Monday, 29 September 2014

Flower Stem Silhouette

The main image on this card is the Clarity Flower Stem which is one of the New Designs Club stamps and I adore it!   Its such a striking image and a gorgeous shape. The edging is done with another New Designs Club stamp - Round Tree.


I stamped the main image with black Archival and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The edging is stamped with Archival but not embossed.  The backgrounds are made up of Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks which have been swiped on my craft sheet then the card dragged through, dried then dabbed in again, the colours are watered down a lot to give a soft look.  I added a bit of stencilling then used the same DIs round the edges.  A black mat and a black base card and it was done!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Clarity Stamp Challenge - Nature
Scrapology - Anything Goes

Its definitely worth you having a peek at these fab challenge blogs, there is such fabulous stuff to see!

Thank you so much for your visit - its so cool that you popped by!  Take care, Christine xxx

16 comments:

Redanne said...

Your card is so, so beautiful Chris, I love the drama of the black and the softness of your background - this is a clever and very beautiful card. Hugs, Anne xx

Anita in France said...

How dramatic, Chris ... the bold black silhouette against the lovely soft watercolour is so striking ... just gorgeous! Anita :)

chrissies said...

Beautiful stamping on this fab card Chris

Love Chrissie x

May said...

Gorgeous card Chris, I adore the inky background it stands out with the fabulous Black... Beautiful image too...Hugs May x x

Naomi said...

Chris, this is simply lovely. Thanks for entering the Clarity Stamp Challenge, good luck.

Amanda Branston said...

Great card Chris, the colours really lift the stamp off the page!
Thank you for entering the Claritystamp Challenge and good luck!

Amanda Branston said...

Lovely card... the coloured background really lifts the stamped image off the card!

Thank you for entering the Claritystamp Challenge and good luck!

Jacee said...

Lovely card Chris,
Hugs Jacee
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Neet said...

That's a lovely card Chris. The black is so striking against those pastels.
Hugs, Neet x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Chris, what a fabulous card! Love the edging stamp and of course the main image! Wonderful design. Hope you are well, Susan x

okienurse said...

Beaut of a card Chris. Couple of my favorite colors! I managed to get a post in to WOYWW this week and hope to be able to continue to play now that fall is here and the garden and yard work is winding down. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier! Vickie #21

Kristin said...

Oooh, all of your cards are so pretty! I just took a peek at your recent ones and they're so beautiful and elegant.
Thank you for sharing and thank you for your sweet comment about the cover! xo

SARN said...

A very charming and delightful card Chris. Thanks for sharing how you created the background.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jackie said...

Stunning, Chris! I love the contrast of the black frames and flower against the soft backgrounds. Jx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Chris! love all the colours you have used sorry I'm late I'm a bit behind with my commenting...huggles Sue xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is such a striking card! I really like it, quite the stunner. I love that the leaves around the border are taken from a tree stamp. That's some thinking outside the box for sure!