19 April 2011

Love and Happiness


I have been playing around with some of the challenges from various blogs  over the past few weeks but just haven’t been able to find the time to photo and write them up in time for the challenges so they are in my stash until something comes up that they may happen to fit in withSmile.  I bought a sample pack of artist papers in A2 size a while back and decided I wanted to try out various colouring mediums on them these are coloured with watercolour based mediums and at a later date I will try others out on them.



But when I saw this weeks challenge at Just Rite JustRite Friday Challenge 053- Technique, Sponsored by Spellbinders! I just knew I had to participate- I only received my “Stitched with love” stamp set in an order last week and was just itching to get it inky and then wow it’s as though the Just Rite team knew I would want to use it.   I also got my “Lacey circle” dies in the same order so what more of a reason to make a card did I need.

I think it’s the only Just Rite stamp I own that I could incorporate into a flower and initially it was going to be a Christmas card-hence the colours but then I decided it would look better with this sentiment so it could be used for anytime. I stamped the patchwork flower six times- two on each different type of paper and embossed them -then coloured each with the markers and Luminatre paints- they have a bit of a shimmer IRL  but not overpowering.  Once the paint was dry I cut each out and cut in between each petal then curled one of each colour around my finger to give dimension- looking through my stash I found 2 brads the right colours with dots but didn’t have a black one so  took a plain yellow one and coloured it with a black permanent marker and added dots with a white out pen.  I placed them on a piece of silver cardstock scrap I had and then put the rest together- I tried other ribbons on the card but none of them looked just right so I settled for the black- This isn’t one of my most favourite cards but I like the way it has turned out – I hope you enjoy it too. There are some closer pics of the three flowers and the greeting- I am sorry about the quality – I think I will have to get some photography lessons and the silver didn’t help as it kept flaring and creating a blur or maybe it was just the photographer.



Card info- Card –Red cardstock (A5); Papers-Heidi Grace day dreamer dots with pocket,Various artist papers from a sample pack of booklets,stash scraps; Stamps-Just rite Stitched with love set, Wedding stamp ensemble;Ink Versamark watermark; Other- Whispers silver embossing powder,Spellbinders-Standard circles,Classic scalloped circles, Lacey Circles; Fiskars 2” squeese punch;Ribbon-Vintage nylon Satin; Colours- Whispers Brush markers, Luminarte paints-Sage,Jasper Red,Irish Mist;Double sided tape-Xpress It, Foam mounting tape.

Thanks for Visiting, Catch you Later


Kathy S


  1. This is beautiful. I absolutely love your flowers. Great job.

  2. These are gorgeous and make for a great card!

  3. Oh WOW! How clever to layers and emboss that stamped image to make your flowers!? Very pretty!

  4. Love your awesome flowers -- very clever & very pretty!
    The best photography tip I ever got was to purchase a photo light tent -- still not a great photographer, but it certainly helped!

  5. Wow, what a striking card! Love the polka dot background with the black ribbon! Cool flower technique, too!