Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Wildflowers for Hobby Art

Evening Everyone,
Weren’t there some of the most amazing samples on Hobby Art  Jenny’s show on Monday. I always feel that mine are very simplistic and inadequate by comparison.
Still I suppose that just goes to show the versatility of the stamps, and it’s also why you have such a diverse range of crafting styles on a Design Team.
I do like floral stamps as you know, so these lovely Wildflowers definitely appealed to me.

The first card uses just one of the stamps from the set.
I stamped and embossed the image a couple of times using Versafine ink and clear embossing powder having first masked off the bottom of the panel.

Next I drew a border around the stamped images and added a touch of simple Zentangle to create a frame for my flowers.

I also added a sentiment from one of the other sets and then mounted my trimmed panel onto a piece of embossed kraft card.
Of course there had to be a bit of gilding wax to highlight the embossing, and a touch of glitter glue on the tips of the flowers.
I hadn’t really thought about it when I made it, but Charlie pointed out that it would make quite a good card for a man.
My second card also uses a bit of masking (a recurrent theme amongst the DT) and some decorating chalks.
I masked off a panel across the bottom of a piece of white card and then used a cotton wool ball to add the chalks. Because there is no ink involved at this stage it gives a nice soft feel to the background of the card.
After I was satisfied with my background, I stamped across the masked area with another of the wildflowers and a Versamark ink pad.. This time the image is much darker as the clear ink ‘grabs’ the chalk.
Once I had removed the masking tape, I stamped and embossed the same image on to the panel this time using Black ink.
I added the sentiment using versamark ink and the chalks and then layered the finished panel on to a co-ordinating piece of card stock.
I will try and share another couple of cards tomorrow if I get a chance.
Have a great evening.
Happy Crafting and Hugs


  1. Hi Kim
    I especially love the first card with the flower heads and black and white border. Very striking and so you!! Hope you are well.

  2. Hi Kim, just stopped by to thank you for the lovely card, it's gorgeous. I very much like these too. The first one with the black border really stands out. Have a lovely creative week, Angela xXx


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