Saturday, 13 May 2017

Powerful flower

Welcome to my second piece of inspiration for the Flower Power challenge at Country View, hosted by the lovely Monika.

I haven't got any work in progress photos but there is nothing complicated about this card. All stamps are from Paper Artsy, old and new.

I used watercolour cardstock for my stamped panel and stamped the flower (Hot pick 1205) using dye inks in purple and greens.
I masked the flower and overstamped repeatedly with the blade of wheat (ELB33) and the branch in black (Hot Pick 1008).

I used watercolours to paint the flower and die-cut the panel with the Sizzix Thinlits Mixed Media. I added some Distress ink in Squeezed Lemonade to the base card before attaching the finished panel.

I added the sentiment, another Thinlit die also designed by Tim Holtz (660215), cut out of black cardstock. I am quite partial to these words sets and already have several in my stash...

I had planned to add a piece of twine and maybe some splatters, but, in the end, I thought my "powerful" flower should stand its ground alone!
As an after thought I should have used hot pressed (smooth) paper rather than this textured card as the imperfect stamping made it difficult to accurately colour the flower.

Thanks for coming by,
Also entering the Artistic StamperAddicted to stamps and Craft Stamper TIMI challenges.


  1. Terrific card and the one flower certainly makes a statement

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. A beautifully bright and welcoming card Christine, just perfect for a wet dull morning, really adds cheer. Popped your prize in the post earlier.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. What a fabulous card Christine!!! Great colours and beautiful colouring!!! xx

  4. Très joli rendu, cette belle fleur est superbement mise en valeur. Bon dimanche

  5. A perfectly simple, but highly effective card! Love your colors!

  6. A beautiful card.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Loving the contrasts Christine. Xx

  8. What a beautiful design - lovely flowers and I really like the cutwork in the corner!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  9. That's lovely - the flower looks great with the grassy stems behind.
    Alison x

  10. Encore une belle carte à ton actif, C&S mais avec une jolie technique de masquage et colorisation.
    Bien reçu ton petit mot sinon, merci, j'étais contente de te lire :)
    Bisous, bonne semaine prochaine

  11. Beautiful! Such a lovely flower. Really stands out against the subtle pattern of the die cut. Great combo.
    Hugs Flo x

  12. This is a beautiful card. The bloom is gorgeous. And I love the die cut texture in the corner. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. All the very best and hope to see you soon. Nandini, DT

  13. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

  14. Awesome card, love it. Thanks for admitting your creation to our challenge at the CRAFT STAMPER MAGAZINE blog.

    Majo - DT ♥

  15. Beautiful card, Christine! Love the colors and the diecut edge!
    Evelyn xx