Thursday, 17 May 2018

Snippets Week #6 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Another snippets post for you today, as I am desperately trying to shrink those bulging bags and here is my card …

A 148mm square card
Okay to post with lots of lovely texture
All the yummy details
It is lovely and shimmery

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #467 In the Pink
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge TIMI Anything Goes

Double D Challenge Bling it Up: I wish you could see the shimmery paints

Time Out Challenge Inspired by these words:
Friends are the charming gardeners
who make our Souls Blossom

I kept this card minimal because I really wanted the flower to be the star of the show which it is. I think I must have used undiluted ink to colour the stencilled background snippet as it really pops but that’s good because it works beautifully with the beautiful lilac stamp. I was a random linky choice at Allsorts in April and I won this beautiful lilac flower stamp. For my first play with it I decided I wanted to try out no lines colouring technique which with hindsight was a bit too hard, however I took my time outlining then colouring each of the lilac flowers and I think for a first go it’s come out quite well and beautifully. Unusually I am happy too lol!

I opted for shades of pink and lilac but next time I play with this stamp I am going to go full on lilac and full on purple lol! It’s so gorgeous it’s going to be fun to paint and colour and create more projects. 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:
Woodware Lilac stamp
Tim Holtz THS077 Floral layering stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Die’sire: On Your Special Day die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
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: vintage photo; mowed lawn; dusty concord
Luminarte Twinkling H2O watercolour paint: pink
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen: Gold
Velvet ribbon from my stash
Pebeo texture paste
Washi tape
Collall all purpose glue
Crafters Companion foam pads


Darlene said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Bling’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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brenda said...

That's another beautiful bloom Karen, Lilac I am thinking and we have one of a very similar deep pink in our garden, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Leslie Miller said...

Good luck shrinking those bulging bags. It's so easy to end up with a lot of spare parts. You put this together beautifully. That background panel is WOW! You picked a toughie for your first no-line coloring, but you did a lovely job on it and looks wonderful with the background. Delightful shimmer. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Double D!

Shona Chambers said...

This is one gorgeous colour combo and you must have been so happy to have won such a beautiful stamp. Love how you created the floral background and the splatters add just enough interest. I'm so glad you joined us at TIME OUT!

Sue - said...

A gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous creation! The colors and the image are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Stampin Mindy said...

This is just beautiful! I love the colors you chose and that stencil looks awesome behind the flower bouquet. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Stencil Challenge.


aussie aNNie said...

Lovely design and lovely colours for our "BLING IT UP" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  [aNNie DT member]

Nonni said...

Love all the elements you combined in this card, so many pretty details. Wonderful color palette too. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow Karen, you're on a roll. Gorgeous card! That Lilac blossom is stunning. The background watercolouring adds so much to this beautifully put-together creation. Thanks for playing along with our HLS May Watercolour Challenge.

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful card, beautifully colored. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Bling It Up Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful card...Love it totally..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugsxx Deepti