Monday 16 January 2017

Reminder: The Flower Challenge # 4

Hi there everyone!! I'm popping in to remind you about our current challenge running at The Flower Challenge!

We have a 'Blue and Yellow' theme for you this month and already have some stunning entries.

For my card I decided to do a spot of pencil colouring, as my pencils hadn't received any love for a while:

I ended up by doing LOTS of pencil colouring to create this floral frame, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!

I started off by die-cutting a circle from a yellow paint chip and popping this up on foam tape on the card front. The flower was stamped 6x on white CS and coloured using my faithful Faber Castell pencils. I then spent quite a while fussy cutting them all out and going around the edges with a black pen. The flowers were then adhered on top of the circle.

For the sentiment I die-cut the 'celebrate' once from gold CS and twice more from white CS, glued them all together for dimension and then to the card, along with some gold sequins for shine.

The 'celebrate' die is from Waffle Flower, along with the lotus flower from the 'Lotus' stamp set. I used a circle die from Couture Creations and the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

You have until January 25th to link your project to The Flower Challenge and if your struggling with ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. Really look forward to seeing your creations in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Gorgeous and very creative use of this flower!

  2. From your description, and just by looking at this beautiful card, I can tell how much work really went into it. You've managed to make it intricate, yet keep it CAS at the same time. This is impressive. Gorgeous colors and coloring, and gold is the perfect color for your sentiment. I will definitely try to ship the rain that's coming tomorrow right down to you. Rain in January here is not a good thing! Have a great week. Bev

  3. That is a lot of colouring and fussy-cutting, Shona, but so worth the effort! Gorgeous card!

  4. so pretty! I love the blue and pops of yellow on here!

  5. WOW, must have taken quite some time to do, but it was worth all the effort, Shona!!!!! Your flower looks amazing!!!!! A beautiful card!!!!
    Have a great week!!!!

  6. Looks as though you've mastered pencil coloring amongst all your other talents. Love that blue...and, of course, the yellow is the perfect background.

  7. Such a beautiful card your use of colored pencils, so in awe of your amazing talent.

  8. Another great card Shona, love that pretty flower and colouring too 😀 hugs Viv xx

  9. Oh my goodness Shona, this is very impressive fussy cutting!! Love how you colored your petals so softly with the pencils, I love the effect you get with them, the strokes add texture to your images and this petals look beautifully natural.
    And what a fabulous idea to cut the yellow circle for the center of your flower, that looks amazing.

  10. Shona, I love this card so much, The flower you have used is just stunning.Im not going to look at the brand cause I must not shop, I must not shop. But you have sure coloured it to perfection.

  11. Lotus flower has long been regarded as a symbol of exquisiteness and purity. Lotus is found in muddy waters, ponds and swamps, but it looks spotless clean and pure despite its murky background. Lotus flower