Sunday, 22 April 2018

Flowers for Mum

We have had the most glorious week with incredibly warm temperatures for April. It's supposed to get back to normal next week, so thank you Mother Nature for the summer, it was fun while it lasted. In addition to enjoying the sun in the garden, and harvesting the first asparagus of the season (yeeeesssh!!!), I also took some creative time today. I was inspired by the In the Garden theme over at  Make My Monday as well as the Spring theme over at Time Out.

I stamped the gorgeous Blossom Sprays #1 in Antique Linen Distress Ink onto watercolour card and watercoloured with Gansai Tambi watercolours, pulling the colours outside the image to create a colourful aura for the flowers. I then die cut the sentiment using the Amazing word die. I die cut the sentiment also in black card, and layered the black die cut under the die cut from the flower panel to create a bit of dimension. I used a Lawn Fawn alphabet set to create the rest of the sentiment, and a Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle die to die cut the front panel.

Card: 300 gsm watercolour card, 250 gsm white card, scrap of black card
Ink and colouring: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen, Gansai Tambi watercolours, Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: STAMPlorations Blossom Sprays #1, Lawn Fawn Claire's ABCs
Other: STAMPlorations Amazing Word die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles die 


Joyce said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers and colors, and I really like your inlaid die cut sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Basslady said...

a wonderful card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Anita in France said...

Lovely watercolouring, Karola ... the soft halo of shading around the gorgeous image is delicious ... and I love the camouflaged sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Priya said...

Lovely card.
So beautiful colors.
Thank you for joining us this time at MMM .