Monday 29 May 2017

Say it with flowers

This card is a response to three challenges: Retro Rubber's 'Colour My World Challenge 63: 

Fab Friday's sketch challenge 113:

and Just Add Ink's #361 to choose two from flowers, washi and watercolour.
The flowers are from the Stampin' Up set 'Awesomely Artistic', which satisfies the Retro Rubber requirement of a stamp older than a year, because it appears in the 2105/16 catalogue (it may be older, but that's when I got converted to making cards!) I loved the sketch's invitation to put the flowers front and centre, and the lines behind the circle just begged for washi tape, which meant that JAI's challenge fitted beautifully.
Anyway - here's the final result:

Made Using:
Stampin' Up: Awesomely Artistic stampset, Banners for you stampset, Bunch of Banners framelits, Stitched Shapes framelits, Whisper White and Pool Party card, washi tape from Affectionately Yours suite, Basic Black Ink, Cucumber Crush and Elegant Eggplant marker pens.
Other Products: Fiskar small butterfly punch, American Craft Pow! glitter paper, Faber Castell water colour pencils, Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. Very pretty! Your colouring and focal cluster on the lovely white space is a real impact...Love it! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  2. Way to go on combining the three challenges - you did a great job there! Those flowers are perfect for our sketch - love it! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  3. Fantastic combination of challenges, Jo. They're made for each other. Great colouring. The water colour pencils look good. Did you use a blender pen with them? The fussy cut image on the stitched shape works really well. Totally worth the effort of the cutting. Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber for our colour challenge.

    1. Thanks - I'm glad you noticed the effort on the fussy cutting - makes it all worth while! And yes, used a blender pen.

  4. Hello JoMo: Indeed, your fussy cutting skills are superb as this beautiful bouquet of lilac flowers takes front and center stage on this card, the washi tape is the perfect detail.
    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  5. I adore your little sparkly butterfly, a very pretty card. Chantell Just Add Ink

  6. Stunning Jo. I absolutely love how you have used this stamps set. It's gorgeous. Thank you for joining us this week at JAI - Chlo xx

  7. I love how you fussy cut the flowers, so they stand out on your popped up panel. Great use of the sketch and our colours. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  8. What a beautiful card! I love this stamp set and you really make it look special with your great attention to detail. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber's color challenge and hope to see you back in our gallery again soon.

  9. Beautiful card with such sweet details. Love the effect of the fussy cutting over the stitched oval frame! Love the glittery butterfly too! Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Rubber this week. Hope to see you in our gallery often!

  10. Just beautiful! Why did I never think to color this in purples? It's lovely!

  11. You definitely hit all points for these challenges! I love how you cut out the flowers and adhered them to the gives them a lot of depth! Wonderful thank you card! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!