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Sunday, 28 July 2019

When is a daisy not a daisy?

Hello crafting pals!

I've been hunting out challenges having become addicted to the fun of thinking out card ideas. These two challenges seemed to go well together - I love that sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the Addicted To CAS theme looks interesting...


... but the problem is that I don't have a daisy stamp. Or do I? A rummage through my small stash of stamps revealed a retired Stampin' Up Christmas set called Cheerful Tags:


See that little stamp on the bottom right? I snipped away the extra dots and was left with a daisy image! Come and see what I made with it:


The background was made by scribbling on an acrylic block with markers, spritzing with water and stamping. When it was dry, I inked up my new daisy with Versamark and stamped twice onto the background. I heat embossed with white embossing powder (yes! I have acquired a heat tool and some basic embossing powder!) and polished my daisies with a dauber.


I repeated this process on a separate piece of card, snipped the daisy out and added punched yellow centres to all my flowers. The card was finished with a stamped and cut out sentiment from Alte and New's Birthday Wishes. (This close up does reveal a bit of a dodgy ink up - oops! But my new ink pads are on their way *throws hat in the air and cheers*)

Sometimes the more obstacles there are, the more the fun these challenges are!

Daisies are such friendly flowers aren't they. Who remembers making daisy chains as a child?

Sending inky hugs,

28 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Vicky. I love your background. How you got your daisy stamp is very creative on your part too. I tend to snip off things on my stamps as well. Beautiful goldie in your profile picture!

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    1. Nothing should ever go to waste! Have passed your comment onto Eva the goldie and she wagged ;)

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  2. You're amazing, this is Gorgeous.
    Faith x

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  3. I'm so glad to see you posting crafty goodness again! I love the green smooshed color behind the white 'daisies' and so clever to repurpose a winter stamp to a tiny floral beauty.

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    1. Thanks KellyRae! So pleased with my new daisy stamp!

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  4. I remember daisy chains and crowns. Your daisies are adorable and perfect for this sketch and the bit of watercolor to ground them.

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  5. We used to make them with buttercups too :)

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  6. I love the way you think Vicky - what a clever idea. Lovely card too xx

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    1. Thank you Jacqueline! Great fun to be embossing again :D
      xx

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  7. It's gorgeous! I'll get that promised package into the mail sometime this week xoxo

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  8. What a lovely card! Those flowers are so sweet! Love the background! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  9. Wow! You've been super creative, your home made daisies are so pretty. Thanks so much for joining in at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  10. This is so soft and sweet! Pretty card! Glad you shared it at FMS!

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  11. I love the way you created a daisy image! Thanks for sharing with us at FMS this week!

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  12. Perfect example of where there's a will there's a way, Vicky. You got creative and made a darling daisy card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to CAS.

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    1. Very true - really wanted to join in! Thank you Bobby :)

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  13. This is fab--what a creative way to create your mini scene. Thx for joining us at ATCAS!

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  14. So much wonderful depth you managed to capture on your card. Such a clever way to create a daisy, too. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
    jaydee

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  15. So fabulous! Love the artsy BG for your daisy! Wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATCAS Daisy challenge.

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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