Friday 5 June 2020

Earth Laughs in Flowers

Morning and we have a new "Flowers" challenge at Daisy Chain and I was inspired to make this card after watching a Tracy Evans live FB demo.
Distress oxide ink was applied straight to card and sprayed with water-then I stamped script with a large wooden stamp from Stampabilities-which I have had for years---then applied white gesso through a circle aperture.
Flowers were stamped onto card then twice onto a piece of card swiped with same ink and fussy cut the flower heads and 3-D them after adding pencil shading to the petals(rather hurriedly as forgot before I stuck down!!!)
A piece of card cut to make vase and embossed with three layers of ultra thick embossing powder and stampe a wotd into from an AALL &Create set-the flower stamps were from CAS-UAL Fridays.
The stamped sentiment and little Bee were from Chocolate Baroque.
Di's digis-include a sentiment
artsy stamper-black/white and 1 colour
Simon says-make your own background
Jan's digi stamps-ATG
lost coast portal-celebrate it
digi choosday-ATG
arty divas-ATG
the sisterhood-fave technique/creating ownbacgrounds/stamping/heat embossing
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-flowers
krafty chicks-stamp act
do-all kreatives-black/white 1 other colour
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design-ATG
mix it up-ATG/acrylic block stamping
crafty catz-ATG/CAS
Thank you for dropping byu and hope you will join us
Carol x x


Cath Wilson said...

Your slightly skewed vase adds to the whimsy of this card, Carol. Love that large text stamp - you can't beat a good background text stamp - I have a few, too. Unusual flowers - I thought they were Paperartsy, but obviously not.I like the Gesso circles. Tracy's vids are brilliant, aren't they?
Lovely - I like that shade of blue, too - one of my fave shades ;-)
Cath x

Freubelmina said...

That looks fantastic again Carol.
You are very creative.
Have a nice weekend, hugs Wilma Xx

meg said...

a beautiful shade of blue and wonderful card, love the layers and your plant pot

Janette said...

I think its gorgeous carol,love that shade of blue its beautiful.x

dutchess said...

That’s a beautiful blue you have used on your card the text in the background and your super have obviously been having great fun being creative ...take care xxx

Shabneez said...

Wonderful creation Carol! Shabneez x

Pop's Cards said...

This is stunning I love the blues and the background is fab, hugs Pops x

Stampsnob. said...

Blue is always a winner with me Love this ..........Lis

Beebeebabs said...

Another beautiful creation!!!

Lisa Bird said...

Wonderful card design and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Best Wishes Lisa xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Carole
Gr Karin

Claire said...

Love the colour scheme, the background script really finishes the card it is gorgeous

Diane said...

Fantastic colors and design Carol.

Hugs diane

Viv said...

A lovely design Carol - the gesso was an inspired idea - it highlights and complements your card perfectly. x

brenda said...

Another beautiful creation Carol, don't see you use blue often but this is lovely.

B x

*Vicki* said...

I am loving the inspiration you're gathering from watching the videos Carol as this background looks incredible! Nicely done and so pretty in the blue tones! HUGS

cotnob said...

I love this Carol, a great background and fabulous design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jean said...

Wonderful Carol really fabulous ! xx

Leslie Miller said...

This turned out just beautiful! A favorite quote, and I love the translucency of the gesso. Whimsical and pretty at the same time!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card and awesome design with this background...hope all's good.♥

Lisa Lynn said...

Carol that is stunning and love the way it turned out. The blue is so beautiful. I love the circles of gesso....I just hate that it takes 24 hours for that stuff to dry, lol I have no patience.

Jannet said...

A beautiful. Card, I love your chosen blue, and the embossed vase is wonderful x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Lovely card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

Alison59 said...

Oh WOW Carol this is stunning :-)

Michelle said...

What a stunning background Carol - this is gorgeous and so are the colours too - Michelle x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful Carol, you are so creative, love the "artsy" look of this card.
Take care
Faith x

Kuni said...

Your card is so wonderful, love the great background.

craftytrog said...

A beautiful card Carol! xx

Laurie said...

This is just wonderful! I actually thought when I first looked at it that there was a piece of blue fabric - you've made such an interesting effect with the inks and gesso and the way you have used them. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Carol L said...

I love how you achieved the layers with your supplies and tools and this turned out just gorgeous!!

rachel said...

Such a pretty card Carol and I really love the stamps. Tracy's fb lives are fab aren't they? I've just been doing her gel press class this morning and its part two tomorrow - love it!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Your card looks amazing, I love the colour and all of the techniques you have incorporated to produce this effect. Really pretty flowers and your stunning background. I have been crafting for a very long time and sometimes - well more often then I would care to admit these days, I see something which I had forgotten about, a technique which looks amazing but no one seems to be doing anymore, like stamping into UT embossing powder. Doesn't this look fabulous?

Have a lovely weekend, try to keep out the rain!

Dionne xx

tilly said...

a beautiful card in that shade of blue, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

Darlene said...

WOW! What an awesome design Carol ... I love it!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Tracy Welham said...

Great card, the pot looks like clay! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Chrissy said...

Wow, gorgeous Carol, love the dimension on the flowers and those little Bee's are so cute..beautiful card..


Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

This is so beautiful! I love the text behind the pretty blue background. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card.. Lovely background.
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
Good Luck
Rose DT

Furrbster said...

This is amazing! I love the whole layout and feel of the card with that lovely image and the sentiment,

Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

pinky said...

My second go to colour Carol. It really is lovely!

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and loving the design thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week

Julie Odil said...

This is big and bold and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at JDS Challenges. Julie O, DT Member

Jan Mahew said...

Carol, Love the whimsy in your creation. The rolled ink on the written backdrop with the gesso circles with the bees as accents. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. HAPPY CRAFTING!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Janice said...

Fabulous card, beautiful background and gorgeous shades of blue.
Janice x

Cindy said...

Great card. Love the background you created with the stamping block! Thanks for sharing with us at Mix It Up!

Darlene said...

Me again and I still just LOVE this card! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
Please stop by for a visit.

candio said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Polkadoodles Challenge!

Doris Klein said...

Wow.. this is so beautiful!!! I really love the colours - blue is my favourite - and the background! It's a really nice work and I love it!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
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Brenda said...

Love this, Carol! So many layers, yet no bulk and blue is my favorite color.

Alex said...

Beautiful flower card. Love the colour you have chosen!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

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wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card. I like the technique.

Monica C. said...

Oh this is so beautiful, Carol. I love how you have added all that detail and yet kept one color.
Hugs Monica

Hester said...

Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Hester DT said...

Beautiful card and fabulous stamping and background. It's a great stamp. As always love your techniques. Take care Michelle x

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Beautiful in blue and white and I love the dimension. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz