Sunday 4 August 2019

Favourite Flower- The Flower Challenge

Hello and welcome to a new month an a new challenge at 

This month, we are stamping with our Favourite Flowers.
We are also welcoming our talented Guest Designer 
Therese Calvird from Lost in Paper.

We have another PRIZE to give away to our lucky winner again this month. The lovely Michelle from Clearly Besotted is sponsoring us and giving away an e-gift card worth £20.
Michelle has some gorgeous stamps/die/stencils, do check out her website/blog if you haven't already.

Well, I have to admit, I love so many flowers and I do enjoy gardening so it was hard for me to narrow down which one I was going to use on my card!!
I remembered some of the first stamps I got when I started to get into stamping so I pulled them out.
I have always loved hollyhocks but sadly can't grow them in my garden.  I tried a few times but was unsuccessful as we have so much clay soil here where I live.  They really struggle and don't do well in my soil.
Anyways......I haven't done a collage style card in awhile so decided that today was the day.
I placed an acrylic mask from A Colorful Life Designs onto my white cardstock and placed it into my Misti.  I pulled out a variety of stamps and my Distress inks and stamped away, creating the collage background.
I sponged the edges then stamped the hollyhocks and the sentiment.
I removed the mask and scored a line around the clean white edges to help define the inked area using my ScorPal.
I simple mounted the piece on a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
What is your favourite flower?  Come join us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- TAKE IT MAKE IT
Just Us Girls- SUMMER

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Hollyhocks (ISC no longer in business); Texture Mini (Carabelle); 
Measuring Tape (Darkroom Door); Grafitti (Kaisercraft); Flourish (TT); 
Distress Clock (TH); Springy Border (HA); Sentiment (High Hopes)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Inks- Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); ScorBug; ScorPal; 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Tombow Mono clear glue


Loll said...

I am always wow'd with your collage cards, Karen. I love how you pick the perfect combination and colours to create uniquely amazing designs. LOVE the silhouette hollyhock and sentiment in black to stand out against the background. xx

Pat said...

Another wonderful mix of stamps and stencilling Karen and love the yellow and orange tones which look great as a background to the silhouette hollyhocks and sentiment in black. x

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful collage of stamping Karen and love the soft yellows and oranges. Great inspiration.

Greta said...

I never do collage stamping, but love seeing it! This is really beautiful with the silhouette flowers!

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving your collage background Karen, and the silhouette hollyhocks are stunning against it.

Annie said...

You make such cool backgrounds Karen. I love the mix of colors. I too love Hollyhocks. They grow wild along the roadside around here. The black silhouette and sentiment really stand out from the background. The variety of yellows/oranges looks awesome.

Mac Mable said...

You always make such wonderful collage cards and always pick the most wonderful colour combinations and stamps and today is no different x Love the pop of black from the silhouette hollyhocks too x.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous hollyhock collage style card, Karen. TFS your detailed description of your finished card too. I love your color choices for your collage and your black stamped silhouette hollyhocks. All so beautiful. Hugs..Nancy

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love that background with all of the elements stamped on it, it simply glows. And those silhouette flowers are gorgeous against it. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

Viv said...

Wow that pretty collage background is just amazing Karen.The flowers in silhouette really stand out well too, another fabulous card here mf ;)hugs Viv xx

lostinpaper said...

What a fabulous card Karen, the silhouette of the flowers among the bright patterned background is such a clever and fun design!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Karen and I love the background you created and the colors. So pretty, great job!

Bobby said...

You do collage cards so well, Karen. You just have the knack for picking just the right stamps and stencils.

Linda said...

Amazing collage design .... great colours too. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx