Monday 25 October 2021

Blooming lovely

Today I would like to share a card that I made for the Flower Challenge 5th Birthday Challenge. I love flowers, though with this card I have gone in a bit of different direction with a stylised flower stamp which is modern but with a bit of a "grungy" look... I am really loving this Woodware stamps which I bought a couple of weeks ago but haven't had chance to ink up until now.

I bought some new stamping card on Saturday (Crafter's Companion) so decided to try it out with a Distress oxide "smoosh" background ... and I found it did work out a lot better than with the previous cardstock I tried. 

However this card actually turned out very differently from my original intention, which was to stamp and mask my flowers, create my background and then colour the stamped and embossed flowers with Promarkers. Somehow that all looked a bit too busy, so I decided on my second attempt to leave the flowers as outline on my inked background, and only colour the hearts to highlight that the card is "sent with love". I also made full use of my new co-ordinating Woodware background stamps so that I ended up with a card with a bit of a grungy vibe.; so that encouraged me to finish off with some stamped grungy circles - these were achieved using the tops off my pokey tool and spray bottle with Versamark, embossed with white powder!

Things all took a bit longer than anticipated, so I had to photograph this card by electric light for the first time this year .. a sure sign that autumn is drawing in!

Stamps: Woodware Clear - "Blooming" and "Additions"; sentiment - unknown;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Catz #569 - Anything Goes with option: add some layers
Creative Fingers #217 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #225 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #693 - Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge #61 - Use A Shape (3rd entry)
(I have used stamped hearts and circles)

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Stay warm and safe these autumn evenings, and thanks for visiting today.

10 comments: said...

Hi Pauline love this card so different, love Alison x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Lovely stamps and inky background Pauline, I think I need to do a bit of 'smooshing' too - looks fun!

Chris said...

Gorgeous! Love the background and the stamps, a fabulous card.
Thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week.

I Card Everyone said...

Pauline, I love the rounded corners of your perfect square! Such fun flowers, too - remind me of Paper Smooches... do you remember them?
Thanks for joining us as we celebrate our 5th birthday!

brenda said...

More inkiness Pauline, loving see your progression down this different route, it's a super background and card.

B x

Marjeta said...

Beautiful card. I love your stamping. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Moments.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline you have done a great job with this fabulous stamp I love your design and the colours of the central image I love Woodware stamps they are such good quality and so reasonably priced, super make
lorraine x

Aunty Sue said...

Fabulous card thanks for entering at Crafty Catz love the design

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

foleysfriend said...

So pretty! I love the background you created and inking up with flower outlines was a great choice. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.