Thursday, 23 June 2016

CC&S 179 Sketch: Pretty Peony

I loved making my card for CAS Colours and Sketches this week. Bev has designed us a great sketch and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it so I didn't waste any time faffing around trying to decide!

This lovely peony stamp was stamped and embossed in white. The BG is coloured with three blended Distress Inks. The flower was then watercoloured by removing the ink with water and a paintbrush, giving a bleached effect. A few splatters of water were then added to work together with the stamped image. What really makes it come alive is the next part. I used three different Promarker blues to shade around the flower edges and a light grey to add highlights to the petals. The sentiment is also stamped and embossed in white (it shows up better in real life!) and a few gems and sequins added to finish. Finally I attached two loops of coordinating ribbon to the top left hand edge before adhering it to a card blank.

Supplies Used:
Flower Stamp: Dinkie Peony (IndigoBlu)
Sentiment Stamp: Free with a Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine (Clearly Besotted)
Ink Pads: Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Salty Ocean (TH Distress)
Markers: Azure, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue & Cool Grey 4 (Letraset Promarkers)
Snippets: Watercolour paper, Sequins, Gems & Grosgrain ribbon

Please try and find some time to join us this week. Can't you tell I loads of fun doing this! Do visit some of the other DT blogs for even more inspiration.

Thanks for visiting!
Stef x


  1. Super gorgeous flower and briliant use of background and highlight colouring.

  2. Gorgeous! Love the emboss resist!

  3. This is just stunning! Gorgeous colours, images and effects. Just wonderful. Caro x

  4. The pretty peony is fabulous agsinst the background blues! I like the ribbon loops, too. Wonderful job, Stef!

  5. WOW! Beautiful card, love the peony stamp and the techniques you have used to showcase it are stunning. Hugs Bev x

  6. The flower really stands out and makes me think I need to try distress inks. Removing ink with water sounds like a lot of fun and clearly is really effective. Liz x