Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Flowers ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and your week has started well. Because I had snippets left over from another card and this stamp set out I thought it would be good to play and use the stamps and snippets and here is the end result …

A 148mm square card
Lots of lovely texture
The pretty flowers
I managed to capture some of the shimmer

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Crafty Calendar Challenge February 2 or More Layers
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge Happy Birthday

Love to Create Challenge #5 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Challenge #3 Anything Goes 
optional twist love/Valentine

As I already had piece of left over card from the card I shared on Tuesday I decided to use that for this card. I knew it would not be big enough so I went snippet diving. Luckily enough I found another snippet of resist technique card that was created with a Prima stencil, crackle paste and Spectrum Noir AquaTints, it’s a lovely rich purple that works beautifully with the original piece.

Using a pale ink I stamped the flowers onto a die cut banner, my current favourite die cut for stamping, and coloured the flowers with watercolour pencils and Luminarte H2O watercolours. Once that was dry I coloured the background with Shaded Lilac re-inker again. I am trying to use up a batch of old Distress products and Fimo air dry clay cherry blossoms so I coloured three of the flowers with the Luminarte H2O watercolours and added Stickles to the centre of them.

I played around with the layout and die cut the ‘fabulous’ from a left over lilac coloured snippet. I regularly have blue, lilac and pink snippets in my bags and so they come in handy. Luckily this was a quick to put to together card because with the exception of the flowers needing to be stamped and coloured everything else was ready to go! 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:
Sheena Douglass A6 A Little Bit Sketchy: Poppies & Daisies stamp set
Paperbabe Stamps: Pieridae stamp set; Rose stencil
Prima Finnabair Elementals 7”x9”: Chicken Wire stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tutti Designs: Stitched Nesting Banners die set
Sizzix Original Green Fabulous die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; make up sponge; Martha Stewart silicone mould

Card Paper:
300 gsm card/Craft UK 150mm square card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress IP: Pumice Stone
Distress re-inker: Shaded lilac
Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint: Lavender Fields
Luminarte H2O watercolours: lilac
Platinum Stickles glitter glue
Air Dry Clay
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam
Washi tape


Terry said...

Lovely project Karen thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, hope to see you next time and good luck Hugs Terry xxx

Lin said...

Love this purple beauty, and doesn't it feel great to use up some snippets? Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Jeanie Ellis said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors and layout! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
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Brenda said...

Beautiful card Karen! I love the colors on this one and I love it because I'm so in need of spring to come. lol So your card makes me happy! Hugs, Brenda

Catherine said...

This is such a pretty card, Karen. I love all the beautiful hues of purple and pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Macimbalo said...

Such a pretty watercolored card! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

Cara said...

Very pretty x

Craftyfield said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

CornishKat said...

Lovely card, the watercolour panel and fimo flowers are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
Katrina x

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous flowery card!!! Thank you for joining the February challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Kylie said...

Beautiful, Karen! Wow, this is fabulous just like that sentiment says. Wonderful watercolouring and texture. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Ashley Wells said...

Lovely colors and dimension of all this floral goodness :)
Thanks for joining us over at Papercraft Business Challenge blog this month, hope to see you for future challenges!

Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
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Jessica Kaiser said...

SO pretty and full of spring! :) Jess @ freshbyjess Proud PB DT Member

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Lisa Walsh @ www.papercraftbusiness.com said...

Hi Karen,
Such a pretty floral card. Loving the colours you've used. I like how you've also created dimension which makes the design 'pop'. Great job :)

Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)
XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

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