Monday 6 January 2020

The Flower Challenge no. 40

Hi everyone and so sorry for this card being so late. I got myself in a muddle with challenge theme's and made the completely wrong card. Such an idiot but I sorted myself out and got another card done.

Its our first challenge for 2020 at The Flower Challenge and this month we are all about 'Shaped Cards'. I'm the absolute worst for creating rectangular cards constantly. I never think about changing the shape and see so many different sized cards out there that are a breath of fresh air. So this is a real challenge for me but I'm up for it!!

I'm super excited this month because we are Sponsored by Alex Syberia of AlexSyberiaDesign. She is an amazing card maker who has taken her incredible drawing skills and used them to create some gorgeous digital images. I fell in love with them last year when she did her first release and they were the first digital images I had ever used. Alex has been very generous and given our team some images to use for this challenge. AND she is giving the winner of this challenge two of her digital images as a prize. Isn't she fabulous??!!!!

Because I was so late with my card I had to colour my image very quickly but after not having coloured for so long, I fell in love with these flowers and will definitely be using them again so I can give them the attention they deserve:

With this card being so rushed I didn't get too crazy with the 'Shaped Card' theme so will be trying something different with my reminder card.

I started off by printing this 'Winter Flowers' image on some white CS. I haven't used my pencils to colour for months so decided to take them for a spin while watching the original 'Jumanji' with Phoebe. Once I had finished I fussy cut around it, leaving space for the blue shading around the outside.

I wanted to make sure I used the whole image, so after measuring its size I cut a white CS card base. I then cut the same size from black CS and used a Pretty Pink Posh 'Curved stitched' die to round off the bottom of the black panel. This was adhered to the card base and I cut around the curve with scissors. I used a mix of foam tape and white foam to give the flowers some dimension. The sentiment (from MFT Stamps 'Kind Words') was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink on a strip of white CS, backed with black CS and put on foam tape, along with some pearls from Studio Katia.

As this was a new image and the MFT stamp set was new as well, I'm linking this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Something New'.

You have until Saturday 25th January to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and if your needing any help with ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our fabulous Guest Designer Alex Syberia have created for you. I'll be back on the 15th with another shaped card design.

Take care



  1. Amazing coloring. This is so beautiful who cares about the shape. Your coloring is truly fabulous.

  2. Beautiful colouring Shona, and it is so dramatic against the black, the result is a stunning card

  3. You've colored the flowers beautifully, Shona! It's hard to believe that you did it in a rush!
    Wishing you all the best for 2020!

  4. Such a beautiful card here Shona, your colouring is amazing on those flowers too ;) hugs Viv xx