Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Flourishes Florals

I've been playing with my Flourishes stamps - they are so lovely to sit and colour the images with Copics.

For the first card I was so inspired by this card here by Dawn and I have had it pinned for a while wanting to have a go - using Year of Flowers.  The hardest part was working out the layout!

How could I resist a wreath of peonies?  This set is called Mother's Wisdom and has some lovely sentiments in it.  My colouring still leaves something to be desired but I enjoyed trying to match the colour of my peonies in the garden right now - well until all the rain nearly flattened them!

All the other supplies on all the cards are by Papertrey Ink.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Retro Sketches #15

There is another great sketch over at Retro Sketches this week and so with time to play I had a nice afternoon with this sketch.

I used a die cut that (I think) is from Tim Holtz and stamped it in Kraft ink with my new crackle stamp.  The flowers are from Four of a Kind, and stamped in Berry Sorbet and Charteause inks.

Many thanks for stopping by this weekend and I hope yours was as restful as mine!

Another MIM #69

It's been a lovely quiet day here today - Paul was at a car rally and Fliss in Manchester so I had a whole day  to please myself - bliss!  It's my niece Lily's birthday so this for her.

And this is the sketch that I based it on.  I did try three royal velvet felt flowers but they were too heavy, so I used leaves instead!

The background is stamped using Beautiful Blooms 2 using winter wisteria, lavender moon, royal velvet, hibiscus burst and chartreuse inks.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

MIM #69 meets a Jubilee Challenge

Just popping in quickly today to show my entry for this week's Make it Monday which is to use of the sketches that Nicole has on her blog using inspiration design.  I chose the folding card as I felt like a play at something that was new to me.

As I was sitting crafting and watching all the wonderful Jubilee celebrations it was an ideal time to make a red, white and blue card to go into the challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey. 

I used the canvas side of the impression plate to give the white card some texture and coloured the In Bloom flowers in pure poppy combo copics.  The little sentiment is from Trendy Tree Tops - love that set!

Lovely to have you stop by!