Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Flower Challenge #13 - Use Your Favourite Flower - VIDEO

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Flower Challenge #13 - this is our One Year Anniversary. Can you believe it? A year! And so we have a fantastic challenge this month where you can win some amazing PRIZES - yep PRIZES, and you will want to go to the blog and read what they are - I would want to win these! 

Before I go any further...


I really don't want you to miss out!

 So, my favourite stamp is one from Clearly Besotted that is sadly discontinued. It's called Just Darling and it is my favourite flower in real life too - an Iris.

I've had this idea in my head for ages using the ink swiping technique that I was introduced to by Tracey. I didn't of course have the die, and I could no longer buy it, but having lovely crafty friends I managed to borrow it - thank you Lisa!

I have a video to go along with this process, so I won't go into much detail here, but it's a fairly simple technique of swiping inks onto a piece of paper. I have lots of little cubes of ink and these were the perfect size for this. Also I hope you'll forgive the messy enamel dots in the top left hand corner - it was all going too well with those until the inevitable splodge!

Thank you all for stopping by today, I hope this gives you some inspiration to enter and don't forget to follow the instructions or you won't be eligible for the prizes.

You have until 25th to enter and I'll be back on 15th with some more inspiration. Happy crafting!


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I LOVE the technique you used here Ruth! Irises are stunning flowers and my Mum's favourites too - though I suspect, it's more to do with her Christian name :) - I hope you are settling well in your new home! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Lisa Tilson said...

LOVE this card Ruth! What a great technique - I haven't tried this yet, but I have seen you do it once before and I think it's really effective. Third time lucky with the inks - I actually have a Post It on my shelf above my desk with my rainbow colour order listed so that I don't have to think about it when I am making a card - it's very helpful (it's the little things isn't it?). It's so great to see the image used like this - I really like the die cut panel too and I am very happy to be able to help a little with that! Super card, Lisa xx

Michelle Wallace said...

Love your rainbow ink swiping! Beautiful card Ruth.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Ruth: What a fun, fun technique, I was laughing at your attempts to get the colors just right and I loved to hear you sing. I personally love all the panels you created, the colors are so bright and intense.
Your finished card is so beautiful, love how you used the negative die cut image to create this awesome card, the enamel dots are a fantastic detail.
How fast this past year has gone, I'm enjoying being part of this team so much, it's been one of my most favorite experiences of my blogging adventures.
Big Hugs,

Karen D. said...

This looks amazing mf and so unique....well done.
So happy to be a part of this great creative team. This yr has flown by too but I am looking forward to all the inspiration to come this yr.
xx Karen

Viv said...

Gorgeous card and great video too Ruth.Thanks for the lovely comments, so happy to be part of our amazing team too ;) hugs Viv xx

TaeEun said...

What a pretty cluster of rainbow Irises! Thank you for your rainbow song :)! It made me smile!
I'm so happy to be a part of this amazing team!

Julye said...

What a fab and unusual colouring technique ,one I might give a try so thank you.

Cara said...

This is fabulous, love the vibrant colours. i hadn't noticed your struggle with the enamel dots until you mentioned it x

Karren said...

This is such a gorgeous card and such a fun and effective technique!

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