Sunday, 6 April 2014

Red Flower


I'm playing along with CASE Study, where the inspiration is provided by Jaclyn Miller:


Also with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Happy Birthday,

And Simon Says Monday Challenge,  the one with No Rules

I found a pack of NBUS chipboard flowers in my stash so I treated one of them to a layer of gesso, a layer of white acrylic paint, then a layer of red acrylic with a touch of dark red around the centre and a good dollop of Stickles to the centre.

I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Smoky Grey and Memento Rhubarb Stalk and splatted some Rhubarb Stalk on the card and drew a stalk before adhering the die-cut vase and flower.

Speaking of splatting and rhubarb stalks, DH was telling me how, as a very young boy, he would throw sods of earth at the freshly laundered white sheets his mother had pegged on the line.  His other pastime was smashing cabbages with a stick in his dad's vegetable patch....

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love your colouring and shading, the splatter and the boldness of the focal point!
    Your DH must have been a rascal! I wonder what he would have said if your boys did that!

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  2. Why am I not surprised that you married a "naughty boy?!"

    Your card is stupendous, Shirley! So winning, my gosh! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. This is stunning Shirley!
    Dot x

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  4. Wow, looks like a winner to me!

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  5. This is such a striking card! It just goes to show that a true artist can really pack a punch with a simple color palette! I love how you transformed the chipboard flower into that vibrant shade of red. It took a lot of effort, but was very worth it. It absolutely jumps off the page. The vase is perfect and the sentiment is so classy- I like the different fonts and colors in includes. Lastly, I love the little splatters of red. Whenever I try red splatters, it looks like I created a murder scene, so I really admire how well you treated your splatters! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful card, totally love the red flower. So tell me Ican understand smashing the cabbages, I dont think there are many kids who like cabbages. But lumps of dirt at the clean sheets, did he have a death wish? Its awonder he lived to reach adult hood.

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  7. This is stunning Shirley... Wow

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  8. this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! i love the simplicity AND the brightness of the flower! just gorgeous!!!

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  9. Love this card, beautiful!! :)

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  10. GOR. GEE. US. That red just jumps off the page. As for DH, I think he needs a belated timeout.

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  11. This just took my breath away. The whole card is so striking.

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  12. Sounds like DH was quite the rascal!

    Your card truly is breathtaking! Stunning! Gorgeous! Elegant! Artistic! Creative!

    .... and totally Shirley!

    Yep - winner, winner!

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  13. Love this, Shirley - such a stunning card. Great take on the inspiration card. The red flower really pops!

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  14. I've really gotten behind on your blog...this is GORGEOUS, Shirley! I love how you added texture with the flowers...such a stunning color, too! Love your CAS vase as well...it's really perfect!

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  15. GORGEOUS! Those flowers look real. Thank you so much for playing along in the Simon Says Happy Birthday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

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  16. Wow! That gorgeous red flower just pops! LOVE the layers of chipboard with gesso and paints - so creative, so beautiful! Loll xx

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  17. Very, very pretty. I love the red and gray. The flower is wonderful with the dimension from the chipboard.

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  18. Congrats on your win over at CAS not surprised at all. Absolute perfection.

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  19. Hi Shirley, This card is amazing :) How did you curl the chipboard? Thank you for all your time and creativity this is very nice!

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  20. I've not even commented yet and you'e already got a win at CASE Study, Shirley ... yay ... congratulations, it is such a beautiful card! DH got 'creative' at an early age, mmm? Anita :)

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  21. Another congrats on the win. I love this flower!

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  22. Fabulous take on last weeks Case Study! Congrats on your win :) and thank you for playing along! Hugs ~S~

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  23. This card is a masterpiece! Totally well deserved win, big congratulations!

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  24. Stunning card Shirley & congrats on your win - very well deserved! hugs xx

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