Sunday, 1 March 2015

Spring Blooms

Hello everyone and welcome to another 1st of the Month (where do the weeks go?)and yet again it is time for a new challenge theme at Country View Challenges. As March is a blogaversary month for us Chris has chosen "Anything Goes" and so a lovely opportunity for everyone to have a go at something new or get stuck in to some old favourites.

I recently bought a new stamp and die cut flower set from Heartfelt Creations (Arianna Blooms) and I have been playing around with them and have created a slightly different flower to my usual makes.

For the large bloom I used three of the petals. The bottom layer I embossed in white and blended Dusty Concord DI around the edge. The upper layers were stamped in Dusty Concord and then had more Dusty Concord blended around the edges. I spritzed the petals lightly with water and then pleated each petal separately. Once dry I layered petals together inserting the stamen die cuts in between.

I love the depth created by the layering.

The small flowers were stamped in Dusty Concord DI and a little blended around the edges. Then I layered these on top of each other rather than staggering the petals. A little moulding with a ball tool on a foam mat creates just enough interest.

I kept the rest of my card quite simple, using a dots embossing folder, some die cut shapes, a little white embossing and Dusty Concord ink on a Spellbinders Label and a short sentiment.

I got quite carried away and made more flowers from the left over pieces! This card is 4" x 4" and uses similar elements to the larger card.

And so more cards for my card box - I am doing well this year!

I do hope you will join us at Country View Challenges and hop on over today to see the rest of the DT makes. And do keep a look out through the month as all the DT members will be back with another project.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you are enjoying a lovely restful Sunday.

Jennie x


Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Jennie, I LOVE what you did with those blooms, - great colouring! A beautiful tag and thanks for inspiring me to take my HC out for a play again.... Have a lovely Sunday!!

Aspiring crafter said...

Two lovely cards Jennie, love the blooms and the colours you have used.

Rita said...

Good Morning Jennie. What a wonderful card. Those blooms look so striking and really pretty. The colours are beautiful and it makes a stunning card. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully designed and put together. I love the soft muted colour palette and wonderful textures. Happy Sunday.
hugs Brenda xxx

Rupa Swaminathan said...

The best blooms always find a way to your project, Jennifer. This is beautiful. Hugs.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Jennie,
A Beautiful and mellow palette, that makes a delightful card with your gorgeous flowers.

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning Jennie - the flowers are magnificent, I need them! Nikki xx

Pamellia said...

Beautiful shades of purple and your flowers are gorgeous! Love the white embossed petals! hugs :)

Marci said...

A beautiful card. Gorgeous flowers!

Unknown said...

The flowers are beautiful Jennie, as always!! Congrats on your win over at F&F too, very well deserved indeed xx

mags21 said...

Beautiful flowers, love the colours you have used . brilliant.

Deb Riddell said...

Beautiful Jennie, the flowers are so pretty, love the colours!

Josie said...

Another stunning card and such fabulous photos!

crafty creations said...

Beautiful card Jennie - the colours are gorgeous and your attention to detail - brilliant