Friday 27 March 2020

A lily for sympathy

Hello crafting friends.

Is anyone else crafting like mad at the moment? It is such a great escape from the craziness that is the new 'normal'. I was lucky enough to win a stamp set from Uniko in last month's challenge and I've been able to christen it today. Come and see what I made:

The stamp set I chose was Uniko's Pure Florals Lily and when it arrived I was taken by surprise - it's much bigger than I expected! The main lily is huge and can easily carry a card by itself. I stamped it off the edge of a card panel with versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

It was a lot of fun to colour - I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers with water-based markers for the stamens and the dots. Once it was coloured, I gave the background a wash of barely-there purple using a watercolour crayon, a paintbrush and some water and left it to dry.

When it had completely dried, I cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodles, mounted it on purple card stock and attached it to my card base. The stamp set comes with some beautiful sentiments but I chose a simple blocky one from a different set to contrast with that delicate flower. It's from Simply Said Blocks by Uniko.

I was so pleased that this card was picked as one of the runner ups at Freshly Made Sketches :)

I'm linking this card up with Freshly Made Sketches, where I loved the simplicity of this week's sketch; Also, The Colour Throwdown made me want to join in with it's pink, purple and white palette - colours I haven't put together for ages!

It is sobering to remember that while we are trying to adapt to a lockdown situation, elsewhere there are life and death dramas playing out. We, like the rest of Britain, went out onto our doorstep at 8pm and clapped and cheered for the heroes of our wonderful NHS who are working so hard on our behalf. It was extraordinarily moving.

Stay safe and keep well.



  1. A really beautiful creation, a really lovely image and super delicate colours, I think that you are the Queen of CAS.

    Kath x

    1. What a lovely thing to say Kath! Thank you! x

  2. That is so beautiful Vicky, I love those Lillies, but have to cut the stamens out just as soon as possible, as boy do they stain stuff! Xxx

  3. That is a stunning cart. Beautiful image. I'm totally with Lesley on the stamens of them . . . can't stand the staining OR the smell of them! But they are so gorgeous!

    Happy Saturday xxx

    1. Funny isn't it - I didn't used to be able to stand the smell of lilies or of Ylang Ylang either, but now I love both. Something to do with our chemistry I think.

  4. Lovely coloring! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. I love how you colored that flower, such an elegant card!

  6. Stunning card and such a wonderful way to use this gorgeous lily! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. stunning card. love your coloring. that flower is so pretty. thanks for linking up to CTD.


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