Friday, 8 April 2016

Flower Power ......

Happy Friday folks ........

It's almost the weekend ..... are you doing anything nice?
Will you be spending time in your crafty space perhaps...... creating your entry for this month's Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge?  If so then you may be looking for a little inspiration.

It's the turn of Take a Technique this month and it's all about using FLOWERS ....... stamped ones, paper ones, even real ones.
Cover your project with flowers,  or create something flower shaped.  Keep it CAS or go flower crazy it's up to you.

Here's a simple idea using flowers made from die cuts

These are actually cut using one of the dies from the Sizzix Thinlits ........ Scribbles and Splats by Tim Holtz ...... I think it makes a perfect flower

The scribbly outline has been cut from plain white card, and they've then been attached onto a piece of coloured card which I found in my stash and fussy cut.
I've been playing with the new Ken Oliver Liquid Metals ....... little bottles of liquid colour that when spritzed with water give this fabulous shimmery finish

I used the Precious Alloys set .... Metallic Amethyst and Metallic Jade.  Just a drop of each onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and then I smooshed a piece of card through the colour .... simple!
Each flower has been cut using the same die, I've just trimmed two of them down slightly before attaching them to the coloured card

For the background I used a stencil and Distress Ink (Milled Lavender) and added a few random splatters of ink here and there before attaching the blooms in the centre

I stamped some leaves ..... Uniko's Nature's Treasures II ......... fussy cut them and attached them with the flowers to create a little posy design .......

and finished off with one of the sayings from the Tim Holtz Perspective stamp set (one of my favourite sets ..... it's been well used this week!)

As always, there's a little something on the inside too ......

The challenge sponsor this month is ...... Craft Stamper (Traplet)

 and there's a HUGE prize up for grabs ......... ALL SIX of the Kate Crane Journaling DVD's (wish I could enter!!)

The winner will be randomly chosen from all the eligible entries in the challenge so make sure you follow all the rules and requirements.  Check out the Craft Stamper Blog for full details.

Don't forget .... we also have the Design Winner, chosen by the DT.  They will get their winning project published in the Craft Stamper magazine, a Guest Designer spot on a future challenge and a Winners profile on the Blog ...... get those entries in!!!

Thanks for popping by .... have a great Friday and enjoy the weekend.
Mine started last night so I'm suffering a bit this morning ....... late night birthday karaoke with wine and bubbly, not good when you have to be up early the morning after!  It wasn't me doing the singing though (thankfully) .... hubby did enough of that for the two of us!
Time for a coffee I think ..... a strong one!

Told you I wasn't 100% this morning ....... and you all know how I don't like missing out on a challenge!
Well .... I've had my coffee, a quick trip around the shops and lunch out so and I'm feeling much better now.  And thanks to the gentle nudge from my lovely friend Loll (glad someone's on the ball!) I'm entering this card into April's CAS Mix Up challenge.

Stamping .... check!
Stenciling ...... check!
And my choice of mixed media ...... Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals/or die cuts ..... check!!

Thank you so much for the heads up Loll.  An early night for me tonight I think .... busy day tomorrow.

Cheerio until next time



  1. Wow Linda, I don't think I have seen those scribbles used in a more elegant way - the flowers are gorgeous - clever you!! I hope you have a lovely weekend too, I am off to take a class with Andy Skinner, SO looking forward to it! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Linda this is a very pretty card !
    Great colors to !

    Ineke x

  3. Wow ... gorgeous card Linda. LOVE the shimmer on your beautiful smooshed flowers. This would be perfect for the CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Stenciling ... hope you'll join in. xx

  4. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up Linda!! xx

  5. I love how you did these flowers, Linda! And such pretty, spring colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Fab card Linda, love the pretty flowers too ;) Viv xx

  7. A lovely card Linda, love the flowers, very original, great subtle background that really makes them stand out.
    Avril xx

  8. Wow!! Such a pretty card-love the flowers!! :)
    Suchi xx

  9. Wow wonderful card Linda, love the colours you used and this die. All comes together perfectly.

  10. Genius idea for your flowers! The end result is amazing and beautiful. CAS and elegant to boot! Fantabulous and fun design! ~Niki

  11. Beautiful! I love all the details like the splatter over the stenciling. Great colors too!

  12. your card is lovely Linda - looks like a winner to me!


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