Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Flowers and Stripes

I'm playing along at Time Out where it's a Home Sweet Home theme, and this is the inspiration photo:

I got two panels of card and on one panel I swooshed Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon and Pickled Raspberry Distress Inks.  On the other panel I stamped the leaves and some flowers in Memento Inks, and the large flowers with Versafine Onyx Black, and painted them with diluted Distress Inks.  For the life of me, I can't bring myself to colour-fill neatly when I'm painting with Distress Inks or watercolours - I just have to slosh!

I sliced the panels up, arranged them how I wanted them then held them together with washi tape while I put them through the Xyron machine (anybody else still got one?), then adhered them to my card base.  Added a green sentiment panel and a fussy cut flower to finish.

I'm over at STAMPlorations tonight with a tutorial on this card:

Pop on over and take a look!


  1. very funky design Shirley, the washi tape is a cool idea. Thanks for joining TO

  2. Wow, Shirley ... what a gorgeous riot of vibrant colour ... those yummy sketchy flowers are just fabulous ... perfectly sloshed! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  3. Wonderful take on a super cool photo.

  4. Love the results of your inspiration...especially the stripes and the pop of green in the sentiment banner!

    ... I'm guessing that the wall paper in this bedroom would render instant alertness every morning! Hmmm...perhaps I need this at work!

  5. Such a fun, creative take on the inspiration!

  6. Beautiful flowers and I love the way you used the stripes on your card! Thank you for linking up at TIME OUT!

  7. Floral-and-stripes sloshy stupendous,'ve translated the inspiration photo into a most marvelous card!