Sunday, 2 July 2017

Flowers anyone?

Another scheduled post as I am currently in Ireland  with the Men's Senior International Team - last day's play today so am hoping that the trophy is ours by the time you get round to reading this!
Our July challenge at Stamping Sensations is - 'Anything With Flowers', so there's lots of scope for you - but don't forget - we are a STAMPING challenge so stamping has to be the focal point of your project please!
Our sponsor this month is Crafty Individuals.

I had a bit of an inky fest with this card.
I used watercolour paper and Salty Ocean DI. I really like this blue and it was a change for me to use blue and yellow together.
The stamps are all from Stempelglede Vintage Garden Set. I've had them a long time and like them a lot.
The flourishes and main image were stamped in Vintage Sepia.

I double stamped the flowers and fussy cut the two largest flowers, and used Derwent Inktense pencils.
I wasn't as happy as I could have been with my colouring but am so busy travelling and doing my Presidential duties at the moment - so hope it doesn't look too rushed and you can glean a teeny bit of inspiration from it!
I simply finished the panel off by running the DI round the edge and added a organza bow threaded through a pearl buckle.

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Bit of a quick change for me - flying home tonight then tomorrow I am driving to Buckinghamshire, then on to Bedfordshire at the end of the week. Am hoping to grab some time to come and visit you all.
Have a great week! x


brenda said...

Blue and yellow is a colour palette I really like Viv and you have created a lovely vintage feel to this pretty card.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend - whatever you are up to at the moment.

B x

Lynne K said...

This so very pretty, Viv, with a gorgeous dreamy feel! The blue and yellow together make a lovely contrast. I love it!

Good luck with all your travelling. Hope you came back with the trophy!

Lynne x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Goodness me Viv, I don't think Wonder Woman moved about as much as you do! It must be quite strange coming back home and then having to leave again so soon, It just shows your dedication. I do hope that you won the trophy :) On to your beautiful card now... I love the combination of blues and browns together and is looks superb here on your card. I also like how the ribbon and flowers add dimension, very pretty. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Marlies said...

A beautiful elegant card Viv. Lovely colours and I love the stempelglede stamps. Have a good trip and lots of succes. Marlies

Dora said...

This is so delicate, beautiful card. this card need no more. just perfect

pinky said...

Viv your card is so pretty and romantic, loving the soft colour pallet.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Viv and love your pretty flowers and gorgeous bow


Kathleen said...

Gorgeous background and really lovely flowers., super card.
Drive carefully.

Kath x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous creation, Viv! I love the subtle colours and the elegance of it x Hope the Trophy is coming home with you xxx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card Viv. The colours are lovely.
Yvonne xx

SARN said...

Ooh that's pretty.

Cara said...

Such a pretty vintage card, hope your travels are going well x

Mrs A. said...

This is simply gorgeous. These are the colours in my hallway. Yellow walls and wedgewood blue stairway carpet. Goes together perfectly. I have a card I can enter for this challenge too. It doesn't post till Wednesday but will try and link up. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous card using that pretty blue DI in the background Viv, and the vintage sepia flourishes frame it beautifully. Such sweet flowers and love the shading, and the organza ribbon is just perfect to finish it. Hope your travels are going well and you are not feeling to tired out with the constant toing and froing. x

Pia S said...

This looks so delicate and I love the shabby chic look. Feminine, a card for almost any an occasion.

Joan said...

A stunning card Viv, beautiful colour scheme with the blue and brown and the pop of yellow flowers. I have to go and lie down just reading your busy schedule ! Hope you have the Trophy !

Joan x

Linby said...

This is just sooo pretty, love it.

Aileen Ryan said...

Absolutely beautiful card, I love the colours blue and yellow together, so so pretty and that bow wow.

An Occasional Genius said...

Ooooh that's a beauty Viv! I love the soft elegant blue hues xx

Tracy said...

Hi Viv
What a pretty card, love your background and stamping.
Happy crafting
Tracy x