Friday, 25 March 2011

Sunshine flowers

We've had a few sunny days this week - enough to bring the daffodils out in profusion! So this week's "free for all" challenge at Splitcoast Stampers felt like one to join in with since the theme is "hello sunshine". I went for a "hello" card in sunny colours.

I just got this little set as a gift (thank you Laura!) and love this sketchy flower! I used a technique that makes for a really fast way to colour something like this - just heat emboss with either clear or white powder and then flood each area with a drop of reinker on a wet paintbrush. The colour will spread out to the embossed lines and you'll get some natural variation going on with no effort at all!

I thought the delicate skeleton leaves would provide a nice textural contrast to the bold lines of the flower. I have a stash of neutral coloured ones and just use a Copic marker to get whatever colour I want for a particular project.

Stamps:
Petite Posies (Technique Tuesday)

Paper:
Cryogen white
Kraft

Ink:
Versamark by Tsukineko
Distress ink reinker (Spiced Marmalade)

Other:
Skeleton leaves
Clear detail embossing powder
White detail embossing powder
Pearls
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers


Thanks for stopping by, hope your day has plenty of sunshine!

9 comments:

Laura O'Donnell said...

whoa, love it!

Effie said...

Love the white on the kraft card.

Kaz said...

I love it Joanne. Simple but so very classy xx

Janice said...

Wow, what a stunner. Great technique.

Deborah said...

Simple but so effective. Love it!

hazel said...

A very nice card.
xxx Hazel.

Amy Patterson said...

Love this card! I may have to CASE it. I also shared it on my blog with a link to your blog. Hope you don't mind.
Amy
www.thisbusygirl.blogspot.com

Amy Patterson said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I saw your card on Facebook when Splitcoast Stampers posted it on their page. I would have assumed they would have let you know but I guess they didn't. All of your creations are beautiful! THanks for sharing!
Amy

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.

Nancy Ward
PaperFriendly
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com