Sunday, 31 May 2015

A step out of my comfort zone

Good morning everyone and a very happy Sunday morning from a very damp North West.

I have been having a play with my Spectrum Aquas this weekend. I am not confident with these pens and need to practice, practice, practice. I also saw that the challenge at Allsorts this week was vintage so I thought I would combine the two.
I always struggle with vintage because to me it means brown and grungy but having read Brenda's blog yesterday I am rethinking my ideas of vintage.
The image is from Penny Black and is called Collage of wishes and comes with 4 different sentiments which fit in the banner across the bottom of the stamp making it a very versatile stamp. I stamped it onto watercolour card (from Crafter's Companion)with Stazon ink  and coloured it with my Spectrum Aquas.
Ingedients - 
  • Collage of wishes stamp set from Penny Black
  • Spectrum Aquas - begonia, burgundy, jasmine, moss, leaf green, chocolate, yellow, marigold and slate.
  • Botanical notes paper pad from First Edition
  • Tonic layering squares
I distressed and curled the edges of the papers and inked them with antique linen distress ink to make it more vintage (hopefully!).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 

Many thanks for stopping by.



  1. Just gorgeous Lesley so beautifully coloured and perfect for our theme. I'm always of the opinion craft offers us freedom of creativity and it's all very much down to personal interpretation.

    Many thanks for joining our Vintage theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. Hi Lesley this is a gorgeous card I love the image it is such a good idea to be able to change the sentiment. I want to thank you for joining us at Fantasy stampers. Hugs Jackie DT

  3. Gorgeous card Lesley, love the colouring and the fabulous stamp.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m