Thursday, 5 May 2016

CC&S 172 Colours: Time to say goodbye...

... to SU's retiring in colour collection 2014-2016. One of our newest DT members Caro is hosting for CAS Colours & Sketches this month and has chosen the retiring colours for this month's challenges. As there is a green and two flower colours in the mix I decided to do one of my favourite floral cards.


I haven't used this Rubbernecker stamp set in a while but I do love it and being a four step stamp it's very easy to get a great look. I inked the largest image with a yellow DI and used a water brush to colour the tips of the flowers with orange. After a couple of mists with water I stamped it onto a piece of linen cardstock. The stems were stamped in black without misting. The leaves were stamped in a similar way to the flowers using a green DI and the random splatters with an orange DI. This piece was then matted onto a piece of coordinating orange cardstock.


I stamped the sentiment in black onto a vellum strip and wrapped it around the mat adhering it to the back to secure it in place and then stuck the whole thing onto an A6 card blank.

I was trying to think of a different way of presenting this stamp and came across this great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches so would like to enter my card into their challenge 235.


Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Flowers In The Breeze (Rubbernecker)
Ink Pads: Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold & Peeled Paint (TH Distress), Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Snippets: Linen & orange cardstock, Vellum

This is the first time Caro has hosted one of our challenges so please visit her blog and say 'hi'.



Thanks for visiting!
Stef x

10 comments:

  1. Love the dreamy sketchy quality of your image Stef. That's one very beautiful card.

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  2. This is lovely, Stef. That stampset is perfect for this week's colours. Like Bev, you've combined it with the Freshly Made Sketches layout - great minds obviously think alike as you've both gone with the vellum idea. It's so effective - and that sentiment finishes your card off perfectly. Caro x

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  3. I've not got any 4 step stamp images but looking at yours and Liz's cards this week I'm going to have to invest in some- they make awesomely coloured cards. Like the sentiment stamped on the vellum too.
    Louise xx

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  4. Gorgeous card; love the watercoloring.

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  5. Stunning! I love the softly sketched look to your card and the way you've used vellum for the sentiment. Fab! xx

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  6. What a beautiful card! Those flowers are just gorgeous and I love the sentiment stamped on the vellum! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  7. Beautiful flowers! So pretty with the sentiment overlaid on vellum! Glad you joined us at FMS!

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  8. Love this technique Stef!

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  9. This card is simply beautiful and perfect with these colours. Love the added vellum. Liz x

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  10. Love the artistic look to the layered stamp. Great minds think alike too with the FMS and vellum sentiment :) Beautifully done. Hugs Bev x

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