Saturday, May 13, 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.

  7. This is so pretty! Great sloshing! Thanks for playing along with THD!

  8. This is so very very pretty. I also need to use those solid shapes in that stamp set, this card might be just what makes me do it! Thanks for joining us at Where Creativity Meets C9.

  9. So, so pretty! Love the color combination. Thanks so much for joining us over at Where Creativity Meets C9!

  10. Oh my, this is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

  11. These painted watercolors flowers re just gorgeous! Beautiful birthday card!
    Take care!