Sunday, 22 June 2014

Sweet Peas


Ok, so I'm not quite done with pink yet.  Remember the gingko stamps I made last week?  Well, I thought they could double up as sweet peas when I saw the challenge from Curtain Call:


I used Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks, a bit of water and a bit of splodging and squidging, then added the short stems, which are also stamps I made, and just extended them down and added a few curly fronds.  The background numbers stamp is by Tim Holtz and the birthday stamp is Penny Black - I placed it in the bottom-right corner to make it look like a signature on a painting.  I sponged a bit of Antique Linen around the edges of the panel for a bit of an aged look.

I'm also entering it into Simon Says Monday Challenge, Anything Goes.


But not Everything Goes.  These sweet peas are faring much better than the ones in my garden, which are refusing to grow despite the warm weather we're having.  Maybe I'll just stick this card on the fence and pretend.

15 comments:

  1. genius use of the gingko for sweet peas! Such a pretty card!
    Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

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  2. So pretty! I love the soft colors. A love how you used that stamp too. Very clever! Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  3. WOW!!! Gor-gee-ous colors! Absolutely perfect take of the inspiration photo!

    Ginko...sweat peas...totally works Shirley!!!

    Love the square size of your card and where you tucked the sentiment :)

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  4. I'm in awe of your homemade stamps. They are so abstract, they can be so many things. Love what you did with the sentiment.

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  5. Gosh this is so beautiful! Love your flower card with the pretty colours, the letters and numbers are a nice touch as well. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  6. BEAUTIFUL card Shirley, very pretty and summery, lovely idea. Ruth x

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  7. WOW That really worked well Shirley gorgeous card and such a clever use of your ginko stamp!! :D x

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  8. What stunning work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  9. Stunning squidging and sloshing, Shirley! On a fence? Yikes no, put it in a frame and hang it on a wall ... that's what to do with works of art! Anita :)

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  10. Love the almost oriental feel of you card and totally in awe of making your own stamps ,wow!!!x

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  11. Love the almost oriental feel of you card and totally in awe of making your own stamps ,wow!!!x

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  12. I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous card Shirley - your stamping is amazing! It is certainly a work of art:) hugs xx

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  13. Oh my. Such a lovely card. Enjoyed going through your blog. A new follower.

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  14. Your creations are so unique and beautiful !

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  15. This and your card from last week are beyond stunning! The misty, yet bold look of the florals and the hint of type in the background is a wonderful look!

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