Saturday 14 May 2016

spring colours

Hello my friends. I'm back with another offering. This time it is mainly a one layered card that was inspired by  card that the talented Janet Pring did a few weeks ago.

I started by making a mask from post it notes that was big enough to take the peony posie stamp by IndigoBlu and masked the centre of a piece of white card. I then went around with removable tape and masked off an edge round all 4 sides. 

Using the extreme edges of the posie stamp and watering can archival ink, I went round all 4 sides. Using brushes and distress inks I brushed scattered straw, squeezed lemonade and then pulled a bit of mustard seed from the inside edge using a make-up sponge. And that was the outer border finished.

I removed all the masking and stamped the peony posie in the centre with watering can archival ink. I coloured it in with distress inks and damp paintbrush. I used spun sugar, picked raspberry and seedless preserve for the peonies and tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon and squeezed lemonade for the forget-me-nots. Cracked pistachio and lucky clover finish the leaves.

I went round the edges with a gray fine liner pen. Then I mixed some gold perfect pearls with a drop of water and with the brush deposited tiny spots on random splatters on the stamped design. Finally I added some bisque liquid pearls to the centres of the forget-me-nots.
Once dry I finished the card off with some matting and layering.
And now this card has gone to cheer up somebody from work who was suddenly afflicted with Bell's palsy...... Theresa xx

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

IndigoBlu blog challenge - spring is in the air
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
The Outlawz Friday challenge - national flower day


  1. I am honoured to have inspired such a lovely card, Theresa xxx

  2. Lovely card Theresa, and great use of such a fab stamp...hope you and your boys are having a fab weekend and enjoying this lovely weather...Jo. X

    1. thanks Jo. yes the weather has been good xx

  3. A beautiful card Teresa, a lovely design with super colours and papers, your image is adorable and such gorgeous details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge .

    1. thanks Heather. the yellow is not a background paper but a border created by masking :) xx

  4. Very pretty card thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Flowers Challenge.
    Gayatri xx

  6. such a pretty card - lovely! Thanks for joining the Indigo Blu challenge this month and good Luck! Hugs rachel x

  7. A gorgeous Indigoblu stamp Theresa and so beautifully coloured and the background is so pretty too. x

  8. This is so pretty ..... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge xx