Thursday, 28 August 2014

CAS Flowers

Hello there everybody.  I saw this sketch over at Less is More and I thought as I am a bit short of time at the moment it would make a nice easy card.  I used  a Chocolate Baroque set of stamps called Poppy Meadow, one of the smaller stamps in the set.  I have used this stamp before, and in similar colours.   I don't know why, but with this flower  just seems to draw me to orange, red and blue.

I used a smallish rectangular shaped snippet of white card and stamped with Black Archival ink and then coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils - Primaries.  I made the background using the same set of pencils.  I mounted this on to a piece of gold card, and then on to a piece of dark blue.  I stamped the sentiment using the same Black Archival ink on to a snippet of white and then mounted this on to another snippet of blue card.  I used a Gold 7" x 5" card and shaved approximately 1/4" off the length and the width which I felt made it look more balanced.  In real life it is actually a bright pearlescent gold colour but looks rather beige in the photo.

Thank you for dropping by today.

Pat x

I am entering the following challenges:

Less is More - Week 186 a sketch challenge.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 139 where we use snippets of card or paper, and I have excelled myself as every single piece was a snippet!
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.



  1. What a lovely burst of blooms this card features - lovely


  2. What a super card Pat. I love the way you used your pencils to create that lovely background. Great interpretation of the LIM sketch as well.
    Jean x

  3. Pat a stunning shock of flowers with a fab colour scheme
    and great use of the sketch
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. Very pretty card Pat, beautiful colour scheme, Cathy x

  5. This looks lovely Pat... great image, beautifully done!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. This is a wonderful image, Miss Pat. Also like the placement of the focal image on your card front. I'm blown away by that marvelous pencil coloring though. I really loved the way you've radiated that background color outwards from between the flowers. (I hope I'm explaining what I'm trying to say!). It's so beautiful, and you are a whiz with this pencils! I'm trying to develop what you've already nailed down! Really gorgeous card. Happy Wkend and TFS

  7. Super colour choices Pat, love this. Super take on the sketch
    Thanks for joining in with Less is More this week
    LIM Designer

  8. Gorgeous card Pat! And, as Mary said so well, beautiful colouring. She's a little star - I've been hopping round playground entries commenting and see that Mary's always been there first and left such detailed and kind comments!

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. Very pretty color combination against kraft, Pat! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  10. Along with butterflies poppies are the next favourite that I like to stamp with. I love your colours you have chosen for this card. Hugs Mrs A.


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