Saturday, 18 February 2017

Return of the Gerbera ...

Good afternoon! The days are getting longer but my holiday is fast disappearing ... it's back to work on Monday ... so I need to get as much done as possible over the weekend.  

I'm trying to create some mixed media pieces but I am struggling - I have four tags in the making at the moment but I don't know what to do next.  So if you get stuck what do you do? Me?  I return to my comfort zone ... I created a CAS card for this week's challenge at "Less is More".  I blame my choice of stamp on Bev at UNIKO - she is celebrating UNIKO's 5th birthday this week and has been showcasing some of her favourite makes, Of course the Gerbera stamp set featured and if you regularly visitor to my blog you will know how much I love this set.

I heat embossed the gerbera before water colouring with distress inks.  I used the matching die to create a mask so that I could stamp the dictionary definitions around the image.  I adhered some orange card to the card base before popping the image up using fun foam. The theme at "Less is More" is the alphabet - I hope it is OK that my alphabet is all jumbled up into works!!

I used:
UNIKO - Pure Florals: Gerbera
Kaisercraft - Dictionary meanings
Distress Inks - Carved pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron
WOW Bright White embossing powder.

I'm entering the following challenge and link up:

Time to get back to my mixed media attempts.



  1. Love that vibrant gerbera on that word background...great card!

  2. Wow that Gerbera is so vibrant...fantastic water colouring.

  3. Your comfort-zone gave you a beautiful card! Great use of that beautiful flower! Enjoy the last weekend of your holiday!

  4. LOVE this, Elaine! The vibrant colours are amazing, and the dictionary background is absolutely perfect for our "alphabet" challenge. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  5. This is smashing, loving that floral image and colouring


  6. Beautiful! Love the sunny yellow you've chosen for the gerbera. Thanks for joining in with Uniko's birthday link up.

  7. Wow, that background is perfect for this really makes that flower jump of the card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Elaine ! I love this big gerbera in this vibrant and bright yellow ! And it pops up so beautifully over this dictionary page background ! Great take on the challenge ! thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

  9. This is a lovely set so I can see why you love it, and you always work you magic with it. A fab design with the text background and the bright pop of orange.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  10. Lovely! It's wonderfully sunny, almost glowing xx

  11. This is beautiful Elaine and it makes me so happy that this is your 'go to' stamp set when you need a mojo lift :) Such a cheerful colour and love the masking and dictionary background. Thank you so much for joining in on Uniko's 5th Birthday celebrations. Hugs Bev x


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