Friday, 15 February 2019

Flower garden

February is the month when the new craft products start arriving in the shops and personally, after a lack of mojo throughout the dreary January we've had in the UK, new goodies do always help reconnect with my creative side!

New to my stash this month is the gorgeous Flower Garden stamp by teamie Julie Hickey. Of course I wanted bright colours to go with it to chivvy spring along...

This is quite a large stamp and it doesn't need much else to make a card, so I let the design take pride of place on my card without any fussy embellishments, die-cuts etc...

I stamped the image with Versamagic to keep my options open in terms of colouring medium, as this ink will work with water based and alcohol based media.

I coloured the flowers creating a gradient and the leaves are done in a similar fashion, just a little less variation.

To finish I cut out the image and matted it on yellow card, stamped the sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments also by Julie Hickey with Versafine ink and voila, a card to brighten a wintry day!

Julie Hickey Designs Stamp Set - Flower Garden
Julie Hickey Designs I Need It Stamp Set - Everyday Sentiments
VersaMagic Dew Drop Inkpad Eggplant
Versafine Onyx Black

Should you purchase any of the products I have used on this card, select  'Design Team'  in the 'where have you seen us' drop down so we know we have inspired you!
Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Stamping Sensations, challenges.


  1. Gorgeous! Beautiful card with these flowers

  2. A lovely stamp, but so beautifully coloured and finished. This would brighten anyone's day.
    Cath x

  3. Gorgeous card! The new flower stamp looks amazing and you have captured spring beautifully with the colours 😁. Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

  4. Wow! Gorgeous card Christine. The colours are so pretty. Loooove this stamp you have used. It has gone on my wish list. I have pinned it so I know where to find it again. Hugs Flo xx

  5. A wonderful card for our 'All thing Bright and BEAUtiful' theme at Stamping Sensations this month. Thanks for joining us and Good Luck!

  6. Beautiful image & love your coloring!

  7. Definitely bright and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  8. Your blooms are beautifully bright and cheery and perfect for our 'All things Bright and BEAUtiful' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much for joining us again. You already know why I'm so late arriving!

    B x

  9. This card is gorgeous and it is so bright! And love the photo you made with jeans in the background. Spring is in the air... :-)