Sunday, 10 April 2016

Spring Flowers

It doesn't feel much like spring at the moment - its cloudy, rainy and pretty chilly too!  Never mind, it could be a lot worse!  My card is quite spring like though, spring coloured flowers to brighten things up!

The flowers are cut out with copier paper using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die.  The leaves are a different Sizzix die.  I watercoloured them with various colours of Distress Inks which had been watered down on a white tile as a pallet.  Then I stamped over them with various stamps to add texture.  As the flowers were rather flimsy, I gave then a spray with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to make them a little tougher so they now have a sheen to them.  I am not sure if I should have left them as they were but its too late now!  I used kraft card as my card base and the square of white card has been distressed around the edges with scissors and then Distress Ink.  The words 'Spring' (Clarity) and 'Flowers' (Sheena Douglass) were stamped on snippets of card in Vintage Sepia Versafine and edged with Distress Ink, cut out roughly and added to the card along with wooden beads to the flower centres and splatters of the watered down inks in the background.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey - Spring is in the air.
Pixies's Snippets Playground Week 224 - Use Snippets - mine are the sentiments.
Make My Monday - Watercolour - I watercoloured my flowers.

All of these blogs are awesome!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I love it when you do!  Thank you for your comments too!
Take good care of yourselves! Christine xxx


LesleyG said...

A lovely spring card to brighten our day......lets hope the sun shines too xxx

Redanne said...

You are so right about Spring Chris! But your beautiful flowers have made it feel like Spring today - I love the contrast with the Kraft card and also your beautiful 'splattered' background. Beautiful!

Thanks so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

Di said...

Gosh this is such a lovely card Chris! Those flowers are stunning against the splattered background. Love it!

Thanks for coming to play this week!


Di xx

SARN said...

Very nice floral card. Love the tattered floral dies xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pretty layered flowers! It doesn't feel very spring like here either. *shiver*shiver*

Barb said...

What a lovely card this is Chris. The flowers looks beautiful and I love the splattered background. Barbxx

Anita in France said...

Pretty, texture-y and deliciously dimensional, Chris ... what a fabulous breath of spring! Hugs, Anita :)

Jackie said...

Such a pretty card, Chris. I love the flowers and the dimension they give to the card.
It has actually been a nice day in London today and it does feel like Spring. Let's hope it lasts! Jx

lostinpaper said...

Loving those fabulous bright cheery flowers, we are heading into Winter now and I'm not so happy about that lol.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Chris,
I love how you have sued these Tattered lace dies.. great colour combinations too.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

S@ndy Diller said...

Lovely spring flowers with that vintage feel that we all love. Thanks for joining the fun here at A Vintage Journey.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What personalities your pretty flowers have with all the design details! It really is a breath of fresh air with the splatters and the vibrancy! Perfect for spring, Chris!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Neet said...

Such a pretty card and on a dull morning here it is just what the doctor ordered. Something nice and sunny Spring like to brighten my day.
Hope you are well.
Hugs, Neet xx

Mrs A. said...

Pretty spring card. I love the colours. Having rained cats and dogs all day Friday and yesterday dull and overcast today has been a lovely spring like day. I just wish the weather would make its mind up. hugs Mrs A.

Julia S-W said...

A really lovely Spring card with very pretty blooms. Loving that background too! Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Julia x