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Sunday, 5 April 2020

Delicate daffodils

Hello crafting friends!

Despite everything that's going on in the world, Mother Nature is ignoring everything and continuing to work on her glorious spring display. The early bold yellow daffodils are giving way to more delicate varieties that have been inspiring me. Come and see:


I've coloured Clearly Besotted's Spring Daffodils with bright yellows and oranges several times this spring (here and here for example) but this time I heat embossed them with white embossing powder and coloured them, with warm centres and ethereal looking petals, using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.


If you were here on Wednesday, you'll know that my new white cardstock turned out to be some kind of weird half coated stuff. You can't stamp on it or colour it as it just smudges, but I was able to take advantage of its slippery quality to sponge an inky strip on the front of a card base I cut out of it.


After fussy cutting my daffodils, I arranged them on the strip in three clusters and finished the card with a blocky sentiment from Uniko.



CHALLENGES
I was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches with its three stacked elements, so I'm joining in there. I shall also link up with The Flower Challenge where the theme is Spring/Autumn flowers, depending on where you are in the world :)


AND IN OTHER NEWS
It is beautiful spring weather here in the heart of England, and I'm really hoping people will heed the advice to stay at home. I've been trying to get up as early as possible to take Eva out for a good walk as the amount of people out and about is making me anxious. Runners in particular don't seem to understand that 'at least 2 metres away' makes even more sense when you're panting heavily, not less...


... except this panting runner of course!

Hope you are keeping safe and well.

Hugs,

21 comments:

  1. Your daffodils are lovely, as is your pretty panel of sponged green inks. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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    1. It was such a fab sketch I couldn't resist!

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  2. A Glorious card Vicky, of one of my favourite flowers, which have been a joy this year.
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

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    1. Haven't they! All the flowers have been a particular joy this year.
      You too Faith x

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  3. Beautiful card! I love daffodils too ~ and the white ones are especially pretty. You did a great job coloring them in. my daughter started sewing face masks so we wore them today to run an errand and it felt odd, but I would say only 1/3 of the people are wearing them and like you I felt people getting too close for comfort ~ I'm very happy staying at home instead for the time being! ~ Blessings

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    1. I've been reading all sorts of articles which say that even home made masks are more protective than nothing. Might start sewing some myself! Blessings to you too Karen x

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  4. Love this, superb CAS creation, gorgeous colours.

    Kath x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Kath. Really keeps me going :)
      x

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  5. Oh what a beautiful spring card Vicky, such lovely colours and a fabulous die xx

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    1. It's not a die Andrea, just a bit of fussy cutting... okay, a LOT of fussy cutting! xx

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  6. I really love the look of this card. Terrific inking and a pretty arrangement of daffs. Gorgeous.

    I had close brush with inconsiderate joggers as u know . . . Ignorant of the 2m safety rule. Grrrr.

    I bought a "head tube" from mountain warehouse a couple of years ago . . . It's been deployed as very useful face mask for last 2 weeks & can easily be washed and dried.
    Lobe xxx

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    1. Love the idea of the head tube - although perhaps not in the heat! xxx

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  7. This is really wonderful! I love the inking behind that gorgeous flower. So glad you joined us this week at FMS! Stay safe!

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  8. These beautiful daffodils on your card look like mine just outside my craft room window, so very sweet.
    Thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
    XO
    Maria/DT

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    1. Yes, the yellow ones have all gone in my garden, but I have some like this too :)
      x

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  9. I love a daffodil or five and this is very clever the way they edge your sponged border, which looks great - glad that cardstock was good for something!

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    1. Everything gets used up in The Craft Square Metre!

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  10. Fabulous card, I love the ink blending that perfectly accentuates your white daffodils -- beautiful

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