Saturday 29 April 2017

Wildflowers ...

It's been a busy week back at work ... too tired to create in the evenings ... so I just had too do something creative today but ideas were not coming very fast!  I did manage to create one card and created some base layers for a couple of tags.

This is the card:

I began by colouring a piece of water colour card using Distress Oxide Inks (my first attempt at smooshing with them).  I used the panel to die cut three wildflowers,  I die cut the same wildflowers from some black card, then die cut them from a piece of card and inlaid the black ones back into the negative spaces.  The coloured elements were adhered slightly offset so that the black could been seen and appeared to be the shadows.  I mounted the panel to the card base with a narrow piece of black down the edge to echo the shadow! 

Why all the shadows? well, this week's challenge at "Less is More" is all about Shadows!!

I used:
Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet and Broken China
Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #326

TIME OUT Challenges #82 Theme - "Flowers with the optional twist of kissing"

Before I go I'd like to share this picture of a flower in my garden - this is the first of six Allium bulbs that planted in the Autumn.  I'm excited as this is the first to flower and each day it seems to get bigger and more beautiful.



  1. Super make and fab colour mix too


  2. Clever take on the shadow theme Elaine, this is so pretty, Cathy x

  3. The allium is looking great! Loving your card too Elaine. The Distress Oxides have created a gorgeous look, and the inlaid shadow really makes them pop. A very stylish make! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  4. Love the colours you created with the oxide inks, stunning card. Cara x

  5. This is a stunning CAS card Elaine-the colours you have used are lovely and the offset shadow really appears as a shadow-so pleased you joined us at Time Out

  6. Simply CAS-tastic as ever Elaine. Your colour combo is so dreamy and perfect with the most elegant shadow! Love it and thanks for playing along at Less is More this week.

  7. This is just stunning, Elaine! I love the look of those oxides but I haven't invested in any yet. The shadow you have created with the die cut adds lovely dimension. Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More and I hope you get a rest over the bank holiday weekend :)

  8. Great take on the theme and a technique I will try and remember for future makes. Love your allium, one of my fav flowers, my aren't out yet.

  9. That really was a great idea to inlay your shadow die cuts, such a great effect. As is the vertical strip too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  10. Classy to the max Elaine! Love the dreamy colours (my fave combo there!)and the shadow is terrific. Do you know, the more I see the oxides, the more I want to get them. Your card has probably tipped me over the edge! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

  11. Gaspingly gorgeous, Elaine ... fresh, crisp and so perfectly CAS ... and such great use of the black to create the dimensional shadow! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  12. This is so pretty, Elaine! The colours you've used and perfect, they look so crisp against the white, beautifully CAS. Isn't it great to see different things flowering in the garden. I love alliums and planted some last year, they aren't close to flowering yet. Yours looks lovely.


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