Monday, 20 November 2017

Clean and simple flowers ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and your week has started well.  Well that was the plan I had when I started to play with my favourite Leonie Pujol flower stamp set. It evolved into something completely different along the way and here is the Christmas card I’ve created instead …

A 145mm square card
It has some depth but will be okay to post
That beautiful flower stamp, I love it
I managed to capture some of the shimmer and shine

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Addicted-to-Stamps-Challenge #157 Use One or more stamps
Allsorts Challenge #442 Glitter
Dream Valley Challenge #168 Add Texture
I think I fit the current challenge as that was the look I ended up with,
if not then please delete

MHK Designs Challenge November Photographic inspiration

Mod Squad Challenge Merry & Bright
Scrapy Land Challenge #78 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion, Marianne Designs and Tim Holtz Sizzix dies
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Tear it Up: on my lower layers

My lovely hubby encourages my arts and craft pursuits. However there is one thing that irks him a bit is that I don’t always remember to do this. He reminds me often of it and I know he would be proud of my different use of this stamp. I am a stamp addict and he knows that because I often tell him, lol, in fact I terrified him a couple of weeks ago admitting that now only am I a stamp addict I’m also a stencil addict these days lol! My stamp addiction and my history of papercraft and stamping means that I have a lot of stamps. However, until earlier this year I would say that 90-95% of my stamps were old, as in more than ten years. I won a prize of pre-love stamps from the lovely Brenda that included Christms stamps so I now have a lot of Christmas stamps and I don’t allow myself to purchase them, lol, nor do I look at my floral stamps and think they could be perfect for Christmas. I may have to start thinking that way though.

As I mentioned above I planned to create a clean and simple floral card but that didn’t work so I let myself relax and that led me to create a Christmas card with a stamped and coloured Helleborus Niger (the Christmas rose). Not all Christmas roses are pure white so I decided to create one that had shades of pink and burgundy and then everything clicked into place, lol! A very mixed media card too with many different mediums and paints being used to create it.  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 Entwined Collection: Beautiful Bloom stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Mini Holiday Greens die set
Crafters Companion Sara Davis Contemporary Christmas Collection: Merry Christmas
Marianne Design Creatables LR0142 Miniature Poinsettia die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft UK Kraft 145mm square card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress IP: Spun Sugar
Pebeo acrylic paint: Chrome Green; Hooker’s Green
Pebeo Dyna Iridescent acrylic: Blue Black; Green Yellow
Luminarte H2O watercolours: deep red
Spectrum Noir AquaTints Essentials & Landscape sets
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen: Clear Overlay
Stickles Glitter Glue: frosted lace
Papermania self adhesive gems
Wild Orchid Crafts Resin embellishments
White glitter from my stash
Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste: Polar White
Viva Decor 3D snow
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue
Double sided tape


Liz said...

Lovely card, Karen. Love the rich colours and the wonderful texture. xx

brenda said...

A beautifully vibrant and dimensional creation and perfect for our Glitter theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Macimbalo said...

So pretty! The colors, texture and depth of your creation is WONDERFUL! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

Mervi said...

Fabulous flowers, beautiful card Karen!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Brenda said...

Oh wow Karen, this Christmas card is stunning! I love the color combo and I am loving those flowers. That Merry Christmas die is cool too, who makes that die Karen? Love, love, love this card my friend. Hugs, Brenda

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

A very merry Christmas card, indeed! I love the non-traditional color palette! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Frilly and Funkie Timeworn Challenge!

Cara said...

I love it when a project evolves like this. Fab card x

Team Clark said...

This is over the top beautiful Karen and so festive and perfectly colored/adorned. I love it to bits! Happy Thanksgiving to you and hugs, Autumn

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marlies said...

A beautiful card in lovely colours and gorgeous flowers, lovely beaded centers! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a stunner of a Christmas card! I love the bold colors and how it's both traditional and totally unique. The color blending in the background is lovely and I like all the dimension and texture you added. Thank you for sharing this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

MHK Designs said...

WOW, Karen! Those blooms are absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous creation! Thank you for joining us at MHKDesigns! Hope to see you again! Sending HUGS! Mynn xx

Jessica Kaiser said...

WOW WOW WOW! That's all I can say - it's GORGEOUS! I love the texture and dimension that all your flowers create. A stunning card for sure! Thank you for joining us at MHKDesigns this month!

Jess - DT

Carole said...

This card certainly has texture!
Thank you for joining in our challenge at Dream Valley & good luck
Happy crafting

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous work!!! Thank you for linking this beauty to our challenge at Scrapy Land!
Samra DT
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