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Monday, 18 April 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge

This week on Crafty Cardmakers, we've got an either/or challenge! To celebrate the upcoming royal wedding here in the UK, we want you to make either something for a wedding, or something red, white and blue.

And we're sponsored this week by Joanna Sheen. The lucky winner will get £10 to spend in her shop, and remember, she doesn't charge postage anywhere in the world! (I don't know of any other shop that does that.)

So, I don't have any reason to make a wedding card, so I went for the colourscheme. I wanted to do something stamped, and when I started looking through my collection of unmountd stamps, I got completely waylaid by some freebies from Craft Stamper magazine, and this was the result!
The flowers, butterfly and dragonfly are all from various issues of Craft Stamper, while the paisley 'leaves' are from a set of stamps from Artemio that I bought in France last summer.

I've used distress inks throughout, stamping the images, colouing the flowers and leaves and painting the stalks and shading the background. I stamped an extra couple of flowers and a dragonfly for layering. The flowers were also coated with a 3D glaze.

To finish, I used a Martha Stewart border punch.

Hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday where the theme is 'Spring has Sprung' and what says 'Spring' better than flowers!
Incy Wincy who want 'bold and bright',
Crafty Calendar who want 'April showers bring forth May flowers'

10 comments:

Judie aka Craftymess said...

Just gorjuss hun, i LOVE this so much xx

Hugs
Judie xx

Debs said...

wow gorgeous, what an awesome effect on the petals and super color
Debs
xxx

Jack said...

What a fabulous use of those free stamps. And I just love the paisley leaves. Great card. xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine that is one fabulous card, love the flowers to. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Melly said...

Oh lovely!
I just love this! The flowers are so beautiful!
Hugs Melly xxx

Made by Mandy said...

How inspired to have created this card from lots of different stamps. Such a pretty card and I love the butterfly :)

Love Mandy xxx

gillyflower said...

just love this so pretty and well put together love those flowers it's just lovely
gill xx

Lin said...

This is gorgeous and I am impressed how you have put together all those magazine freebies to make such a glorious creation.

Lin xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Josephine this is stunning those flowers really stand out it looks as if you could reach out and touch those petals, the dragonfly and petals look super I love this so much.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Scrapcat 1 said...

This is beautiful you have used such soft shades of what can be very vibrant colours.

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