Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Autumn's floral outburst ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I found a little bag full of these stamped flowers, they are from one of my newer sets of stamps and I wanted to use them along with the sentiment in that set to create a bouquet of autumn flowers and here it is …

Another 148mm square card
It has lots of depth but will flatten down to go in an envelope
Final look, I managed to capture the sparkle anll the shades if orange, peach, pink and red

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Cards Und More Challenge #197 Anything Goes with Red
Country View Crafts Challenge Stencils
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge November TIMI Anything Goes

Double D Challenge Feeling Fallish

Dream Valley Challenge Inspired by a Song: Lady in Red 
Mod Squad Challenge Cut it Out: no white or ivory on the front
Scrapy Land Challenge #77 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion & Tutti Designs dies

I used many different mediums and many snippets to create this card. The patterned background paper is a really old snippet and there wasn’t enough to cover my square card so I attached the patterned paper and then trimmed up a piece of card that I had applied texture paste and embossing powder to through a really beautiful new-ish stencil. The flowers had been stamped onto snippets but not coloured so I used a mixture of Brusho watercolour crystals and Luminarte H2O watercolours to colour them. I applied a light wash of red watercolour to a die cut banner and then stamped the fabulous sentiment on it. I played around with the layout and added a couple of die cut butterflies to finish.

Another piece of patterned paper and lots of snippets were used to create this card, the rotten snippets are breeding like mad at the moment and I can’t keep up with them lol! It did feel good to use a really really old piece of patterned paper though. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Leonie Pujol Typography Fly Free stamp set
Stamplorations Stamps Forest of Leaves stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sara Davies Butterfly Lullaby Range Flit & Flutter die set
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft UK 145mm square card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; watercolour paper; HOTP patterned paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress ink pad: Wild Honey
Brusho Watercolour Crystals: Red; Rose Red; Yellow
Luminarte H2O watercolours
Dreamweaver black texture paste
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Vicki robertson said...

Lovely card, Karen! Your stamped flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Feeling Fallish" Challenge.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A lovely bouquet of flowers what a fab find, they work so well against your stencilled background. Thank you for sharing with us Karen and Best Wishes in the Floral Fancy Challenge. Tracey DT

cuilliesocks said...

How beautiful Karen, beautifully designed and coloured, lots of lovely texture and details, love it, Kate x

Darlene said...

OH WOW ... this is just beautiful Karen! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling FALLish’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Barbara said...

What a colorful bouquet of fall flowers. You are right on the mark for my colorful challenge. So much texture, but still able to get it flat for mailing. Amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Hope to see you again.

Barbara, challenge host

Cara said...

I love all the texture on this x

Michelle said...

A very beautiful card. Lovely red tones.
Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)