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.

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.



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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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