Saturday, 13 May 2017

Inspired by Michele

It all started when I saw this card by Michele...

credit: Michele Ferguson
... and another one she'd posted on Instagram (but more about that in another post).  And I said it had inspired me to get the Distress Inks out and start sloshing.  So that's what I did, and this the result.

I'd been wondering how best to use the solid floral shaped stamps in the Concord & 9th Hello Lovely, and as soon as I saw Michele's card, I knew!

I inked the stamps with Distress Inks, spritzed and stamped onto mixed media paper which I'd taped down.  The large leaf/petal works well for building up a camellia/rose-type flower (the pink one on the right) as well as for splodgy leaves.  To finish the panel I added some colour with a paintbrush up to the taped edges, then once it was dry, mounted it onto my card base.

I'm adding this to Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th - Forals

and The Heart Desires Challenge 12.  Ooh, look - a nice big pink rose!

I may be back with a couple more over the next few days...


  1. You have done wonders with your sloshing around, Shirley! I am amazed by your gorgeous stamping ... it truly does look very much like the design of that gorgeous Altenew paper I used for my card! I've sent you a little something at IG ... not near the sloshing, but still OH SO fun to be invited to play cards with you!!! xx

  2. Gorgeous! Love your sloshing :)
    Thanks for joining us for The Heart Desires Challenge #12!

  3. Wow! Another stunner Shirley! Gorgeous colors and a really cool look!

  4. You always do such gorgeous sloshing, Shirley ... what a beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Oh my word this is amazing. Thank you for joining us at The Heart Desires Challenge

  6. This is stunning. Those bright flowers are just beautiful. Think that I need to get some stamps out and play for a little while.