Wednesday, 8 April 2015


We have some gloriously sunny weather still here - fours days in a row - not quite shorts weather but still nice enough to have a cuppa outside on the patio with just a thin sweater on!
My share for today is a CAS card.
And you can see that I've been playing about with paint.

The original attempt ended in disaster - this started off life as a CASE of a card by Kim HERE  but the sentiment stamping left a lot to be desired (actually it looked like I'd had a few drinks it was so tilted.....)
So I had to rescue my painted flowers by cutting round them and re-mounting onto another piece of white card where the sentiment was actually straight (after the third attempt).

The slightly raised effect of the design I actually quite like so perhaps the 'disaster' didn't turn out too bad after all!

Inktense pencils used to colour the stamped flowers (lots of masking done here!) which are from the SU Bloom with Hope Set. Added a few teeny black blingy bits in the centre of the main flower. The sentiment is from a Rubbernecker set.

Challenges -
Time Out - Case Kim's card
Incy Wincy - CAS
Crafty Sentiment - Lots of Flowers

Off for a sit on the patio! Have a great day. x


brenda said...

A glorious creation Viv, anything with flowers ticks my boxes.

So who will pick up a red today I wonder, I think they are going for a full sqaud's worth.

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Viv, I love those flowers
Kevin xx

Irish Cherokee said...

WOW Viv. Great rescue. Impressive to say the least. Love the results.

Hugs and Blessings

Sarn said...

Oh well done that woman . . . what a fab "save". Love it. Hope you're enjoying your patio while I'm sitting here in the blinking office!

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Viv - this is a stunning card and well rescued, I must say!!! Love the flowers and the great design. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
Helen x (DT)

Jacee said...

What a lovely design Viv, gorgeous flowers, lovely colouring, a really pretty card
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Canonbury creations said...

Stunning blooms Viv I love that they are raised and creating a shadow! Lovely here too, long may it continue!
Val x

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, love it.

Kath x

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab details,just

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love those flowers beautiful colouring.
Wendy xx

Gerrina said...

If you hadnot tell it, I had thought you planned the flowers to be uplifted :) Great card and great to see that youtook the TIME OUT and join us! Hugs, Gerrina

Kylie said...

Those flowers are sensational! Wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Jackie said...

What a stunning card Viv, and so beautifully coloured :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card.

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous floral card Viv


Anita in France said...

How gorgeous, Viv ... what a brilliant recovery of these beautiful blooms ... love how you've spotlighted one with vibrant colour and yummy bling! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Carole said...

This is lovely Viv and a 'Happy Accident' not a disaster. It is so frustrating thought isn't it when things do not according to how we plan them...thats being a perfectionist I think! Anyway i think it's lovely, great colouring and CASE. xx

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Viv. Love the beautiful flowers.
Caz x

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous colors on your blooms and fabulous CAS design, Viv! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Shona Chambers said...

Gosh this is beautiful, love those flower stamps and the colours are gorgeous. This is perfect for both TIME OUT and ATSM, so I'm so excited to see you at both challenges!

coops said...

so stunning viv.the flowers are beautiful and i love your design and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Bettina L. said...

Such a gorgeous flower design. Love the CAS with flower colours. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

Aunty Sue said...

what beautiful colours and card, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Viv said...

Oooh I just love these gorgeous flowers Viv, where are they from? don't tell me I will only WANT them lol. I have seen them lately somewhere I know . Loving the card and the colour too. Talking about disasters you should see the mess I was in today with glue everywhere....and SO much of it too he he ;) Viv xx