Sunday, 20 May 2018

Happy Birthday Florals #2 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going. I actually ended up getting out both of my sets of Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers – I really cannot use these designs enough – they are one of my all time favourite flower stamp sets now lol! Here is my card …

A 5" x 7" card 
Good to post
All the yummy details

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #468 Happy Birthday Allsorts!

Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB#12 Anything Goes
Time Out Challenge Inspired by these words:
Friends are the charming gardeners
who make our Souls Blossom

Although I have to admit this month I have become much more aware of how many flower stamps I own and how often I have a habit of opting for new flower stamps over other stamps. Well now that I have become aware of that I will try to be a bit more aware of it in future but there are certain floral designs that I cannot resist lol! The stencilled layer on the base of the card and the sentiment were created with snippets, lol, even though my week of snippets is over I am trying very hard to shrink the piles of them. I attached a Tim Holtz stencil to a snippet of white card and tapped my Versamark ink pad through it. I removed the stencil then added clear embossing powder and used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder. Once it had cooled I used Luminarte H2O watercolours to colour the card – it’s a gorgeous technique that I don’t use often enough!

The floral panel on my card was my attempt at no line colouring and even though I know I still need to improve I am happy with the end look of this one. I stamped the flowers and leaves in a pale ink then watercoloured them. The next day I went back to my panel and coloured the background. Then when it was dry I decided I wanted to add a bit more shading so I got my colouring pencils out and the flowers do now have more shade but again that’s something that I need to practice and I know I don’t do that every time because I don’t always need to.

And of course as always I just had to add some little inky splatters to finish my main panel! 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:
Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers stamp set
Tim Holtz THS032 Flourish layering stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Die’sire Happy Birthday die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 5” x 7” card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card (for the stencilled piece)
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pumice Stone Distress ink pad
Distress re-inkers: Peacock Feathers; Bundled Sage; Tattered Velvet
Red Luminarte H2O watercolours
Selection of colouring pencils
WOW Clear EP
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue
Washi tape


Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very beautiful, the vibrant colors are wonderful
thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers
Barb Housner (DT)

Ina G said...

Such pretty florals you have here Karen. So colourful. Thanks for joining in the Gallery for our Die Challenge at HLS.

brenda said...

Your on a real run this week Karen, another lovely floral creation. It's lovely to see you at our 9th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts, my thanks for joining in.

B x

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card and spring flowers are some of my favourites too,thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Lin said...

Lovely colors for your spring flowers, Karen - I love these flower stamps, too; in fact I haven't met many flower stamps I didn't love! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is wonderful . I love your water color washed panel. Looks fantastic. Thank you so much for joining us at Time Out. Please come again!

Tracy said...

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

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow Karen! A gorgeous card. The technique you've used with those Luminarte H2O watercolours really makes them "pop". You have a gift with colours. Thanks for playing along with our HLS May Watercolour Challenge.

susiestacey said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful project at Allsorts 9th Birthday celebration and good luck x Susan x

Lynn said...

Love the background you created. Gorgeous card!

Thank you so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! We hope to see you again!
~ DT Sherry x

Sue - said...

Love your watercoloured flowers. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful watercolored card! Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
Tina dt