Mackintosh - and not an Apple in sight!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all well?
I've had a very busy, interesting and exciting week!  I'm gonna spill all in a separate post (and I'm gonna have some blog candy too, sure why not?!) so make sure to check back a little later to see!
It's terrible when you have a few days doing something different and it really puts you off track.  It takes ages to get back into your routine again too.  Not that I ever really have a proper "routine"!

So helping to put me back on track again is a new challenge from the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu!
We have a fab new challenge for this week from our lovely boss lady Elaine with a theme of...

Art Deco!

Isn't it fab to have something different to try?!  I have never made anything in this style before so it was a challenge, but I have always loved the style of both Deco and Nouveau.  Part of my inspiration for this comes from the first thing I bought when I was old enough to have a credit card and is my Mackintosh chair.  I always wanted to get a full set but I don't know if you can get them anymore so one will have to do me!

Here's my card:

The stamp is called Glasgow Rose by Woodware (yep, it's a wood-mounted stamp so I had to dig for it!) and there is very little colouring to do on it!  I used my copics and coloured the roses with R20, the leaves with YG95 and a little bit of shading with C0.

I matted onto a layer of pink card (which is hard to see) and a layer of black card and I cut strips of the black card to make the design which gives the card some great texture.  I worked out what I wanted to do before I started making the card and printed the sentiment so it would fit in the design. (The font is called AR Bonnie)

I did the design again on the inside along with a LOTV stamped sentiment.

 This is nothing like what I would usually make, but I really like it.  I thought about colouring some of the squares pink, but decided not to.  I might do it yet!

Make sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations at Eclectic Ellapu, they have made a great job of fulfilling the task of this theme!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps Challenge; Clean & simple
Just For Fun Challenge Blog; Just for fun
Ohh La La Challenge Blog; A step back in time - Art Deco/Nouveau circa 1920's
Papertake Weekly; Anything goes
Stamp n Doodle; Anything goes
The Pink Elephant; Texture
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges; Clean & simple

Thanks for looking!


Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and fabulous design.
Thank you for taking part in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week
Sue xx

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

Love the look of this card, it is very eye catching.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, love this style. Thanks for playing at PTW

Avril Ann said...

Superb card, a huge lover of anything Mcintosh, art or apples, elegant, Sheena, I look forward to hearing your exciting news hun xxxx

coops said...

simply stunning sheena.fabulous design :D

xx coops xx

Michelle J M said...

What a beautiful card and perfect for a christening. I too am a lover of anything Mackintosh! Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x DT

Elaine said...

Gorgeous x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So gorgeous! Fabulous Mackintosh image and card design - perfect for the challenge :)

Anonymous said...

Sheena, this is so beautiful, I am a massive fan of Macintosh (apple and otherwise lol) and this is just stunning x

Claire H said...

This is really beautiful Sheena! I'd forgotten about Mackintosh, even though the design on my dining chairs is Mackintosh inspired and I really love them! Love the CAS too!
Claire xx

Karen Willis said...

Very elegant card. Thanks for joining us over at Just For Fun Karen DT member xx

Michelle said...

This CAS card is so elegant.
Thanks for joining us at Stamp n Doodle.
xxx Michelle

Anonymous said...

Had to go look at your card again, I was distracted on my way down by the man candy hehe
Great card, thanks for joining us at Just for fun challenges, good luck with your entry, DT Mandz xox

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous Rennie Macintosh inspired card, love it to bits! Best wishes for your challenges! Thanks for joining in at Just For Fun! Mo xxx

Elaine Rayworth said...

Great work, thanks for joining us for our first challenge at "Just For Fun!"

Elaine xx