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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Flowers at Fashionable Stamping Chalenges

It was my turn to pick the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping this month and I chose Florals

I love this flower from the Tim Holtz Flower Garden set, but must admit I'm not so keen on the stems, so I tried a different arrangement.  I used watercolour paper and Peeled Paint for a watery wash base.
I fussy cut the flower heads after colouring with Distress Inks,  marked the base card where I was going to arrange them and then used Peeled Paint and Forest Moss to stamp some leaf sprigs.  I die cut some Sizzix Spring Greens and used a leaf stamp with Forest Moss to give some definition.  I used foam tape to attach the flowers and the die cut leaves.

There's some fabulous inspirational makes from the rest of the DT, so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find  details of our Sponsor,  InkArtDesigns, who is offering one lucky random winner a stamp from the shop.

I am entering this at Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature

Thanks for calling in today and now that the weather has returned to 'normal' after the mini heatwave, I need to do some catching up in the craft room after spending so much time in the garden - well that might have been summer! you just don't know.

Avril xx


Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so stunning, Avril!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the colors!! So, so gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful floral card, so beautiful. Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Stunning creation Avril, super inky background and delightful blooms, they look very like the beautiful May (blackthorn) which is on flower along our top paddock hedges, sadly the rain will probably ruin it.

B x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is a real beauty Avril, I love that flower stamp another great image that has multiple use. I have trouble with the stems too they never seem to fit where my eye wants them too. You've created a stunning card layering them up just so.. Perfect.
Happy Sunday hugs Tracey xx

chrissie said...

This is very beautiful Avril and such a wonderful way to use the stamp

Love Chrissie xx

Janette said...

Those flowers look amazing Avril, love how you arranged them, good idea...
Enjoy your day..xx

Amanda said...

absolutely beautiful Avril
Amanda X

Cath Wilson said...

LOL, Avril - you don't like the stems, either... they really don't work for me at all. Love what you've done with the flower heads and I'm sure we can draw our own stems when we need them :-D

Great work, as ever. Hope I get to see you at Port Sunny. It was great to meet up with Chris, Sarah, Neet, another Chris and lots of others. I've missed them all!

Cath x

My name is Erika. said...

Gorgeous card AVril. Those flowers are really beautiful. Hugs-Erika

Linda said...

This looks beautiful Avril, those flowers look so pretty. xx

Caty said...

This is a so gorgeous card Avril!! Really wonderful, I love these flowers so much, and the colours are great. Lovely artwork!!
I wish you a very nice evening,
Big hugsss, Caty

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, Avril, that looks beautiful. Beautifully designed, I like it very much.
Hugs Carola

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous design Avri! Love those flowers! Hugs,Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a great theme you have chosen! The flowers you created look so beautiful with their soft pink petals and I love how you layered them on the die cuts 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Avril. This looks absolutely beautiful!!! I've just bought that stamp set (and I agree about the stems lol). It's great to see how you've used the flowers.
Dot x

sally said...

I'm seeing beautiful Dog Roses here 💗💗💗

Sally xx

brenda said...

Hi again Avril, popped back to thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations your creation is perfect. Don't forget to add the link in your post so you are in the voting at the end of the month.

B x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Hannes Kartenstube said...

Hi Avril,
that's a beautifull card, the colours are very brilliant. I enjoy it.
Crafty hugs

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I absolutely love how you used these flower stamps here. I love groupings on cards and this one is perfect. A great challenge theme, thank you. <3 Big hugs, Autumn