Friday, 11 January 2013

Art Nouveau - Just!

My husband always tells me I'm going senile and I'm beginning to think he could be right.  I always go and find out what the new challenge at CD Sunday is each Sunday morning and for some reason I convinced myself that this weeks challenge was Oriental. So I decided which CD I was going to use and the image and papers and everything, fortunately I popped over to a friends blog to leave a comment and noticed that her card was for the Art Nouveau challenge at CD Sunday - thank you Jo, if it wasn't for you I would have gone ahead and made my Oriental card.

So back to the drawing board and problem number two, I have the Peerless Designs CD that the ladies on the DT used and they had pretty much covered the images on there so I didn't really want to use that one and hunt as I may I could not find any other Art Nouveau images - Art Deco, no problem!  Eventually I came across Nouveau Rose by Sharon Duncan, I had won this CD some time ago over at Lindsay's challenge blog - LEJ Designs , so thank you Lindsay without you I would have had no card for this weeks challenge.

Anyway, back to the card, I decided to use one of the floral images from the CD along with one of the backing papers, sentiments and an insert.

Everything is layered onto Onyx Stardream card stock from Joanna Sheen and I also cut die cut the corners from the Onyx card stock.

I used one of the inserts from the CD to decorate the inside of my card, I must be getting lazy and as well as senile!

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Art Nouveau
UnstampaBelles Challenge 19 - Use One or More Dies
Moving Along with the Times - Floral Delights
Simon Says Stamp - Black/White + a Splash of Colour
Songbird Challenge 11 - Paint It Black
Stamp 'n' Doodle Challenge - Something Neglected (Sharon Duncan CD)

Thank you for visiting this evening, I hope you didn't get bored with all of my ramblings.




Gorgeous and beautiful card Pauline have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

kanda said...

Fabulous card Pauline. That is a lovely image and great design. We do get so used to using our usual and new things that we forget what older treasures we have lurking at the back of the shelf!! xx

Catherine said...

Beautiful card Pauline - you definitely didn't have a straightforward time getting to make it but I think it was worth the hassle!

Catherine x

Jan Ltc said...

Love this Pauline xx Jan

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card Pauline. I love the design and gorgeous colours.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Oops!! The card is well worth the angst Pauline, it's beautiful. Carol x

mags said...

A gorgeous card Pauline. The super image is beautifully showcased against the black and white background.

Carol said...

A lovely card Pauline with beautiful colour contrasts. I enjoyed the ramblings.
Thank you for joining in again.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

rachel said...

gorgeous card Pauline - love the colours - just beautiful xx

Betty said...

Beautiful card Pauline love the image and colours you've used

Merry said...

Thank you for your lovely comment and glad you share your card with us at Unstampabelles for our Dies challenge. A very pretty card.

aussie aNNie said...

We all have days like that Pauline, lovely card though and great design...luv annie

Beryl said...

It's a lovely image and a gorgeous card Pauline - and although I love the way you decorate the insides normally I think the plainer look really does suit this card.
Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday.
Beryl xx
CD Sunday DT

Seafield Jo said...

This is lovely Pauline, I'm not familiar with that cd, it's certainly come up trumps for the challenge.

I enjoy reading your ramblings and am pleased to know I jogged your memory before it was too late!

Have a lovely weekend.

Jo x

Susan Flynn said...

Oh Pauline I think we all do things like this don't ask me why I think with me it is my age!! Anyway you got there in the end and your card is a beauty! What a lovely image and love the black corners it makes it look stunning! xx

starcyl said...

Well worth all the searching Pauline, this is a real beauty. I think sometimes we come up with some of our best things when we are challenged a little more than usual.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Krafty Kows said...

A very classy card. Jeanette

Sonia said...

What a gorgeous card my dear:) Love This elegant design and colors combo used:)
Adore red roses:)
Have a beautiful weekend,

sue-b said...

So glad you found this stunning image Pauline it makes a fabulous card an dso pleased you could join in at Cd Sunday.
sue-b xx
CD Sunday DT

Jocelyn said...

A lovely image and the colour choice is stunning.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Debs said...

Beautiful card Pauline - so elegant.
Love the framing of the image with the corners.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along at MAWTT - good luck xx

Sue said...

Aww I'm glad you got your card done in the end Pauline!! I'm forever getting stuff wrong lately - think it's my age!! LOL
it has turned out just beautiful and is perfect Art Nouveau image. Love the colours and layout :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
Hope you have a good weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Pauline this is so beautiful I love the colours you have used and that image is awesome, top notch creation, I love it.
lorraine x

M said...

Beautiful elegant card. You know, I can understand why you thought it might have been an oriental theme because when you look at it it seems that the Art Nouveau artists were insrpired by clasic oriental imagery. (Kimonos, blossom). So not senile at all.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Defiantly a Rene Macintosh look , gorgeous and striking. janex

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is beautiful, Pauline. Red, black and white has always been my most favorite color combo. Beautiful image and your design rocks!

Pia S said...

This art nouveau style is really beautiful, a lovely design! The black, white and red color combination works so well, and I think this card could work for both women and men.

Riette said...

This is an amazingly Bold & gorgeous card!!
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT.
Red (DT)

JanR said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles.

Laurel said...

This is a great card! Love the layout, the inside of the card! All of it!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Hazel (Didos) said...

ah Pauline, you are not going senile!! I do the same!!! (I even made a card for a challenge but it was a year early!!!) LOL
Love your card its so pretty, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazel xx

Purple Crazy said...

Beautiful card Pauline, I love mackintosh style roses, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

debby4000 said...

Stunning, elegant card Pauline.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Sharon said...

This is lovely Pauline. A beautiful image and layout. Very stylish.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Songbird Challenges.
Hugs Sharon. x