Sunday, 4 June 2017

Flower Challenge #9 and Magazine Makes #7

Hello again! It's time for another challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month, it's Anything Goes.

So you can give yourself free reign and have lots of flowery fun this month. Here's my card:


I get quite a lot of flower stamps and dies with my magazine subscription and this is from issue 162, the most recent. I took the main flower image and stamped it in archival ink onto some scrap watercolour card. I then took the vase and stamped it onto a small square of watercolour card and added the stems in as well.

I coloured them all in with my new Daniel Smith watercolour dot card. The colours are lovely and I've been trying the wet on wet technique since watching my friend Lisa's recent video. She's definitely streets ahead of me with it!


I die cut the frame from dark grey card stock and glued it around the vase and after fussy cutting the flowers I adhered them to the stems using foam pads. I wanted them to look as if they were coming out of the frame.

I cut the panel to fit the frame and then adhered it to a light yellow card base - must be something about grey and yellow at the moment with me!

I like to have a few cards to hand without any sentiments just for sending and for adding sentiments to later as I can then decide what I need at the time.

Here is a list of the supplies used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products. 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 in a small way to support the running of my blog and is very much appreciated, thank you! 






Thank you so much for reading and I hope you feel inspired to try the challenge this month. You have until 25th to enter :)

5 comments:

Darnell said...

I think your fresh bouquet popping out of the frame is such a pretty design, Ruth! And you certainly are catching up with Lisa on beautiful woww ~ you are a good student, grasshopper!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen D. said...

so pretty Ruth...love how you popped the flowers and the way they extend past the bkg square, fresh and beautiful mf
xx Karen

Viv said...

Gorgeous card here Ruth, just love that pretty vase of flowers.Hmm do I need that watercolour dot sheet now too...oh my! ;) hugs Viv xx

TaeEun said...

What a pretty bouquet! The wet on wet coloring turned out great! I like your yellow card base! Great choice!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, love it that you fussy cut them and popped them like this on the flower vase, they look real.
Beautifully framed too.
Hugs,
Maria.

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