Thursday, 24 August 2017

Happy Hibiscus

It's ages since I've played along with a challenge just for fun, and today I'm playing along at The Curtain Call, where the challenge is Hibiscus.


A little while ago - well, it was back in May, actually - I shared this card, which had been inspired by Michele's card.

 

Today's card was inspired by another similar card by Michele that she had posted on Instagram here.  I made it around the same time, but I wasn't really happy with that version, it was a bit wishy-washy, so I put it to one side, and it's been languishing in there ever since.  Here's a photo of it before I revamped it.


I had the brainwave of inking up the stamp with a darker colour, spritzed and stamped to give it more of a focal point.  I also added some Pickled Raspberry centres.


12 comments:

  1. Hi Shirley... I love the result you got here ... So pretty! Love the font on your sentiment too ... Who makes that?

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    1. Hi Ros, I got it from Port Sunlight, it's from Stamps Away by Clevercut. Here's the link.
      http://www.clevercut.co.uk/ECatalogue.asp?Parent=&Show=SAGREET&ShowDesc=%3Cb%3EStamps%20Away%3C/b%3E%20-%20Greetings&Page=1

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  2. Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

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  3. To think I inspired any part of this gorgeousness, is beyond comprehension! LOve every version - you give me too much credit, Shirley - I only used a piece of patterned paper!!! YOU have allowed this to grow into the most gorgeous piece, with a true artist's eye!
    LOve the finished product! and thank you for bringing me 'into' your craft room, Shirley!
    xx

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  4. Airy, dreamy, gorgeous!
    Hugs~c

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  5. love the look mf...such wonderful, soft tones.
    May I ask, who makes the birthday stamp on the second stamp, love the font.
    xx Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! The stamp is from an English company, Stamps Away by Clevercut. I've put a link in an earlier reply to Jenny's comment.

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  6. LOVE your watercoloured flowers Shirley! Great idea to add a second stamping. Gorgeous colours! xx

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  7. Love how this evolved, Shirley ... the final result is such a scrumptious watercolour-y delight ... yum! Hugs, Anita :)

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  8. this is amazing! I love the gorgeous colors you used and the beautiful simple black sentiment is perfection. in love.

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