Saturday 10 September 2016

Favourite flower ...

Good afternoon ... week one of the new school year is over!  The weekend is here along with the rain ... I need to garden but the weather is against me so I've had no choice but to be creative!!  I'm busy with my knitting needles at the moment - the projects are too secret to share but I will when I can!  I've also been busy creating cards, most of which are also too secret to share!  I do have one card to share:

Apologies for the photograph quality but with all the rain the daylight is quite dull and I've yet to master my daylight lamp - its either too white or too many shadows!

It is One Layer week at "Less is More" with the theme of "Your Favourite Flower".  My favourite flowers are freesias but, as yet, I do not have a freesia stamp - so I turned to my beloved Gerbera!  For those of you that know me you will know that I am forever creating cards with this stamp set.  This time I have used brusho and versamark  to colour the image - you stamp the solid image with versamark and then sprinkle with brusho and spritz with water.  I then stamped the outline image with black ink, added a sentiment and scored lines above and below the sentiment.

I used:
UNIKO - Pure Florals: Gerbera
Brusho - Orange, yellow and lemon
Versafine Onyx Black

It is also time to say a big thank you to the STAMPlorations team - they chose one of my cards as a Top Pick - exciting!  I'm always delighted when one of my designs is highlighted in a challenge.  This is the card they liked:



  1. Well done on your top pick and your gerbera make is fabby


  2. Congrats on the top pick Elaine! It's a super card. Love your gerbera for this week's Less is More challenge - such vibrant, warm colouring... gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  3. This looks so vibrant Elaine, I love gerberas and this image in particular!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  4. Love your bright colored flower, just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  5. You always work this Uniko gerbera so well Elaine and I'm not surprised it's one of your favourite flowers too. Brilliantly CAS and super vibrant, thanks for playing with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

  6. I love your cards made with this stamp, Elaine. And the brushos are so vibrant here, I love it.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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