Tuesday 2 February 2021

Sweet Tulips ...

 Well today I saw the sun albeit briefly but it was a welcomed sight and helps to lighten the mood ... it wasn't long before the rain and gloom returned!  I even managed to spend a couple of hours pottering in the garden which always lifts my spirits.   The rest of the day has been all about paper, card, inks and embossing!  Following on from yesterday I continue to be inspired by Spring and my new stamp set from Visible Image.  This time it was the tulips that I decided to create with -

I stamped the tulips first, masking the first one before stamping the second.  I masked both before ink blending the background using a stencil ... I've decided that I need as much practise as possible with ink blending through a stencil as I've never been that happy with the result!   Once the background was complete I water coloured the tulips using distress inks.  I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment before adhering it with foam tape for dimension.  At this point I felt it needed something else so added the small panel of yellow card down one side.

I used:
Visible Image - Go to Words Stamp set
                       - Flower Art Stamp set
                       - Two Tone Stencil
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed, Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn.

I'm entering these challenges:

Sieze the Birthday #206 without the topping

Country View Challenges: February, First Signs of Spring

Stay Safe!


  1. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining the challenge over at Country View Crafts.

  2. Sometimes Elaine I think the sunshine is rationing us so that we appreciate it more when it does come out!! I love your colourful card with that zingy dotty pattern in the background. Thanks for coming to play at ATCAS this fortnight :) Vicky x

  3. I love those wonderful tulips and they really remind me of spring. The dot background is the perfect backdrop for your bright, whimsical tulips. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week

  4. What a gorgeous card! Loving your spring design with the beautiful tulips and stencilled dot background 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at the Country View Challenges! Hugs, Jo x


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