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Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Soft flowers

Hello crafting pals!

I have now restored order to the chaos after my weekend away - except there are some card challenges that I'd really like to join in with before the deadline! So I've spent a little time tying up loose ends ;)


The card panel of this card was decorated by masking off the edges and sponging Smoky Slate ink through Funky Fossil's Distressed Diamonds stencil with a damp sponge. While it was drying...


... I stamped two of these beautiful flower stems from Fresh Flowers by Clearly Besotted using black Stazon ink. I thought they'd be perfect for some soft colours and have watercoloured them in Petal Pink, with Sea Foam for the leaves and stems, before fussy cutting them and arranging them on the stencilled card panel.


I found that this feminine birthday sentiment from Altenew's Birthday Greetings was a nice fit for the space :)


The final touch was to colour the stamens with a black fineliner to give the femininity of the card a little bit of 'edge' and mount the panel onto a card base using dimensionals.

Edited to add: I was delighted that this card won an Honourable Mention from Just Add Ink :)

CHALLENGES
The team at Just Add Ink has the most beautiful colour palette this week. I'm also linking up with AAA Birthday where the theme is Flowers.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I'm not wittering today as I have 8 minutes to join in the JAI challenge! Aaargh!

Hugs,

18 comments:

  1. Now that really IS cutting it fine (to enter the challenge!) LOL.

    It's a VERY charming and feminine card. Love the inky background and the delightful flower spray. Great fussy cutting BTW.

    Many xxx

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    1. Lol, I usually just miss the deadline but I didn't want it to happen yet again! Glad you like the fussy cutting - I am a human die cutter :D
      xxx

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  2. Pretty turnout ~ I think colour challanges are great because they make you try something new that you may not have thought of before.

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    1. I totally agree with you Karen! Also, left to myself, I would just stamp but I've tried all sorts of techniques because of challenges :)

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  3. Such a pretty card in these subtle colours Vicky! x

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    1. Thanks Viv. Aren't those colours gorgeous?! x

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  4. This is so pretty, soft and subtle. Lovely work. xx

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    1. Thanks Deborah. Just swooned over those beautiful subtle colours at JAI x

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  5. Very pretty card. I really like your stencilled back ground. Chantell Just Add Ink

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    1. Thanks Chantell. I'm trying to incorporate more stencilling into my cards!

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  6. Really beautiful card, lovely image with superb delicate colouring.

    Kath x

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  7. Absolutely stunning, Vicky. Couldn't love this more, so pretty & feminine! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink - you did well to beat the deadline :)

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    1. Thanks Patrice! I know, I was very proud at just nipping in before the deadline! (I've missed more deadlines than I've had hot dinners!)

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  8. Lovely creation! I love the subtle background detail and delicate flowers. Thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink x

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    1. Thanks Rachael! Such a great colour palette! x

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