Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Wednesday Words

This week at Less Is More the theme is flowers.  It's also the theme at CASology and One Layer Simplicity. Well that's a gift, three challenges and who doesn't have flower stamps in their stash? The difficult thing is to choose which one!

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So I went with Clearly Besotted's Fresh Flowers. Next to decide the colours.

 Everywhere in my garden is beginning to bloom at the moment and I have a lupin that is hot pink and sunshiny yellow, so I took the colours from that.



I made the background by using the ink on block technique described here, but masked off a section of the card before applying the ink - I simply die cut a rectangle in the middle of a piece of paper and used the aperture.


Next I stamped the flower over the background stripes and coloured in the flower using a water brush and inks, using an acrylic block as a paint palette. 


 I finished off the card with a simple sentiment from the same stamp set and a little sparkle in the flower centres.

Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Fresh Flowers
Inks: Memento, rose bud, dandelion, tuxedo black; SU, old olive
Embellishment: Kuretake, Wink of Stella clear

Thank you so much for dropping by today, it's so lovely to see how many visits I'm getting.

Jane
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7 comments:

  1. This is simply yummy Jane, perfectly coloured and designed.
    Thanks for taking part.
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  2. Fun technique that resulted in a gorgeous card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  3. This is super, what a great effect!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Lovely card, as always! Jealous if your garden!!

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  5. Jane this is gorgeous!
    Thank you for your LIM entry
    Anne
    Less is More Designer

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  6. That's a very pretty card, I love the way you carried the colours through from the flower :D x

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  7. Such a pretty one layer card! Love the way you got some inspiration from nature! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology. May

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