Thursday 13 May 2021

Hot flowers

Hello, crafting friends!

I found time for a little stamping and colouring today - always very relaxing and therapeutic. It's a one layer card. I always love making these and seeing how much dimension I can get going with just colour and shading and, in the case of this card, a bit of stencilling too!

I started by sponging a little orange ink into the 'sea' section of Funky Fossil's Scenic Borders -  using it vertically makes it perfect for an abstract pattern rather than the waves it was intended to be. One of the flowers from Clearly Besotted's Fresh Flowers was stamped over the top using the same orange ink for the no line look.

My oil-based coloured pencils are one of my favourite ways to colour an image at the moment. I selected some reds and oranges and set to work blending. The sentiment is an ancient Stampin' Up one that I found the other day and fell in love with all over again! I underlined it with one of the pencils I'd used on the flower for a little extra interest.

I'm joining in at Color Hues, where the hues in question are Red and Orange, and Try It On Tuesday where the theme is Make It Feminine.

It's been pouring with rain today here in the heart of England, and I've been drenched several times. Eva thought it was great larks of course! Perhaps that influenced my choice of colour - that flower looks as if it grows somewhere hot! Looking on the bright side, I managed to cut the grass and do a bit of planting yesterday, so all today's rain is going to be of great benefit in the garden!

Sending hugs,


  1. A gorgeous choice of colours Vicky,love the background stencil and the beautiful stamped image

  2. A beautiful one-layer card! The stenciling adds such a lovely, soft background for the gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  3. What a luscious looking flower. Superb colouring and very pretty results.

    I think you’ve passed your wet weather on to me this morning! Thanks!!!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. These are lovely florals and those warm tones do make them look a bit tropical, despite your damp weather! Beautiful! I would love to know what kind of oil pencils you use...I do not like the pencils that are in my stash. :(

  5. So very gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Hues!

  6. You certainly succeeded with the colour and dimension Vicky and even if it's been raining there is plenty of sunshine to be had on your card.

    Rosa has seen rain for the first time and seems she is going to be a water babe as she loved it, especially jumping up to catch the overflow by the greenhouse.

    B x

  7. Such beautiful flowers for a dreary day! Your pencil coloring is awesome and I love how the waves look vertically!

  8. Vicky I already saw this on Instagram and fell in love instantly!
    Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  9. Amazing pencil work Vicky - these hot flowers are truly fabulous and I love the stencilling behind!

  10. Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

  11. This is so pretty,
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Avril x


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