Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Floral Birthday


I've been trying to resist buying woodblock stamps, but I love the brushstrokes stamps by Penny Black, so I had to make an exception when this one was on sale.

I coloured it with Distress Markers, spritzed and stamped the main image, then just coloured the small flower, stamped it off, then spritzed and stamped it in the opposite corner.  Added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and doodled a border to bring it all together.

I'm entering this into:

The Paper Players - CAS Floral

CAS(E) This Sketch
Fusion

and Simon Says Wednesday - Spring Pinterest Inspiration
(the colour scheme from the easter baskets on the right, and the flower on the hat, top left).

19 comments:

  1. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

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  2. Lovely flowers for spring, Shirley! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

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  3. Hi Shirley, Thanks for your visit & sweet comment - popped over to see your blog, and how amazing are these PB florals. Wonderful coloring, and I nearly succumbed to this image on Ellen Hutson's last night, with the sale. I opted for the new clear florals that Jill Foster demo'd, (plus they're easier to store!). You've used this image to make a fabulous card. I'll be joining as your newest follower, and hope you'll come back & visit me again when you have time. TFS

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  4. Oops, didn't see my picture, so didn't realize I was already a follower until I tried to join again! LOL

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  5. Beautiful card! Love the blending of colors.

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  6. Beautiful card! Love the blending of colors.

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  7. Very pretty, Shirley! I love these stamps, even if they are wood mount.

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  8. So pretty! Love this PB stamp and the way you colored it!

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  9. Here's the thing that sets you apart. Your rendition of the PB stamp is perfect and flawless and would be just that if you hadn't added the doodled frame. But, oh my gosh, the doodled frame makes your perfect rendition even MORE BETTER! I aspire, once again, I aspire! Thank you, teacher!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. BE STILL MY RAPIDLY BEATING HEART! Shirley girl, this tops 'the list' (of favorite Shirley cards). Stunning, breathtakingly beautiful, a one layer masterpiece....I'm pretty much at a loss for words! The doodled border....sigh!

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  11. Shirley... WOW!
    The sketch inspired you in such a beautiful way!!!
    Thanks for playing along!

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  12. This simply stunning Shirley, love this loose w/c effect and it is a fab stamp. :)

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  13. Geesh - that small bloom on the left is colored/spritzed to perfection. Could look at it for hours... but I must check out what I've been missing.

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  14. Soooooo amazingly lovely. I can see why you fell in love with these brushstroke stamps! Gorgeous!

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  15. *sigh* This is gorgeous, Shirley! I'm so glad you bought this stamp, as what you've created with it is stunning. Soft and lovely. Love the frame too. Just beautiful. Bev

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  16. just beautiful Shirley! love the border you drew and the wonderful stamping!

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  17. Yep, it is a beautiful stamp, Shirley ... but it's what you've done with it that makes it so special! Such a gorgeous card ... love the doodled border! Anita :)

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  18. Well it's a darn good thing you made an exception with this stamp ... your card is just gorgeous!! Way to play up the style of the flower with the watercolor technique. Wonderful card, Shirley. So glad you joined the Fusion Challenge!

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