Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Circle Flowers


I've got some improvised flowers for you today.  I'm entering the challenge at Uniko Studio,  where the theme is Hello Spring and this is the colour board:

I do have some Uniko Studio flower stamps but I wanted to use the circle stamps from the Background Builders: Round in Circles set because the challenge at Less is More is Round and Round:

The challenge at City Crafter is Easter or Spring

I'm playing stretch-a-sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch again:

And the challenge at Simon Says Monday Challenge is No Rules - Anything Goes.

I stamped the large circle stamp three times with Versamark, then stamped the stems using the row of circles stamp.  I cut a length of it off to use as leaves.  Then I embossed the images with clear embossing powder and added colour using Distress Inks and a paintbrush.  Faded Denim for the flowers, stems and leaves, and Bundled Sage, Evergreen Bough and Tumbled Glass for the background, which I just splodged on with the brush.  Then I thought I'd add some stitching to the stems for a bit of detail.

Stamps: Uniko Studio All Occasions Sentiments #2, Background Builders: Round in Circles

28 comments:

  1. Love those flowers, such a clever idea using the circles. Especially love your watercolouring, it works perfectly.

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  2. Wow, such splendid stylised flowers, Shirley ... all that 'splodging' looks stunning! Anita :)

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  3. I am speechless!! what a marvelous creation and u nailed it all !!

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  4. Such a lovely artistic project. Love everything about it.

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  5. I love the watercolor background - and the big bold sentiment.

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  6. Amazing Shirley!!! Really love your work!

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  7. You have definitely earned the title of "Queen of Splodgerland" with this stunning creation! Seriously, another card that should be framed and hanging in an art gallery! Love the sentiment, hanging out quietly along the outer edge so as not to compete with the beautiful circle flowers!

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  8. Great improvising, watercoloring, card!

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  9. Pretty Easter card! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

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  10. This is FABulous! Love how you've used the circles as flowers & the inking is gorgeous. Thank you SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge :) Hugs Bev x

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  11. Oh my goodness this is stunning!!

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  12. Ooops! forgot to say Thanks for playing along at CCCB!!

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  13. Wow Shirley so much detail in making your card, and it is so gorgeous!

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  14. Wow, what a fabulous card! Jo x

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  15. Gorgeous card, I adore the background colours and your circular flowers are very striking. Lovely design. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  16. Oh, this is lovely! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  17. Love the colours and the techniques on this card. Very clever card and its just gorgeous. x Beverley x

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  18. Beautiful background Shirley!!! Love this :)

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  19. I just love how you did your card Shirley...wonderful!

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  20. This is another late visit for me this week Shirley.
    What a stunning card, the design and colours are awesome. I love that watercolour background!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  21. This is beautiful!! Colours and design are stunning..

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  22. Love that you used the circle stamps for the flowers, and the stitching adds real texture. Love it! Cx

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  23. A very beautiful card!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  24. This is beautiful, love the circles stamp as the flower stems. Thank you so much for joining in the Uniko Challenge

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  25. Wow - i love love love this. i want to watch you water color because this is stunning. Love how you made those flowers and i might just have to case this myself ;) Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio.

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  26. This is AMAZING!!! I am so impressed with your creation of flowers with Background Builders: Circles! So so so clever! The colors and water color splotches are absolutely perfect. Thanks for playing along with Uniko Studio!

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  27. Many congratulations on your honourable shout out over at Uniko. Very creative and clever card. Loving the colours and the techniques. Congratulation x Beverley x

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