Hope you have all had a good week and are ready for the weekend with, hopefully, time for some crafting.
It would be fantastic if you could join us over at
for our latest challenge.
We are on our
week this week
and the theme is
It will be lovely to see what all your favourite flowers are. Hopefully we will have a wonderful bouquet of entries.
Once again I managed 3 cards for this challenge ...
... although that has only scratched the surface of my favourite flowers...
(I so wish I had had a freesia stamp or a sweet pea stamp).
Actually, it looks like some of my favourite flowers are ones we don't get in Portugal because it is too hot to grow them here.
Anyway, in no particular order here are the cards I made.
Yes, the happy, sunny, smiling daffodil that heralds the start of spring! I just love it when these chaps start to appear because it signals the start of better weather. Luckily, I do have some of these in my garden over here.
This one is my 'quickie' card for this week.
I'd like to pop this one in at The Paper Shelter Challenge blog - embossing of any kind
The Stamplorations sketched daffodil was heat embossed in detail white embossing powder and coloured in with spectrum noir pencils (012, 014, 016, 044, 045 & 046) and a white polychrome pencil.
The sentiment is from Unico Stamps from the All Occasions Sentiments 6 set. Again this was heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.
2) Stargazer Lilies
These are actually my all-time favourite flower for the beauty of their colouring. The scent can sometimes be over-powering but I personally like it. The pollen does stain everything it touches, so I have always cut the stamens off when I buy or receive these as cut flowers.
I'd like to pop this one in at Simon Says Stamp MONDAY challenge - Stamp It
I used a ClarityStamps tag stencil and repeat stamped the Pixie Cottage lily stamp in Memento black ink through the stencil opening.
This one was coloured with Promarkers in baby pink, cerise, maroon, lime green, apple, honeycomb, firewood, amethyst and pastel blue.
The stencil was removed and a drop shadow was added with ice grey 3 & 4 promarkers.
The sentiment is from ClarityStamps and it was inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.
A wink of stella was added to the darker parts of the flower petals.
Here is one plant I have not seen in Portugal, but I used to have them every year in window boxes and hanging baskets in the UK. I adore the variety of colour that you can get in these flowers.
I'd like to pop this one in at Simon Says Stamp WEDNESDAY challenge - Stamp
and Unicorn Challenge Blog - Happy Birthday
Again, I got my Spectrum Noir pencils out to colour this one in (027, 029, 033, 065, 066 & 068) along with the white polychromo pencil. I added a drop shadow to the edge of the panel using a ruler and the darkest blue pencil.
As our sponsor for September is Happy Little Stampers, I used their Bold Birthday Sentiments set for the sentiment. This was heat embossed in detail white embossing powder.
Well, that's it from me this week. Please take a look at what the rest of the LIM DT have created for this challenge (as usual their cards are totally awesome).
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