Monday 20 May 2024

Birdie and Bloom

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I was lucky enough to receive a Lavinia gift voucher from a dear friend, so thought I would put it towards the cost of some of the new Versafine Clair ink pads which are currently causing a frenzy amongst crafters worldwide!! By good fortune Lavinia got them back into stock this past week and I managed to get in quickly enough before they sold out again, so 6 of the new colours (along with a few other bits and bobs) were winging their way to me.

Having been inspired by an online  tutorial for Tracy Evans’ new stamps for my previous post my own ideas started to flow, and I made another card with some of the same stamps but this time also using some of my new VFC’s. Here it is.

I cut a 5 1/2” square of stamping card and created an inky background by dragging three different Distress Oxide inkpads repeatedly across the page then spattering with water. I then stamped a background stamp which I had inked up randomly with 3 of the new VFC colours - Baby Pink, Hawthorn Rose and Very Peri. I stamped the flower onto separate card using the same 3 VFC inkpads and heat embossed clear, then coloured with my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and fussy cut out. I stamped the bird in the corner of the background and added some white gel pen highlights, added a couple of stamped words to the background, then stamped a sentiment and hearts onto a white die cut stitched frame (which I already had in my stash from a previous crafting session), and attached the coloured panel behind it. I attached the flower with silicone glue using some scrunched holographic silver thread (which absolutely has a mind of its own!) behind the flower head, then matted the completed panel onto a dark pink border and a 6” square card blank, and added some teeny heart gems 🩷 to finish - the colour of the gems does actually match the ink colours, they just look as if they don’t in the photo!!)

Stamps: Tracy Evans Boutique Designs TE13 Delight In Nature (flower), TE4 New Beginnings (bird), TE6 Branched Heart (hearts), TE5 Clematis (sentiment); AALL & Create #909 Garden Notes;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Shaded Lilac); Versafine Clair (Baby Pink, Hawthorn Rose, Very Peri, Nocturne); Spectrum Noir sparkle pen (clear); gel pen (white);
Tools: Hunkydory Moonstone Duo-Stitched Square dies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts #781 - Anything Goes - Special 15th Birthday Challenge (2nd entry)
Aud Sentiments #313 - Flowers plus a Sentiment (2nd entry)
Beautiful Blossoms #17 - Anything Floral Goes (2nd entry)
C.R.A.F.T. #720 - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket #114 - Flowers (3rd entry)
Moving Along With the Times #166 - Flowers (3rd entry)
Papercraft #106 - Flower Power (2nd entry)
Triple B (May) - Birds, Butterflies and/or Blooms (3rd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #647/648 - Anything Goes (5th entry)

Take care and thanks for visiting.


Ellibelle said...

I am so loving these colors, Pauline and the card is so beautifully designed too! So great to see you joining us at Allsorts challenge for our 15th birthday celebration! Thank you!!

brenda said...

Always think a frame sets off a card so nicely and adore the soft lilac'y hues on this one, Hawthorn Rose is my fav so far, but I've only tried about half of them so far.

Lovely to have you at our 15th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts, many thanks for joining us again.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A pretty and soft colour palette, love the white frame and how it sets off the centre design. Thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.

Chris said...

A beautifully designed card, the soft colours are lovely, so easy on the eye.
Fabulous stamps and the white frame looks great.

Sarn said...

A lovely soft and feminine card.

With my GD hat on, I’d like to thank you for joining in the birthday celebrations at Allsorts. x

coldwaters2 said...

What a beautiful work of art Pauline you have definitely found your niche in the crafting world I admire your work with the stamps and inks it is something that is a joy to see and so very creative thank you for joining our birthday celebrations at Allsorts
lolo x

Sheryl said...

Another lovely card - loving the colours!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

MortiCraft said...

Very pretty card. I love the soft colours and then by contrast that bold black bird. Thank you for joining in the fun at Papercraft Challenges. X

Liz said...

Wonderful card Pauline, I love the colour combination. xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous and wonderful card!
Thank you for celebrating Allsorts Challenge this week;-))m

Donna Walls said...

Happy Belated Birthday Pauline, I hope it was a wonderful day. Your card is very pretty and a great combo of colors and images. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. We hope to see you again soon.
Donna xx
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Darlene said...

Oh Pauline, this is so so pretty! Love your design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Beautiful Blossoms! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


PS: Thanks for also sharing this beauty with us over on the Triple B blog ... we appreciate your support!

Jenny L said...

Hi Pauline,
such a very wonderful stampoed design and the colours chosen look beautiful.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L DT

Helen said...

Beautiful, Pauline - those are fabulous colours (I can see why you wanted the ink pads!) and your design is great too.

Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.

Helen x