Wednesday, 2 August 2017

A little bit of Flower Power ......

Happy Wednesday evening .......

How's your day been?  It's been wet and windy here ..... a huge change from yesterday when we were down on the quay having lunch in gorgeous sunshine.  Hopefully it's only a blip and the sun will be back tomorrow.
The wet weather was a good excuse to stay indoors and unpack the rather large Stampin Up order that arrived at mine this morning ..... not all for me I must add.  Lots of new goodies to play with though .... when I have the time!

Today sees the start of this month's Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge ...... and it's all about Flowers

As with all the HLS challenges there's a $20 Gift Certificate for the winner, to spend in the HLS store

Don't forget ..... keep your entries Clean and Simple (CAS).  One main focal point, lots of white space and embellishments to a minimum.

I've used the large bloom from the HLS Especially for You stamp set ...... I love this image!
It's simply stamped onto a piece of white card, coloured using Zig Brush pens and then die cut with a simple stitched square die

I added a very pale wash of blue colour to the background (scribbled a Zig Brush pen onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and then used a paintbrush to apply the colour)
And used the same pen, again with water to add a touch of shading around the flower.

The panel was then attached to my card using foam pads and a pretty sentiment stamped just underneath.  The Thanks is from the stamp set Thinking of You  ...... a really pretty set of stamps, the font for the sentiments is gorgeous and ..... it's currently in the HLS sale!

I finished off by adding a few tiny dots of glitter glue ......

Check out more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time


  1. Gorgeous card Linda, love the CAS design xx

  2. Such a beautiful card, Linda! I love the delicacy of the card. Adding a bit of enamel makes it look like a small water droplet on the card. Beautiful!

  3. Absolutely beautiful Linda, love the little stitched panel and gorgeous font of the sentiment :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  4. Stunning soft wash, a lovely card x

  5. Absolutely beautiful. I struggle with CAS but you make it look so easy.xx

  6. Perfectly CAS, Linda! Such a pretty flower and the soft blue brings out the pink even more!

  7. That bloom is beautifully watercoloured, Linda. Love the stitched outline and the soft blue wash in the background. CAS Perfection! xx

  8. So totally simple but WOW-factor to the MAX! Beautifully elegant with all that white space. Just gorgeous. x

  9. One of my go-to favourite classic layouts here, Linda. The simple stem, wonderfully coloured and the expanse of white space is just beautiful xx

  10. CAS perfection. I love this design and how the flower gives out that pop of colour! Gorgeous! xx

  11. Sweet your beautiful flower and those sweet touches of sparkle.

  12. Fab colouring Linda and I love those little touches of glitter x


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