Thursday, 26 April 2018


Another Technique Tuesday stamp arrived for me earlier this week! Love getting these little envies with goodies in - and having the time to use them!
I didn't use the die that comes with the stamp as I wanted to move a couple of the leaves about and after stamping, I fussy cut - which was quite easy to do.

For the background, I used Peeled Paint DI at the bottom, then graduated Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber before finishing with Shaded Lilac Oxide.
A few Lilac spatters (once again more on the craft mat than on the card....)

The flower was painted in the same shades and I added some teeny blobs of Gold Liquid Pearls.
I wanted to make the bottom of the card a little different and tuck the flower in rather than just having it on top so hence the use of the scallop die.
I stamped a few grasses for the base of the flower to give it a bit more depth.
The sentiment also part of the same set.

Sharing over at
Addicted 2 Stamps - CAS
Everybody Art - Flower
House that Stamps Built - A/Goes
House of Cards - Flower Corner

Shopping, a little bit of ironing then an afternoon in the craft space - it's quite grey and cool here and the wind is howling - not that I need an excuse! Thanks for visiting and have a great day whatever you're doing! x


Aquarius said...

It must be exciting receiving regular goodies in the post and I love what you've done with this stamp. Clever idea at the base of the card to hide the end of the iris stem - looks as if it is growing.

Donna said...

This is just gorgeous, beautiful coloring and background! Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built!

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL stamp Viv, and lovely painted too. ♥
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brenda said...

Great design Viv and gorgeous Irises. Hope we can hold our nerve nest week, but a real shame about the Ox.

B x

Kathleen said...

Super background and love the placement of the die. Lovely image and super fussy cutting.

Kath x

rachel said...

Such a pretty card - I love that iris - so delicate - love it! Hugs rachel x

Pat said...

This Iris is yet another beautiful TT flower stamp Viv and you have coloured it beautifully and given it such pretty surroundings with your inked background, and what a great idea to fussy cut and add a scallop shaped cut across the piece so you could tuck the stems underneath. x

pinky said...

Very pretty card Viv, love the technique you have used. The scallop was a great addition.

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card and absolutely love how you've coloured the flower and the glorious background x

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful new stamp Viv I like how you designed the card as well.
Yvonne xx

Heather said...

Beautiful!! Love your colors; perfect for these fabulous irises! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Mrs A. said...

I do like that rather natty idea of tucking the stems behind the scalloped edginging. Grounds the stalks perfectly. Slowly getting back to rights after the severe hacking. Still looking over my shoulder at every opporunity bough. Hugs Mrs A.

Viv said...

So pretty Viv ! love the Ombre background and that gorgeous Iris of course too.Thanks for the good wishes too ;) hugs Viv xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A great card.

Love the background you have created and that gorgeous iris.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Gorgeous inked background and painted flower. Really love the detail of that scallop border to tuck in your flower too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations soon! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Esther Asbury said...

Beautiful card! I love that inky background behind your lovely flowers! So happy you linked up to The House That Stamps Built!

Ally said...

Wow, Viv, I love this card, the background is stunning! Why are all brilliant at making background while I fail ... *sigh*
Beautiful card!
Love, Ally

Monika Reeck said...

that CUTTING area is great idea and love your image so beautiful flower and love your splatter in purple too
great card
Many thanks for joining us at ATSM this time

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A very pretty card and I like subtle touch of Lilac. Your flower looks lovely too and has given your card great dimension x