Thursday 26 June 2014

Say It With Flowers

Hi Everyone.  Yes, I know, long time no see.  I have been so busy of late that I'm afraid card making has gone out the window.  Disaster struck last week when I had a card ready to put up and in my rush to get it in the post on time the photo was appalling so had to abandon that, and since then have not had the time, and when there was a bit of time was feeling too tired for inspiration to strike.  

Anyway, let's rectify that immediately.  I made this card using one of the stamps from a set from Chocolate Baroque called Poppy Meadow.   These are very detailed stamps and so pretty.

Although this sheet has poppies there are also some other images, and this is one of them.  I'm not quite sure what flower this is, but anyway, I fancied using these shades of yellow - Adironack Sunshine Yellow, and Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, and around the image some Adirondack Stonewashed.  I used Archival Black ink to stamp the image, and then watercoloured with a waterbrush.

The construction of the card is very straightforward.  I used a snippet of white card and Black Archival ink to stamp the image, and then another small piece of white to mount that on, and then this was mounted on the white base card.  Lastly I stamped the Papermania sentiment with Black Archival directly on to the base card.

I'm sure a lot of you will be aware of the challenge here going on at the moment being run by the lovely Darnell to celebrate reaching 500 followers so congratulations on this achievement Darnell, and I have to be quick to enter as it finishes tomorrow.


She has asked us to use a NBUS item which in my case is the stamp which has not been inked before.  The friendship theme was a little more difficult as I don't have any stamps on that theme, but I felt that congratulations are sent by me as a sign of friendship to Darnell for her wonderful blog which always makes me smile when I read it, and the encouragement she gave to me when I first started blogging as she was one of my first followers, and her cards are great too!

I would also like to enter:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Challenge 130 where we are asked to leftovers/snippets of paper or card.
Less is More - Challenge 177 - Watercolour.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - I Ought To Use This More, as I have had this set of stamps for quite a while and have not used this stamp before.

Thank you for dropping by today.  Enjoy the weekend too.

Pat x



Jean said...

I love the CAS style of this card Pat and the flowers are very pretty and beautifully coloured.
Jean x

Darnell said...

It's so good to see you back, Pat! I'm sorry you were having frustrations before. Getting cards made and trying to take good photos and writing posts all take a lot of time, so I understand. I'm glad you brought us this beautiful card to inspire us! Great job on the watercoloring and I love your CAS design!!

Thank you for joining in my NBUS Challenge, posting my button, and saying such kind things! I really appreciate your support!! I hope to see you back again soon! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Lovely card Pat! Those flowers are coloured so beautifully - which reminds me that this week's Less is More challenge is watercolours. You should enter this beauty!


Di xx

Chrissie said...

This is just lovely Pat!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful image and watercolouring Pat
Perfect CAS card
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

scrappymo! said...

The colouring on these flowers is so pretty. I like the colours you chose.
Great card, Pat.

I know what you mean about running short of time. This is always our busiest time of year...the gardens and the lake are calling out for attention too!!!

Kathyk said...


GDTM Simply Less Is More

KandA said...

Just looking through the cards on Darnells challenge and this caught my eye so had to come for a closer look. Such a pretty stamp and gorgous colours xx

Viv said...

What a lovely stamp Pat - and beautifully coloured - great card.

Sarah G said...

Love the colouring of those pretty flowers in sunny yellows! Lovely CAS card :)

MaryH said...

Absolutely lovely image, and fantastic watercoloring. I really admire the simple way you've used the white backgrounds to allow this beautiful watercolor piece take center stage. It's very impressive. Great entry for the NBUS too. Glad to hear you've not been ill, just busy. Know how that goes! TFS & Hugs. Also many thanks for all your sweet visits & comments.

Anne said...

Super floral card Pat, like you I'm not too sure what they are, apart from lovely!
Thanks for joining us at Less is More
LIM Designer

Neets B said...

Such a pretty card and I love that you've watercoloured the blue backdrop. I also love the simple matting and layering of your frames. It needs nothing more.

Sandra said...

What a pretty and elegant card. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful clean style Pat, the image looks great stamped multiple times and in the bright colours. Take care, Shirleyx