Saturday 16 September 2017

Reminder: The Flower Challenge - September

Hi everybody!! I'm so very glad its the weekend. Its been an extremely busy week with gardening, Spring is causing everything to grow at double-time!! I love this time of year though and I'm anxiously waiting to see if I get more than one peony flower from my garden this year!!

We are half-way through our challenge at The Flower Challenge and already the Gallery is full with some spectacular projects. 

For my 'reminder' card I decided to try a different line across the tic-tac-toe. This time I tried 'Embossing, Watercolour and Blue', although I got a bit 'off topic' with my blue colouring....:

I really wanted to use this large floral image from Studio Katia 'You're So Ranunculus' but in a different way. So....I started off by cutting a panel of watercolour CS and stamping/heat embossing each corner of the image with white powder. I watercoloured the images using my Gansai Tambi 'Pearl Colors' with the Pink Pearl and Pearl May Green. I so wish you could see the shimmer of this paint in real life, its just gorgeous!!

Once the paint was dry I fussy cut out each corner. To incorporate the 'blue' part of my combo, I cut a panel of blue CS and adhered it to the card front. I then added lots of foam tape to the back of the corners and put them in place. I didn't want to cover up the flowers with a big sentiment, so I heat embossed the sentiment in silver (from the same Studio Katia set) on a strip of white CS and put it on foam tape, along with some pink, green and clear sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I have three challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Work It Wednesday (August/September) - Stamp It

Stamplorations - Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge 

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge  (Clean and Simple)

You have until Monday 25th September to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and for lots of inspiration and ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you.

Take care


  1. So pretty Shona, love those pastel coloured flowers with the pale blue background.It's Autumn here now...jealous you have Spring there ;) hugs Viv xx

  2. Aw...beautiful play of stamped images and dimensions, Shona! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Clean and Simple” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  3. Did it again, woman! Picked the right row & executed an AMAZINGLY pretty card. Do you get sick of being brilliant?

  4. such a gorgeous image and I like the way you used it in a different and unique way...very elegant.
    xx Karen

  5. Love how those pink blossoms look with the soft blue background, the embossing makes them look so elegant.