Hello my friends. It has been a while since my last blog post. However it is not because I wanted to neglect crafting but i've had to as i have been poorly and unable to do much. I've also been stuck in bed and so not able to do much from there as walking was quite painful.
So without further ado onto today's make. I wanted to use the Stampendous sunflower so I started from there. This is a lovely huge stamp that comes with the head and stalk separate hence allowing for more options. I stamped the flower in black archival and clear embossed with detail powder. Then I masked the flower and added the stalk in the same way. I masked this off too and worked on background.
I got out my journaling set from Claritystamp and set to work. I use this set more than any other. I started by brushing antique linen and old paper distress inks all over background with the clarity brushes. Then I started stamping with the script and brushed corduroy di. I did not mount stamp as I wanted a distressed look. I tamped around edges with the burlap stamp and frayed burlap ink. Then i got the water stain stamp and inked randomly with brushed corduroy after blotting the first generation ink. I darkened edges with brushed corduroy and walnut stain.
They are so soft and creamy. Once I was happy with shading I added shading around flower with brushed corduroy and walnut stain and a make up sponge. Then I mounted it on black card and added ribbon to lower edge with a double bow. To add some quirkiness i added a ladybird to the centre of the bow. Then I mounted the whole lot onto kraft card. I wanted to add dew drops to add some more dimension.
I finished card off by adding 4 transparent gems to the corners and a little ceramic pot that i had in my stash. I got this idea from the lovely Emma Williams who used an ideology bottle as a vase for her flower.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Fussy and fancy - inspiration picture ( i went with colours and flower)
creative fingers challenge - thank you/anything goes
crafting from the hearth - anything goes
paper creators - flowers and bows
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
OMG this is fabulous, fantastic background and your colouring is stupendous.ReplyDelete
I am trying to learn but not having much success so far am beginning to think I cant do it, have watched both dvds and practised a bit but struggling somewhat. Will keep perservering x
i confess i haven't watched any dvds Linda and that's because i don't have any. i have rearranged the pencils in numerical order so i have all the colours grouped together so i can chose more easily. i just start with the lightest and work myself up to the darkest and then go in with lighter ones at times to blend. same as for promarkers.Delete
thanks for your lovely comment xx
Lovely Theresa, and I hope you are feeling very much better by now. xx MaggieReplyDelete
yes Maggie much better xxDelete
Really lovely Theresa. your shading of the colours is FAB. Hugs xxReplyDelete
Thanks Emma xxDelete
Wow! This is so beautiful, your coloring is gorgeous! Love the background and the cute lady bug. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, IvonneReplyDelete
thanks Ivonne xxDelete
Wow! What a beautiful card Theresa, that's an amazing stamp and you've coloured it in superbly. Sorry you've not been well, I hope you feel tip top very soon xx Zoe xxReplyDelete
thanks Zoe. back to work tomorrow now xxDelete
Very lovely, Theresa. Sorry you have been ill - nice to see you back xxReplyDelete
cheers Janet xxDelete
So pretty, lovely colouring! Hope you're feeling better now. XxxxReplyDelete
yes Wendy, thanks xxDelete
Superb ! So delicate work !ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge !
thanks Lau xxDelete
Fabulous, an amazing sunflower, love the background too, thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, good luck, hugs, Colette xxReplyDelete
thanks Colette xxDelete
Beautiful Theresa. Pleased to hear you're feeling better xxReplyDelete
thanks Lisa xxDelete
Wow, Theresa what amazing colouring, I love sunflowers they are such a happy flower. Thanks for entering Fussy & Fancy Challenge. Hope you are all better very soon xx AnnieReplyDelete
thanks Annie. better now xxDelete
Wonderful card thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers with Anything goes challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xxReplyDelete
Great project! Thanks for playing at Crafting from the heart. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.ReplyDelete
What a fabulously coloured sunflower. Such a great image. Thank you for joining in the Fussy & Fancy Challenge.ReplyDelete
F & F DT
Congratulations on your Top 5 pick Theresa!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Beth. have only just seen it xxDelete