Monday 24 December 2018

Mosaic Flower Birthday

Hi there everybody.  This is my third and last post for this month as Guest Designer over at the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog and I decided to use their Mosaic Flower stamp.  I love chinese lanterns and these remind me of them, but I did choose a yellow for them and with just a touch of orange, and colouring the mosaic adds a bit more detail and interest to the background too.

I made the background first using Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks laid onto my glass mat, spritzed with water and then the card dragged through to pick up the ink.  When dry I then stamped the flowers using Versamark ink and WOW Silver Metallic Embossing Powder and coloured with my DI's using Fossilised Amber and Carved Pumpkin for the flowers, and Ground Espresso for the stems applied with a waterbrush.  I also used some of the same colours to fill in a few of the mosaic shapes in the background.

I finished by layering it on to dark blue card and I made a sentiment strip with the same blue card using a sentiment from Paisley Elephant stamped with Versamark and heat embossed again using the Silver Metallic EP.  I placed a piece of foam on the back to raise it up a bit.

Most days there are posts from other members of the Design Team and Guest Design Team so do pop over and take a look here.  There are always a great variety of styles and types of project shown to suit all tastes.

Thank you for dropping by today as I know how busy it is with just a day to go before the festivities begin.  I do intend to put a post up tomorrow, that is if I get it done in time, as with everything else going on it's 50/


Bonnie said...

What a beautiful background, Pat! I love how the patterns and colors add the feeling of texture to those beautiful yellow flowers! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Pat!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pat, lovely colours and design. Have a joyful Christmas and a Happy New year, Kate x x

Barb said...

What a gorgeous card this is Pat. I've been catching up with your makes and you have certainly made some beauties with those lovely Chocolate Baroque stamps. Have a lovely Christmas. Barbxx

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Pat, these Chinese Lanterns are beautiful. I love that mosaic background.
Merry Christmas Christine

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a fabulous card. The mosaic stamping sure does add another layer of interest and I love it x

Liz said...

Love this card, Pat, a really beautiful design. I love the background you've created for the lovely flowers. xx