Monday, 18 February 2013

Challenge 85 at Crafty Cardmakers - Blooming Images

Afternoon All
I hope that you have been having the same glorious sunshine that we have been experiencing here.
What a perfect day to launch a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, where  Marie (MI) has chosen the theme 'Blooming Images'. 
She would like flower images to be the main focus of the card. No people, no landscapes. Just flower images. A single rose, a poinsettia, a daisy... you get it. Can be flowers in a vase or just the flowers. Of course you can still decorate with flowers, butterflies or what you feel like, but the image is a flower of some kind, NOT a tree and NOT a person holding a flower' 
We are sponsored this time by CRAFTS AND ME with the choice of 3 digital stamps from their range, and also a fabulous die set from a mystery donor. (Check out HERE for more details)
 For my card I have been playing with one of Jane Gill's fantastic stamp sets JGCL572 Daisy Layers.
I did a spot of masking on the central circular panel along with some Faux Stitching.
 My colour scheme was taken from the Photo Inkspiration over at Inkspirational.
I stamped and embossed my flowers onto watercolour card and coloured them using Distress inks.
I added a little bit of sparkle by colouring over the top of the Distress ink with some Gelly Roll Sparkle pens.
 Unfortunately it doesn't show up terribly well in the photos.
I added some extra flowers and leaves attached using silicon, to add a little bit of dimension to the card.
The background papers are from my stash, as are the gems at the centre of the flowers.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Stamp and Create - Spring is coming
ABC Challenges - All Stitched Up
I hope that you have had a good day and that you will feel inspired to enter our challenge HERE.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT, they have made some fantastic cards.
hugs Kimx


  1. Stunning card Kim, the inking and embossing is just gorgeous. I can see the sparkle on the flowers and it really does give it a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

  2. Your flowers look just great, Kim - vivid and sparkly!
    Alison x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous - love the colours and how you've layered.

  4. Very nice! Those flowers are gorgeous and your color choices are so vivid and beautiful! I am so glad that you joined us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  5. This is AMAZING, Kim! LOVE your gorgeous flowers and your layout is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

  6. Your flowers are amazing!!! Totally love them! Beautiful colors! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week, hope you join us again sooon :)

  7. Wow Kim, that is one bright and cheery card, absolutely guaranteed to brighten someone's day! Love those vibrant blooms and the extra embellishment details you added! Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us at Inkspirational & I really hope to see you playing along with us again soon! Ruth x

  8. so bright and cheerful i love it! x

  9. Kim this is gorgeous! Those daisies are so beautifully colored! I love the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  10. Wow the co.ours really pop on this one :)

  11. Wow, until I read this I thought I you had used some shimmery paint to colour this. I love this, it's full on gorgeous. The flowers just tumbling away at the bottom really make it stand out.

    Lin xx

  12. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Xx Rosie


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Hugs Kimx