' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Dotty about flowers

Saturday 16 April 2016

Dotty about flowers

Today I have another flower filled post for you. I am duty bound to enter the Indigo challenge this month to show off my stamps from the Colour me range, as I have been lucky to win a prize !

I did lots of experiments with the stamps and, although I won't show you everything today, I'll reveal that the flowers look really good with Brushos and micas powders as well as stamped with ink. Watercolour was a flop, but then, that's just likely to be my technique rather than the designs!  I haven't tried with embossing powders or... well, still lots to try yet!

Several stamps called for a multi-panel card, which is an excuse to use my Accordion die...

On the cover I used the Lily on glossy cardstock coloured with inks using foam applicators.

The papers all come from magazines freebies, the polka dot paper is actually pink dots on a yellow background although under British weather it looks grey!

From left to right, the first panel, is the Daisy stamped with dye inks and coloured with pencils.

The second panel is the Dahlia but it is actually the reverse side, coloured with alcohol markers.

The third panel shows off the detail of the Daisy stamp, with dye inks on glossy cardstock.

The stamps are slightly bigger than shown here as I had to fit the square panels of my accordion pages and cut them down.

 This is what my alcohol markers panel looks like on the front compared to the reverse:
I don't know about you but I thought that pink was too aggressive  and when I saw the watercolour effect of the back... I just had to use it!

The clue in the name (Colour me) tells me these flower images would be perfect made into small colouring books for crafty friends!

Thanks for coming by,
  Also entering the Stamping Sensations, SSS Wednesday and Polka Doodle challenges.


  1. Very unusual and wonderful bright colours

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Wow! I can tell, reading your post, you have enjoyed making these. They are all wonderful. Love the bright colors and love the soft colors. That's a great die. I have one similar but the attachments on the squares are rubbish. Might have to save the pennies and buy this one :) Look forward to seeing the other cards you have made soon.
    Take care, Flo x

  3. Wonderful springtime florals - so fresh and zingy!
    Alison x

  4. Terrific use of the IB stamp Christine and I always love pinks and greens as a colour combo, make for a super Springtime creation.

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  5. This is the first card that anyone would be drawn to when displayed on a mantlepiece. Gorgeous Christine and well done for winning the stamps.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  6. Oh, c'est superbe et du plus bel effet ce rose!!! Je le préfère moi aussi en tonalité plus douce... Mais j'aime beaucoup les contrastes de couleurs que tu as recherché et réalisé sur tous ces panneaux, avec ces très belles fleurs en effet!
    Bises, je continue mon petit tour... :)

  7. What a great make and perfect for our challenge of Floral Frenzy over at Polkadoodles
    Jenny (DT)

  8. Great project and thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!

  9. Beautiful make. Thanks for joining us in our Floral Frenzy challenge challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  10. Beautiful colours.
    Thank you for joining in with the 'Floral Frenzy' challenge at Polkadoodles Mia - DT Member xx

  11. A stunning feminine creation, Christine! Gorgeous stamping! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  12. Fabulous card, the flowers work so well! Thank you for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge. Kay x

  13. Great card, love your fab layout
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  14. Great card, thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge.

    Hugs Wenda

  15. This is lovely, fabulous flowers x

  16. Fantastic effects, love the experimenting and the different outcomes. Thank you for joining us at Indigoblu. Good luck. Nikki K. xx