Friday, 4 November 2016

Flower Challenge #2

Hi Everyone. Well, we're all well and truly blown away by the support for the inaugural challenge. Such talent and enthusiasm for making cards with flowers!

Our next challenge is


This could be a birthday card, an anniversary card, a Christmas card (time is marching on!) as long as it's for a particular occassion. I've decided to make a birthday card  - I always need loads of them to hand! 

I love using this stamp from Clearly Besotted, although sadly it's been discontinued. I heat embossed the image onto some watercolour card and coloured loosely with my Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolours.

I then took an A2 (US) card based and added strips of blue Bazzill basics and some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper, to tie in with the colours I'd used. I then adhered the panel on top and added a sentiment on top with foam pads and some sequins as embellishment.

I love irises, they are my favourite flower and I'm lucky that we have a bunch in our garden outside the kitchen window where I can look at them while I do the dishes.

Here is a list of the supplies I used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products (at present only through Simon Says Stamp). If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps to support the cost of running my blog and your support is much appreciated :)


Missy Pink said...

What a pretty design Ruth, beautifully coloured in with watercolours and well balanced too. Well done my friend xx

Lisa Tilson said...

Lovely watercolouring Ruth, I am hoping Santa might pop some of those Cotman paints into my stocking! I love that stamp too and didn't realise it was now discontinued. Good job we picked it up at the time! I think your loose watercolouring is so,pretty, very soft and almost dreamy. And the plaid and blue strip are the perfect finihsing edges, they make the image pop! Gorgeous, Lisa xx

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Ruth, loving the blue & yellow colour combo and great watercolouring ;) Viv xx

Kim B. said...

Ruth, your card is beautiful!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love irises, too, and totally fell in love with this card, Ruth! It's exquisite!! Hugs, Darnell

Karren said...

Your watercolored flowers in blue and yellow look gorgeous, Ruth! Fabulous card!

Michelle Short said...

Beautiful! I love your painting on the flower and the colour combo xx

Maria A. said...

Hello Ruth: Love this beautifully water colored irises, the white heat embossing defines the image and gives it a very soft look, the pretty color matches perfectly the colors of your pattern paper and card stock.
Awesome card.

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