Wednesday, 7 February 2018

More Flowers ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. The lighter days and slightly later darker nights are making me long for spring flowers and here is what I have to share with you today …

A nice large A5 card for a change
Although good to post
All the stamped and coloured details
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Ally’s Angels Challenge #2 Flowers 
Always Happy Birthday Challenge February Clean and Simple
Country View Crafts Challenge Anything But Cute 
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge TIMI Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge Happy Birthday
Love to Craft Challenge LTCCB #19 February Anything Goes 
Papercraft Business Challenge #3 Anything Goes 
optional twist love/Valentine

I have been dabbling with using multiple packs of stamps on one project for the past month or so and that’s exactly what I did to create this card. I used two Leonie Pujol stamp sets to stamp and cover an A5 piece of white card with a Distress IP so that I could try the no line colouring technique with colouring pencils. I used both my old Derwent Coloursoft pencils and my new Polychromo colouring pencils which I am loving lol! The Polychromos blend beautifully and for my first play with them I am quite happy. Although I am hoping that with use and practice my pencil colouring will improve. After I had stamped and coloured the flowers and dragonfly I decided to add the fly free phrase and there was enough room for me to stamp it directly onto the background. After I stamped that incorrectly I stamped the phrase again onto a die cut stitched banner using Versafine and on the second occasion it stamped perfectly, which is so very very typical!

Hubby reckons that he can see a difference already and that I have coloured this piece better than anything I have coloured for a while so that’s good, at least I think it is! I am planning on stamping quite a few flower projects because I want to practice the colouring much more but I will try and use different stamps so that you and I don’t become bored lol! The best thing about this is that I get to use several of my all time favourite stamp sets because I love my flower stamps a lot. 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
Leonie Pujol Entwined: Beautiful Bloom
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tutti Designs: Stitched Nesting Banners die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paper blending stumps

Card Paper:
Crafters Companion: Sheena Douglass White Stamping card; 300gsm A4 Linen Finish card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress IP: pumice stone
Versafine IP: Black
Polychromo pencils: helio turquoise; cobalt green; leaf green; permanent green; rose carmine; alizarin crimson; permanent carmine
Derwent Coloursoft pencils: yellow
Collall all purpose glue
Blending Solution


brenda said...

Such a pretty creation in the soft Spring colours for our 'Flowers' theme at Stamping Sensations many thanks for joining in.

B x

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday.

Sue said...

This is lovely Karen, so pretty, and I can't wait for Spring either. Thank you so much for joining in with us again at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy week. Sue xx

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Karen and it sure does look like spring/summer! I need some warm weather. lol Hugs, Brenda

Jeanie Ellis said...

Another beauty! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
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Evelyn Walter said...

I love this flowers, they are beautiful colored. Makes me longing for spring either!
Thank you for playing along with our Challenge this month at Country View Crafts.
Evelyn xx

Cara said...

Love your colouring on this pretty card x

Billie A said...

Your card is so pretty and spring filled. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing over at Always happy birthday.
Billie A
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Joan said...

A very pretty card and lovely colouring on those beautiful flowers

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
~ DT Sherry x

Linda said...

Lovely card .... great colouring. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Ashley Wells said...

Such a nice and cheery card to see today.... forecast calls for heavy rain in the upcoming week so I am also happily awaiting spring :)
Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
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Jessica Kaiser said...

Love your pretty flowers! Jess @ freshbyjess Proud PB DT Member

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Lisa Walsh @ said...

Hi Karen,
Such a beautiful floral card. I love the colours you've used. So pretty :)

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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