Thursday, 26 March 2015

Daisies in the spring

I noticed the first daisies peeping through the grass of my neighbour's lawn this morning - spring really is here at last! And to celebrate, here is a card that celebrates daisies!

I've had the main image stamp for many years, it is an unmounted stamp that came in a grab bag, and I must have used it hundreds of times. I'm not sure the flowers are meant to be anything specific, which is useful as they can become a stylised version of whatever you want them to be, depending on how they are coloured. This time I coloured them in by scribbling watercolour markers on acetate then picking up the ink with a waterbrush, apart from the tiny flowers which I coloured directly with the markers. I'd have really liked to do them in forget-me-not blue, for the full-on spring effect, but I didn't want to introduce another colour. However, pink forget-me-nots are often found in gardens so I've not used *too* much artistic license.

The paper, card, ribbon and pearls are all long-time lurkers in my stash!


I'm sharing this with

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
Crafting Musketeers - Ribbons and Pearls
Clear it Out Challenge - Birthday and Polka Dots    
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Café - Spring Flowers

9 comments:

  1. Lovely image, those flowers are so bright and cheery! Thanks for entering at the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge xx

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  2. Pretty card! Love the flower image! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

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  3. Oops, has anybody spotted the mistake? Just looked at some REAL daisies and realised that the pink is at the tips of the petals, not the bases!

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  4. love the watercoloring combined with the white embossing - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

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  5. This is so pretty, your colouring on the flowers is so delicate, and the ribbon and pearls are lovely touches. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

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  6. Very pretty! Love the pink and green together. Thanks for sharing at CIO Polka Dots challenge. Lisa DT

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  7. Lovely card! Love your bright colors and elegant layout. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

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  8. Gorgeous! Your coloured flowers are coloured so beautifully, and the entire design of your card is ever so impressive! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
    ~c

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  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe this week.
    Hugs
    Fiona DT xx

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