Monday, 22 October 2012

Make My Monday Challenge

There is still a French theme going on at Make My Monday and I'm rapidly running out of French themed 'things' so good thing there's only one more week!  This time they are asking for TRICOLEUR namely to include red, white and blue.  I had a piece of watercolour paper which I'd used at a recent marbling workshop - not particularly successful this particular piece but the colours were right and I was going to sponge and overstamp it so used it for a background here.  French themed stamps are from Chocolate Baroque Paris plate, the small text is En Francais stamp by Stampin' Up and the swirl from SU Everything Eleanor set.  The flowers are also from Everything Eleanor and the leaves from French Foliage (SU).  Sentiment was stamped on a scrap of the background paper and cut out using a Crealies die and flowers were mounted onto Spellbinders die cuts.


  1. Difficult challenge Val but you have made a brilliant card.. Fabulous background and lovely flowers


  2. Superb use of the background paper for this & I love those leaves behind the flowers. The little dark stamens really pick up the swirl behind that panel & I particularly like your die-cut shape underpinning it all - that little touch of white really adds emphasis.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. A masterful interpretation and improvisation! Love the background in particular. Thanks for dropping by my blog this a.m. With kind words. Best wishes, Yvonne

  4. Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the gorgeous background your created for your fabulous flower bunch! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  5. Great use of your background paper Val, I love the Everything Eleanor stamps you've given the flowers a lovely silky appearance... fabulous.
    I think I just might have to buy that SU set :)
    Thank you for continuing to join us each week at MMM
    Suzy B x

  6. I agree with an earlier comment, not an easy challenge but you have once again risen to the occasion, your card is beautiful, I simply love it. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

  7. Gorgeous inky creation here Val. I love your interpretation of the theme. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog too.

  8. A lovely card and I love the use of the Everything Eleanor stamp set - what a great way to use our colours at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

  9. This is gorgeous Val. Just love the ethereal background and the pretty floral embellishing.
    Thanks for joining in with the MMM tricoleur challenge and for your continued support.
    Fliss x

  10. This is wonderful altogether Val but those flowers are awesome. I had to read your post twice as I was convinced they were silk flowers not stamped! That flourish stamp is quite lovely too and with the inking on top your 'less than successful' background paper looks fabulous.

    Lesley Xx