Masquerade

Hello dear blog friends,

Well, a New Year is on its way for us and I made this card today to celebrate 2012. It is with a bit of hesitation that I posted the card  as when I asked DH what he thinks he stared a moment  and the reply was “… a little bit different but it is OK to post” . The vintage image is from The Graphics Fairy and I absolutely love the carnival atmosphere this picture creates. You can find the vintage printable here. The clowns, music instruments and the dancing couple with all the lovely detail on their costumes pictures New Year celebrations way back in history. I tried to capture some of the festive colours of the image in my red flowers and pearls, yellow ribbon and green flourishes. The blue background papers were distressed using a Zutter Distress-It-All tool and then painted with gesso.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

 The inside decorated with a green flourish

Project details:

  • White and blue cardstock
  • Blue striped designer paper
  • Vintage scrap from The Graphics Fairy (Vintage printable – Remarkable Masquerade Ball)
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Petaloo Canterbury collection paper flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold”
  • Red pearls
  • Marianne Design Creatables die for flourishes
  • Skwiglues “Crystal Gold”
  • Dala acrylic gesso for distressing

And that’s from me for today – hope my card brings back memories from long ago and an almost past 2011. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carrie
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 00:03:52

    wow.. what amazing colours and detail!! thanks for playing at CES xx

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  2. Cebelica
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 15:37:51

    Very nice card. Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenge this week! Hugs!

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  3. Hilde
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 11:28:51

    Absolutely gorgeous, love the card and all the details, love Phantom of the Opera, great choice, wishing you a Happy New Year, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

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  4. Tracy
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 17:25:51

    Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at SCSC
    Best Wishes
    Tracy x

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  5. Lorraine A
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 12:07:50

    Gorgeous card Amelia 🙂 fabulous image and the whole design is perfect !! Very flamboyant and captures the masquerade ball look perfectly !

    wishing you a very Happy New Year 🙂
    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge 🙂
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  6. Jacqui McNeil
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 14:59:22

    Hi there,
    What a Beautiful Card!!! Love the image you’ve used, the dps, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments look just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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  7. Joyce
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 21:46:21

    Dear Amelia
    This is a most fabulous card — bright — full of energy — and a happy look for the coming year.
    Wishing you and your Family everything of the best for 2012.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  8. karien
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 19:19:21

    Hi Amelia, ek is gek hier oor!!!!

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  9. Helen Anderson
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 14:36:16

    Wow, this is gorgeous and so different! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck 🙂 xx

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  10. Shelby
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 05:34:24

    Love the image and the colors are just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at MMCS

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  11. Hanneke
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 21:24:11

    Wow, lovely and very unique card! Saw it on MIM. Hugs, Hanneke

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  12. Rene
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 04:50:43

    WOW! This is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday and Happy New Year!
    Rene 😀

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  13. Marie-Louise
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 00:11:45

    What a wonderful card. Fantastic.

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  14. Carol
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 22:23:37

    What a elegant and colorful reminder of past New Year’s festivities. How much fun would it have been to live in those days of elegance and style. Could also be used for Mardi Gras festivities. Your coloring is awesome and the distressed layers are such a beautiful addition that really make the focus of the card pop.. So gorgeous!! Have a wonderful week and New Year. “Hugs”

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  15. nelly
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 22:14:29

    Wow Wow Wow so pleased you posted this its stunning! Thanks for joining us at the Glitter Geeks this week …Nelly X

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  16. CraftyC
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 21:23:20

    This is gorgeous Amelia, love the vibrant colours. Thanks for playing along with us at the CES Challenge!
    Clairexx

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  17. Anonymous
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 20:25:29

    Beautiful card, I love the distressed edges too and the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at the Glitter Geeks this week, Happy New Year, Nicky X.

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  18. Paula
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 20:11:24

    Wow this is beautiful! Love all the detail in your creation, fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

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  19. Moz
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 19:51:37

    Lovely bright and lively card Amelia!
    May your 2012 be just as bright and lively!
    Many hugz
    Moz

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  20. Sharon Keanly
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 19:24:23

    Hello dear Amelia, I just love your Masquerade card. Reminds me of Moulin Rouge… I think you’ve done a fabulous job. Love all the distressing and that seam binding bow is gorgeous. Well done. Wishing you a wonderful 2012. Love and hugs Sharon x

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  21. Evgenia Petzer
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 19:18:27

    lovely!

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  22. judy
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 19:00:06

    Amelia this is lovely! I love how lovely and bright and cheerful it is! Love the flowers too! Judy x

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  23. Carla Prediger
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 18:16:33

    Just wonderful! I really loved your card and it fits perfectly for the New Year celebrations! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. We will have a break during January but we hope to have you playing with us again along 2012 year.

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