Friday 15 May 2020

Words to Live By- The Flower Challenge

This month we are creating Monochrome flower cards at 

This month we would like to see a 'Monochrome' look on your cards.This means either 'black and white' or varying tones of one colour. We are allowing a white card base & touches of white also, so you could have a white card base with say shades of purple stamped flowers or dies on as an example.

This month we welcome 

Guest Designer this month is  Nonni from  Nonnishandmadecards

So onto my card details.
I began by creating a background using my Gelli Plate and the Tribal Blanket stencil.  I rolled some dark blue paint onto my plate with a brayer, laid the stencil over that and pulled the print.
I set that aside to dry completely.
Next, I die cut the hollyhocks using a die from Impression Obsession.  I left the flowers in white so it would pop against the dark colour of my background.  I stamped the sentiment using my Misti, cut it into a flag shape and pop dotted it to the side of my card front.
I mounted the finished panel onto a piece of dark blue cardstock, then onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by to take a look.

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Adding my card to these challenges:
Simply Create Too- USE FLOWERS
Creative Artiste- MIXED MEDIA
CAS on Fridays- USE A DIE

Stamps- The Best (SU)
Inks- Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Gelli Plate; Tribal Blanket (A Colorful Life Designs); brayer;
acrylic paint (Dollar Store); Hollyhock die (Impression Obsession)


I Card Everyone said...

Karen I shop for that Hollyhock each time you use it … one of these days, I'll be able to actually BUY it!!
Just love the dark as night navy here! xx

Bonnie said...

Love this gelli print, Karen! The bright blue and white are so crisp and a wonderful contrast!

Pat said...

That is a really pretty gelli print Karen and I love the white hollyhocks over the top...beautiful. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another gorgeous card design and I love the colors.

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my Karen this is absolutely gorgeous, fabulous design, the background is amazing and I lovely the floral dies, Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulously designed creation, most gorgeous colours too.x

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful geli print background Karen, I love that stencil :)

Susan said...

Wonderful background for the hollyhocks - I love them and must get them out and use them!

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving that stunning background Karen, and the hollyhocks look great over it
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

The gelli plate print looks amazing Karen and so 3D. I actually thought you had ran it through with an embossing folder. Fabulous monochromatic card and a great sentiment too x.

Lori m said...

Absolutely stunning,the added hollyhocks, perfect addition to a beautiful card, hugs, Lori m

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE the stencilled background with the simple hollyhock die in front, a fabulous card Karen. I have that die and will try something!! like your card. I HAVE to.
Keep safe and well
Faith x

Nora Noll said...

This is amazing!! I LOVE that tribal blanket stencil. It is something I would have never thought of buying but you make it look so lovely. I like the addition of the Holly Hocks and the sentiment on the arrow like that. Your framing of your stenciled panel with the blue really draws the eye in. GORGEOUS design!!

TaeEun said...

Your Gelli Plate background is always so gorgeous, Karen! The hollyhocks fit perfectly on it!

Nonni said...

This looks so artsy and pretty, I love all the layers! xx

Andree said...

A fabulous card. Great background and details.
Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Ellen said...

Great die you used. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday.

Stampin with Liz Design said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love your background! Thanks for playing along at CAS on Friday Challenges! Crafty hugs Linda

Bobby said...

What a fabulous graphic background on your card, Karen. Love the simplicity of the hollyhocks against it.

Viv said...

Sorry I am so late commenting Karen,this card is fabulous! I love the flowers, keep trying to find them for sale but no luck as yet grrr!great bg too again also ;) hugs Viv xx