Tuesday 29 July 2014

Back to the Gerbera ...

It seems that whenever I get stuck for ideas out pops my favourite Gerbera stamp set (Uniko Studio).  I'm also obsessed with trying the technique of colouring without lines - I stamped the main image with Spun Sugar distress ink which was almost too pale to see and then coloured it with Inktense pencils (another of my favourites!).

I stamped the image in spun sugar inside the card
Procrastination seems to have been my enemy today, it would seem the more time I have for crafting the less I seem to achieve!  I get easily side-tracked into trying out techniques and wandering around the internet looking for inspiration rather than getting on and doing!  I've decided that tomorrow I am going to start with a stamp set that has not seen the light of day and a colour scheme and go for it.

I'm going to enter two challenges both with the theme of "Anything Goes":

"Less is More"
Uniko Studio



  1. This is beautiful Elaine,a really striking card,I would be very happy to get that in the post!

    Hmmm I am terrible for blog nosing when I am supposed to be crafting. I now have tons of backgrounds waiting to be used but few ideas!

    Donna xx

  2. Hi! This is truly amazing! Great colouring!! It looks real!! I also live the black background, it makes it unique. I like that!
    I wish I had more time for crafting. I have two kiddos (3y & 10m) who take up most of my day with their endless demands so whatever I make has to be in the evening or in between their schedule. Having time for procrastination sounds heavenly ;) I get easily swayed too though, I love to play :)
    Ingrid x

  3. Fab, I am loving your black space on this floral card !!

  4. Wow! This is stunning Elaine & you've used another fabulous technique I need to explore! You're not alone in procrastinating or being distracted by Pinterest as in my case! Thanks again for joining in on the Uniko Studio challenge. Hugs Bev x

  5. Stunning, striking, super! Love your gerbera creations Elaine
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  6. Really stunning art, Elaine! You achieved the most amazing dimension with your technique!!

    I'm the same way with time management. The more I have, the less focused and productive I am. It's times like that when you need a hamster in your head, like I have, to rein you in and help you keep on course, lol!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. You are so talented in everything Elaine and particularly your use of this set. So many fantastic ideas and perfection guaranteed.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. Wow! This is one of my favourite stamp sets and I love the technique you have used, it looks amazing. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog too, Cx

  9. I'm sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
    This is stunning!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Oh wow this is amazing, love everything about it. Thank you so much for joining in the Uniko Challenge this month.

  11. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Such a beautiful flower, and love that you put it on a black background to make it pop! Thanks for playing along in the Uniko Studio challenge!

  12. Your coloring technique is outstanding. Your card is magnificent. Congratulations on being a talented artist!


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