Tuesday 15 March 2022

Tulips from middle England

Hello, crafting friends!
Are spring flowers bursting out all over your area? They certainly are here and I am loving the display and discovering something new in the garden every day. Today's simple one layer card was inspired by that:

Although I don't have a walled garden myself, I've always loved the look of sun-warmed brick as a backdrop for flowers. For this card I stamped the tulip image directly onto a card base, using a barely-there green, and coloured them with coloured pencils.

The tulips were covered with a mask made with a sticky note so I was able to stencil a background using Funky Fossil's Brick Wall stencil. When the mask was removed, I stamped and heat embossed the friendly sentiment from Uniko's Floral Vines over the top.
Delighted that the team at Just Add Ink voted this card their winner! 

There are two challenges asking for favourites this week - The Alphabet Challenge, where Helen is inviting us to use a favourite colour combination, and As You See It where the challenge is to use our favourite spring flower. I like almost ANY colour with green so I've opted for orange and green, and I love ALL spring flowers but have chosen tulips this time! I'm also linking up with Just Add Ink where Kerry has chosen the theme of Just Add Masking, and Allsorts where Brenda's topical theme is Spring is in the Air.

I'm not the only one enjoying the spring flowers...

... although I suspect that a boy dog has maybe left a Special Message on this little clump of daffs!

Sending hugs,


  1. A stunning colour combo perfect for these Spring flowers,a beautiful CAS card

  2. This is just gorgeous! I love that faint stenciling behind your gorgeous tulips! Nothing blooming over here in least nothing is blooming in my garden! They're on their way though!

  3. Vicki, I just love your one layer CAS card. Beautiful colouring of the flowers and great masking for your stencilling. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink. Cheers, Kerry DT

  4. Just fabulous, Vicky! Your tulips are so vibrant and look so good against your softly stencilled sun-drenched wall. Thanks so much for joining us again at As You See It.

  5. A lovely floral creation in pretty soft colours, thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Allsorts Spring challenge.

    B x

  6. I love me a tulip or three Vicky and your trio of orange blooms are so cheery against the brick. Clever masking too - I think I might have found my next stencil technique to try (said excitedly as I have a brick stencil too!!) Thanks for playing along with us over at As You See It this week!

  7. Wow a stunning card. Love your softly coloured background that allows the Tulips to be the hero. Chantell Just Add Ink

  8. How beautiful Vicky, I love tulips too, any color really, but the orange is just so bright and cheerful. Gorgeous one layer card! Thanks for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge.

  9. Vicky, these tulips are gorgeous! I love your coloring choices, your work with pencils is amazing! And great job masking those details - the background brick is perfect! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

  10. An absolutely wonderful Spring card. Love it. xxx

  11. Wow, this is a perfect CAS card! Your layering of the images is lovely. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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  12. Gosh Vicky how do you get such soft colouring with pencils it's so pretty ? I love the brickwall as a backdrop would love to have one of those too but just have to make do with a balcony.Love hearing about Eva you too crack me up.

  13. I always admire your beautiful delicate coloring and the implied wall in the background fits perfectly.

  14. You've done a masterful job of colouring your tulips with coloured pencils! I love the look of the stenciled brick wall behind them. It always makes me think of "The Secret Garden"! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges!

  15. Such a stunning card! So simple yet so effective - a perfect example of a CAS card. Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

  16. The hint of brick is so lovely. I wish we could have tulips. The deer think they're candy I'm afraid. But I do love them. (The tulips that is..... not so much the deer.)

  17. I'm still waiting for my tulips to pop up. Your card is a lovely design and your colours are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x


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