Sunday 27 October 2019


Hi everybody.  This is a very quick birthday card I made for a friend who had her birthday recently.  This is one of a couple of different coneflowers on a set by Aall and Create - #199 Eclectic Stems.  The stamps they produce are always that bit different, and this is one of two sets of their stamps I bought a little while ago and this is the first card using them.  I also bought a pad of papers recently too which have that inky look made by Craft Consortium  Grunge - Light Tones and you can stamp and watercolour on them very well.  I used one of the pink ones on the bottom row to the left.

I stamped all the images using Versafine Olympia Green ink and then coloured the flowers with Distress Inks using Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon and Brushed Corduroy.  I used a Dutch Doobadoo stencil Geometric Tiles to add a bit more interest to the background and also added some more Seedless Preserves DI around the edges and and in towards the middle just to darken it a bit.

Thank you for dropping by today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Penny Black and More: October - Pretty in Pink.
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes (no candles on mine).
Watercooler Wednesday - No.244 All About Occasions.
Just Add Ink - #480 Add a "Technique".


Kathleen said...

Some really great images and love the shade of pink that you have used for the background.
Thank you for doing our 'Pretty in Pink' challenge at Penny Black and More.

Kath x

Cathy said...

Such a pretty colour scheme Pat, love the sort of quirky stamps that Aall & Creat have, these coneflowers included. I have a few on my wishlist! Love the extra texture from the tiles and the matting you've used makes it all pop beautifully, Cathy x

brenda said...

I'm growing rather too fond of Aall and Create stamps as well Pat, also their stencils as they do some quite large ones which are ideal to use with the Gelli Plate.

This Coneflower is pretty and your card has a lovely soft and delicate feel to it with the added sprigs of blossom and subtly stencilling.

Lovely to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Dawn T said...

Superb card Pat. Love the dimension you managed with the stenciling and stamping. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Dawn ~ DT

Kathyk said...

Lovely card, such a pretty colour choice, smashing coneflower too

Happy Monday


Lou said...

Wow. That is so pretty. I really love how you've added the distress inks in different ways to add that great texture to you fab card. Such a great way to dress up decorative paper. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

Mac Mable said...

I have just bought a couple of the AALL stamps set too Pat. Such a pretty card and love how you stamped in the green and further enhanced the paper with the stenciling. Such a beautiful card x.

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marjan said...

I cannot see this is a quick card, Pat, it is beautiful! So nice we don't have to spend hours if we are in a hurry and still make something lovely.

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! This is so pretty!! Your friend will love it! Love your design!

Jan said...

This is such a soft and pretty card Pat! Your flowers and sentiment have a beautiful whimsical feel and your soft inking really adds a lot of interest and texture too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

LitsArt said...

happy haloween!gorgeous creations!

Darnell said...

I can see why you bought the set, Pat, and why it didn't stay NBUS too long! Your card design and the background you created are really beautiful!! Hugs, Darnell

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, Pat! I love that coneflower image, and the touch of stencilling on the background. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)