon. The stamped image is one I've had for a few years and again I used Vintage Sepia ink and coloured the flower in her hair with chalk. I cut out the circle using a nestie and embossed and inked around the edge with Walnut Stain and Antique Linen D.I.
By this time, I had realised that I didn't have any more brown Bazzill to layer the image onto so I had to fall back on Plan B, and found some ancient brown mulberry paper which I tore into, to give it an aged look. Finally, I added a rub-on sentiment up the side.

All materials came from my stash, I am trying to use stuff that I have had for ages so I have room for new things. My craft room is a very small box room and full up to the gunwales
as it is. Last week I bought a great new filing cabinet from Lidl for all my cardstock and cuttlebug accoutrements, (only £29.99) so now I am slightly more organised and it doesn't take so long to find what I am looking for as I have colour coded the drawers.

Another dreadful day for taking photo's, I'm so fed up with all this rain.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Fiona x


  1. WOW what a stunning card!! You rocked this challenge!!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations.
    hugs, Janiel

  2. Hi Fiona
    Fantastic card love those colour and of course your perfect stamping. Fab.
    x Michelle

  3. Thats a beautiful card you have made there.
    Good luck :O)

    Hugs Nina

  4. wonderful card! Great take on the Challenge!

    Thanks for joining the Creative Inspirations Challenge this week, hope to see you again!

    Hugs Tanja

  5. Another lovely card Fiona and those filing cabinets are so handy.


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