Wednesday 13 January 2016

a little note with a flourish

 Hello there fellow crafters. I have  CAS offering for you today. I needed a thank you card and didn't have a lot of time so  I came up with this.

I stamped the leafy flourish in black archival ink. Then I added the bird in flight and the little sentiment. All these stamps were free with a magazine.

Then I added some colour to the leaves and flowers. I used distress markers and a waterbrush. The leaves are coloured with twisted citron and the flowers with fossilized amber and wilted violet.

I then went round the card with a black micron pen and drew squiggly lines as shown. i coloured them in with the same markers.

I also added some clear wink of stella to flowers but this is really difficult to photograph.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Less is more - one layer - add a flourish
CASology - open


  1. Beautiful CAS design, great stamping and lovely doodled border!
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  2. A really lovely thank you card Theresa and the doodled border is a great finishing touch. x

  3. This is such a pretty little stamp, super card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Flourishing beautifully and so elegant Theresa, thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. So, so lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  6. Super stylish flourish Theresa and love your border!
    Thank you so much for your entry
    "Less is More"

  7. Lovely elegant card. I love all the open space and the tiny sentiment. And well done with your freehand border, I'm too scared to do anything freehand lol!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

    1. thank you Anita. that squiggly border is my first of the kind. i have done some more but with straighter lines and dots xx

  8. The tiny birds are a perfect addition to the flourish!
    Beautiful card... thanks for joining us at Casology!

  9. Hey Theresa!! I love how free flowing the bird looks on this card. You did a great job. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.