Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Time for Green

Hi there and welcome.

The current challenge at Frilly and Funkie is 'William Morris Style'. I associate William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movement with textiles, stained-glass art and wallpaper designs. I thus tried to incorporate all three elements into my card today.

To salute the textile element, I stamped my most appropriate botanical stamp (Anna Griffin 580K06) with DI Bundled Sage (my only green DI) onto Lesley Riley's TAP (Transfer Artist Paper). I then ironed the TAP paper onto some muslin to transfer the stamped image to the cloth.

Next coloured some white stamping paper with Bundled Sage and some pinkish DIs till I'd achieved the required murky shade for the 'frame'. Stamped the frame using Walnut Stain DI ( Hero Arts 'Long Branch' and Impression Obsession 'Sm Leaf Filligree') and Bundled Sage DI (Hero Arts 'Fairy Fern'). As a nod to wallpaper design I stamped the frame's side panels with a vertical bird stamp from a set by Cavallini & Co (Birds and Nests) - well it seems wallpaper like to me anyway!

I had some rub-ons by Kaisercraft that I think resemble stained glass so these were added to the four corners. Stamped a little bird from the Cavallini set and again using TAP transferred it to muslin. Sat this atop a diecut branch (Memory Box) atop a pale green bow. Don't think William Morris would have chosen the bow but hey it is my card!

Matted it all for some colour variation including cutting the green bottom edge with a Magnolia lace edge die - referencing the wonderful lace making associated with the Arts & Crafts Movement. Finished off by adding a dragonfly charm. That's it!

Thank-you so much for spending a little part of your day at my blog. I hope you like!

Nicola x

I wish to enter my card to the following challenges;
Frilly and Funkie - 'William Morris Style'
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Go Green
Stamping Sensations - March 'The Great Outdoors'
Simon Says Stamp - A Bit O' Green


  1. Really gorgeous creation Nicola. The frame is beautiful and perfect for the lovely central panel.
    Fliss xx

  2. Weyhey!! So glad you chose to enter our challenge with this lovely piece. Adore your use of TAP/muslin (and Bundled Sage was perfect for that) and that lovely border. Keep an eye out for that branch tomorrow (wink, wink!) Oh, and I don't think WM would have a problem with such a beautifully created bow. Thanks for sharing this with us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. Hi Nicola, this is absolutely stunning. Love the way you used the Anna Griffin stamp on the TAP, it looks amazing (I just got some TAP and really want to use it now). I also love your though process behind making the card too. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Gorgeous card Nicola, Fabulous background, love the beautiful frame.. Brilliant work... Hugs May x x x

  5. Beautiful card Nicola. The Ag stamp is gorgeous as is the border. Beautifully finished with a gorgeous bow


    Annie x

  6. Beautiful card! Love that bow with the bird in the middle!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  7. Hey hunny :)
    Oh wow Nicola this is one beautiful card, I love the softness of the bundled sage and that pretty stamp looks gorgeous on muslin, love it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  8. Nicola, this is so beautiful You have captured the William Morris style beautifully. Love the center image transferred to musin and the frame is fantastic. So detailed and yet so clean in its design. Lovely!

  9. Very beautiful! Love the florals and canvas sentiment!

  10. A really fabulous creation Nicola, the colours are perfect for the style you were after and to my mind a very good take on it.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  11. Beautiful. Love the window background with the dragonfly.

  12. Beautifully designed Nicola.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  13. Hi Nicola, a real beauty, I adore the central panel, never thought to stamp using DI's on TAP. It is really beautiful. I will definitely have to try that, thanks for the inspiration. xx

  14. I had an error, so must try again oooops !!
    I was saying that your card is wonderful, your "wallpaper" and frame are really perfect ! And I love how you used TAP with this lovely bird so delicately put on this larger cream ribbon... I love it !!! Have a very fab day Nicola. Hugs, Coco

  15. Hi my friend,this is a really gorgeous card^_^
    Elegant and classy^_^
    Have a sweet day^_^

  16. wow so beautiful nicola.the stamp is stunning and i love the delicate green colours and your design is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Wonderful! This is so gorgeous. I love all the layers, the frame, the ribbon is perfect and I love the little dragonfly charm. Lots of love from Laura xxxxxx

  18. Beautiful card Nicola, a very classy design, I like the colours the bird and the charm.
    Kevin xx

  19. Beautiful vintage feel! I love the framed flower and I think this is a wonderful take on challenge! Wonderful card! Have fun!

  20. Hi Nicola, this is gorgeous! I love all the wonderful texture you've got and the beautiful colour combo.


  21. Nicola
    You captured the feel of wallpaper and also textiles so beautifully on your oh so elegant card. The Anna Griffin stamp was definitely meant for fabric, it looks like a piece from a curtain panel and then the stamped bird on TAP.
    Amazing attention to detail, so much so I am off for another peek.

  22. This is such a beautiful project, that Anna Griffin stamp is gorgeous, I must look out for that.
    Rosie x

  23. Stunning, Nicola! So very elegant.

  24. That is really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  25. beautiful and elegant card, love the image on the fabric, and the stamped frame is gorgeous. I had not heard of TAP before, something I will be checking out, best wishes.

  26. What a classy design! The flower image is SO elegant, and I like the look created with different textures. Lovely color scheme too. Well done!

  27. As always...this is so elegant. The whole things works so well together. Absolutely gorgeous! Hope you're well, my friend. So sorry I haven't been visiting much. Kinda stuck with some crazy deadlines at work! Don't you just hate it when real life interferes with blogging! LOL!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  28. This is gorgeous, love the image transferred onto the fabric, and beautifully framed.
    Avril xx

  29. Beautiful card ! I love the transfer onto the fabric and you've framed it beautifully ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  30. Fantastic card
    Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations



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