Sunday, 5 April 2020

The Flower Challenge #43

Hi everyone, how are you coping with your 'self-isolation'?? We are on Day 9 and haven't killed each other yet so that's good. I've been keeping myself busy with cleaning, laundry and a bit of gardening. I'm also in charge of walking the dog each night and its quite nice to get away from the property for a while and be on my own. I gotta say, not much card making has been happening, which is surprising as after I've picked up after my family and made meals etc, there isn't much time left for me. Might have to have a 'Me Day' tomorrow!!

Our theme this month is 'Spring/Autumn'. In New Zealand we are in Autumn and on the other side of the world everyone will be happily moving into Spring. You could go with Spring/Autumn colours, maybe a sentiment for that time of year or create a scene...its totally up to you!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Digi Stamps who are giving a $12 gift voucher (approx. 4 stamp images) to the winner. They were also very generous in giving some digital images to the Design Team that we get to use for this challenge.

For my card I chose the '4 Block Tulip Square'  image as tulips are one of my favourite Spring flowers:

Its really bugging me but please excuse the crookedness of my image. I don't have much left in the adhesive department (or white CS for that matter....) so I wasn't able to remove and re-stick it on a different card base. That bloody COVID-19!!!! 

After printing the image on some white CS, I coloured it with my Altenew Artist Markers, followed by some touch-ups and shading with my Faber Castell basic pencils. I also added some white highlights with a gel-pen, especially to all the black dots that are part of the image.  Once I was finished I cut it out and adhered to a piece of black CS, cut that to form a frame and then put on a piece of black foam on the card front.

The sentiment (from Funky Fossil Designs 'Plant a Garden') was stamped with Versamark ink on black CS and white heat embossed. I put it on some foam tape, along with some pearls from Studio Katia.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge where they have the most beautiful 'Spring Mood Board' which includes some tulips.

You have until Saturday 25th April to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and we will be back on the 15th with some more to inspire you. Don't forget to check out the challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer Trina P of Phamtastic Design have made to give you all sorts of ideas. Look forward to seeing your projects in the Gallery!

Take care and stay safe!!


  1. Whoa! This is gorgeous...your coloring is incredible.

  2. WOW!! your card is gorgeous Shona, love the bold colors, especially on that beautiful purple tulip.
    Awesome card.
    Sending hugs.

  3. Your coloring is beautiful and dreamy with the tough of blue! It's amazing to see what huge difference the white highlights make! Btw I need a Me-day too :)! Stay safe and healthy!

  4. Beautiful card and colouring. Love the white pen details.

  5. Great card and colouring too Shona, love all the depth you achieved too. Stay safe ;) hugs Viv xx

  6. WOW!! This is amazing!! I LOVE the colors you chose!!! Stunning detail!

  7. Amazing and beautiful - I love your bold colors and fun card!

  8. a truly wow card, so well done.
    xx Karen