Sunday, 15 November 2009

Flowers Galore

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. I know the weather has been a bit wild and woolly for some of you, hopefully things are calmer today.

We have been quite lucky. It was breezy yesterday but quite bright and today has been absolutely lovely. I even got to spend the morning in the garden tidying up all the dead leaves and cutting things back ready for the spring and it felt almost hot in the sunshine!! I don't know about you, but I always feel so much better when I've managed to get some fresh air.

The challenge over at Tuesday Taggers this week is to create something without using patterned paper. Now this is right up my street as I don't tend to use a lot of patterned paper anyway on my cards.

After a long awaited visit to The Stampman a few weeks ago I treated myself to Kay Carley's Funky Flowers stamp set and at last I've managed to have a play with them. After watching Jill on C&C recently I had lots of new ideas to try out.

I stamped out the flowers and coloured round the edge of them with the Sakura stardust pens and then spread the colour with a water brush. It certainly makes your pens last longer and I love the soft effect. I then used one of the single flowers to stamp all round the edge in orange. This was then matted onto some printer paper that had Shabby Shutters Distress ink wiped all over and then stamped on in the same colour to create a background paper.

Around the main card I used a stalk and leaf stamp from the Funky flowers and stamped in Brilliance pearlescent rust and galaxy gold.

I made the flower embellishment by stamping two of the single flowers in different sizes and cutting them out. They were coloured with watercolour pencils and some stickles added. The leaves were punched out of the distress ink BP and I added some extra stamping to darken them.

Tiny jewels were added to the corners to finish things off.

I'm learning lots of techniques for card making from all your lovely blogs and am beginning to find putting them together much easier so a big thank you for all your inspiration.

Thank you as always for stopping by.


Sally H said...

Lisa, this is stunning! I love the colour scheme and using the single flowers to make your embellishment is just wonderful! Glad to hear you have had enough sunshine to go out in the garden. It charges the batteries for another week, doesn't it? x

The Stamp Man said...

Lovely card Lisa! The colour scheme really works well as does the background with the flowers and stems from the same sheet. I have always used the flourishes from Kay's other sheet but I must use these element together sometime. I also love the flower embellishment you have made.

I think we have been very lucky with our weather this weekend, glad you got a chance to enjoy it.

Jill x

Lynne K said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Lisa. I love the colours & the glittery bits, and the flower at the bottom. That stamp set is definitely on my Christmas list. Thanks for your lovely comment this afternoon. Hope you have a great week too.
L x

Michelle said...

Beautiful Lisa, love how you've done the flowers, never thought of using sakura with a brush!! the flower embellishment is fab too.
Thanks for playing at TT this week
x Michelle

Carolands said...

This is a lovely card, it is also a nice change from Christmas cards, lol - love the colours x

Artyjen said...

Love the sparkle you have captured on film......great stamped card.

Rhonda said...

This is a beautiful card, Lisa! I love that you are sharing your methods, I must try using a watercolour brush with the gel pens, it looks lovely. Your flower embellishment is perfect. Love it!

Jill said...

Once again this is a stunning card Lisa. Your choice of colours is great. Sounds as if you have had better weather than we have down here!!

Beryl said...

A very beautiful card - lovely colour scheme and layout and the flower and the bottom is fabulous.
Beryl xx

Lynda said...

Stunning card Lisa and I just love your stamping. The flower you made adds a great touch too.

Love Lynda xxx

Avril Ann said...

Lisa this is just beautiful, what a lot of work and so worth it, for the end result is stunning, thank you so much for joining us at TT hugs Avril xxxx

brenda said...

Hi Lisa

Stunning card as usual, love the decopaged flower offset at the bottom.

I enjoy watching the Stampman as well, there are always some new ideas to try out or to add your own spin to.

B x

Dezinaworld said...

Love this its gorgeous!! Really beautiful work and i adore that flower
hugs June xxx

Clarky J said...

I love how you have layered up the flower to give dimension - I have this set too isnt it fab x Thanks for joining us at TT this week x Janet

Teri said...

Fabulous card! Love what you did with the flower!
Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Teri x

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Lisa, I love the colours you have used and the flower embellishment you made xx

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, I can see why you love this stamp. The flower embellishment is perfect!

Enfys said...

These flowers are fab lisa.
big hugs
En xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

gorgeous again the flower embellishment you have made
debbie xxx

Kate T said...

Lisa, your flowers are stunning !