Friday 2 June 2023

Hearts and Flower

There is a new challenge over on Tracy Evans’ AALL & Create FB group where she is asking entrants to use a heart on their creations. This inspired me immediately to get crafting, as I recently bought the stamp set featuring silhouette hearts and flowers, and hadn’t got round to inking any of the stamps up yet! What’s more, I also bought the coordinating heart stencil, so I thought it was about time that saw some ink too!

I cut a piece of white stamping card 6.75” x 4.75” and created my background by dabbing Distress Oxide inks onto a large acrylic block, spritzing with water and then “stamping” on the card - I really love this technique! I then stamped the focal image with Nocturne Versafine Clair, and coloured the flower with Distress watercolor pencils and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.  I softly blended more DOX through the heart stencil in opposite corners. I then stamped my bird and quills onto separate card, coloured with DOX, fussy cut and attached, and created some shadow by painting with watered down DOX. I stamped the sentiments onto an off cut that I had used to mop up my DOX from the acrylic block, cut out and attached. Finally I edged the panel in black, matted onto black linen card stock and a 7” x 5” card blank, and added Glossy Accents to the pen nibs.

Stamps: AALL & Create #896 Forget Me Not, #908 Quill Ends, #831 Sent With Love;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen, Hickory Smoke); Distress Watercolor Pencils (Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry); Versafine Clair (Nocturne); Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen (clear); Glossy Accents;
Tools: AALL & Create stencil #156 Elongated Hearts. 

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts #730 - Anything Goes with option Use a Stencil  (2nd entry)
Beautiful Blossoms #5 - Anything Floral Goes (4th entry)
Colourful Options (June) - Include the Colour Peach
Crafting Happiness #143 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #295 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Krafty Chicks #666 - Stamp Act
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #597/598 - Anything Goes (4th entry)

I am also entering this into Tracy’s FB challenge for June/July (Use a Heart).

Hopefully we are in for some good weather this weekend in the UK, so I hope you enjoy it whatever you're doing. I am currently struggling with washing machine troubles, so suspect that most of the weekend will be taken up with sorting that out!! Take care, and thanks for visiting.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Pretty colours and a delicate design using this fab stamp and stencil set. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week too.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and stamps-love the stencilled background too.
Carol x

Sarn said...

Another beautiful card Pauline. Gorgeous stamp and I like the background stencilling. Xxx

Diane said...

Wow, this is awesome, I absolutely LOVE it!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}
{Triple B}
{Simply Clean & Simple} Coming July 7th

Ellibelle said...

So beautiful with this gorgeous color combo and fabulous design! Love how it turned out!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A fabulous selection of images and love the colour mix Pauline, a Super make.
Faith x

Mervi said...

Fabulous card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again this week;-))m

Diane said...

Me again, thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Beautiful Blossoms and Colorful Options!!
Diane BB and CO DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Beautiful Blossoms} said...

Such a fabulous piece of art and definitely frame worthy.


Linby said...

Lovely colours and the added stencilling is a great feature.

Donna Ellis said...

What a lovely collage, Pauline. Your dimensional items are placed perfectly, and will make your recipient feel so special! Thank you for sharing your love of all things flowers at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Happy Crafting Hugs,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

N-Eva said...

Fantastic card! Truly beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

Vicki said...

Very unique! What a beautiful background with the black silhouette image. Thanks for sharing at the Colorful Options June Challenge.