Wednesday, May 04, 2016

May challenge inspiration

Hello Rubber Dance aficionados, Craftyfield here guesting again on the blog.  I feel honoured to be invited back !

I love the colour scheme for this month's challenge, it is great for a Vintage feel and perfect for my choice of stamp, one of the images from the Antique Botanicals set by Katy Leitch for Rubber Dance.

The background is a 6x6 paper from a Melissa Frances pad, which I have distressed with ink and stamped with portions of the text image from the Collage Mix plate.

I colour matched a white doily (well half a doily!) using Distress inks, to the blue of the challenge.

I decided I wanted to have some vellum (love the stuff, have loads but hardly use it) and cut a fishtail banner to place underneath my image.

Other embellishments:
A piece of muslin, a length of ribbon, a wood impression button (Trimcrafts Curiosity Corner) and some die-cuts.

I stamped the Camellia and  the small flower with Walnut Distress ink, the only dark brown ink I have in my stash.
Distress ink is not the best for detailed stamps and yet the impression is very good which is a testament to the quality of the stamp.

For colouring I used coloured pencils (Derwent) on the Camellia.

Finally I decided to machine stitch a few elements in place and add a stitched border for extra interest.

I do hope I have inspired you to enter the Rubber Dance Challenge!

Keep on crafting,


  1. Beautiful card, perfect inspiration for challenge.

  2. Thank you so much, Craftyfield! You've made such a gorgeous card with awesome use of our challenge colours and theme this month. Love how you coloured the stamped flower, and the stiching is such a nice touch. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  3. A beautiful card, love all your details ♥

  4. Gorgeous and beautiful card. Lots of elements and texture so very pretty x

  5. Those two flowers make a beautiful match :) Love the vintage look!

  6. Really gorgeous! Love the flower and layers!


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