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Tuesday, 10 May 2022

See the Flowers Smiling

Hi All.  I love these teasels by Art Journey Stamps from their set called Nature Flowers and decided to use them for a friend's birthday and it was a fairly quick card to come together. 

I started with the washy background and by just flapping the paper into the ink with added water on my glass mat you get small areas of coverage of the colours, drying in between layers until you get the look you want.  I used Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks.  I then used a Kaisercraft stamp called Background Postmarks, to make a pattern and to fill in the gaps.  I have had this for a long time, and naughty me have only used it for the first time now.  I used the Salty Ocean DI to stamp so it would just be part of the overall background.  I then cut it down and added the teasels and the words up the side of the tallest of the two stems, and then added a sentiment, using my Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink.

Finally I added it on to a white mat and then added this to the 7" x 5" white card.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.






I am entering the following challenges:

NBUS Challenge - No. 38 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.  (The background stamp is NBUS).
We Love Stamping May Challenge - For a Lady (or Girl).
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Anything Stamped with option of Flora and Fauna.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 428 Birthdays.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 675 Favourite Stamps and/or Dies.  (I find it impossible to choose a favourite but I do love the sculptural look of teasels and this Art Journey Stamp is so detailed and beautiful).

17 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Pat, your colour splash background is a gorgeous background for the teasels.

brenda said...

A pretty colour palette for your lovely floral creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts, Stamping Sensations and We Love stamping challenges.

B x

Aquarius said...

A super stamp and the background inking is amazing - lovely card

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous colours on the background and I like how you stamped some of the sentiment vertically Pat x. Extra loving the thistles and love this beautiful card x.

Cathy said...

That background is stunning Pat! Love the sketchy look and the tone on tone stamping, the teasels are beautifully detailed stamps too, love the sentiment running vertically too, Cathy x

Sarn said...

Love this card Pat xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful clean and simple card design using this lovely stamp, thank you for joining us at Allsorts.
Lorraine

cuilliesocks said...

This is a gorgeous card Pat, I love the teasel image and your wonderful inking, beautiful colours too, Kate x

Viv said...

Loving this gorgeous background Pat! The colours are vibrant and the background stamping on top gives the perfect backdrop for those beautiful teasels. Fab card. x

Dena J said...

You created a wonderful background for the silhouette stamp. Thank you for joining the challenge at Allsorts this week.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Pat. Your flowers certainly made me smile. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us over on We Love Stamping.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a fabulous background, Pat, and I love the stamp you used over the Distress Inks! Perfect for your silhouette flowers! Thanks for sharing at NBUS!! Linda W. May Guest Designer

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful card with this nice inky background! Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts this week!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Well, it's a beautiful CAS card, even without much white space (hate those rules! haha). LOVE how you did the background, thanks for the details. xoxo

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A gorgeous card Pat with a superb background, lots of lovely detail. Apologies for not being around much, life just seems to be getting in the way of my blogging x

Liz said...

Great card, Pat. The teasels are lovely and look beautiful against your fabulous background. x

Kathyk said...

Cracking card Pat and I'm loving your background

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk