Sunday, 5 February 2012

Aqua Flowers

You may (or not) remember me saying that I'd won a prize in the Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine's 'Cardmaker of the Year' competition...you can see my winning card on this post....well...my prize arrived yesterday:


Such a lot of lovely Penny Black stamps....I think I'm in heaven! lol
I couldn't resist having a little play, and got a little inky making a card for this week's Less is More challenge using a couple of my new stamps. I blended some 'Tumbled Glass' Distress Ink on some plain white card, then stamped the background stamp ('Circular Design') over it using the same ink. I stamped the flower ('Sundial') a couple of times in black ink, adding a little extra shading to the petals using the ink and a waterbrush, then cut them out and layered up some of the petals. To echo the line drawing style of the flower, I added a doodled border with a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp was a freebie with a Docrafts magazine.


Challenges for this card:

29 comments:

~ Ali ~ said...

Simply stunning creation Helen and congratulations.....did they know you are a huge PB fan lol....enjoy!

Ali x

Hlora said...

Oh, fantastic stamps!!! i wish I had the same pile of good rubber stamps)))) The aqua card is adorable - very nice colour! Love it!!!!!

Hanneke said...

Wow, congratulations again and that is a great prize! I love the card you made and the colors you used. Hugs, Hanneke

Suzilou said...

Oh wow congratulations to you what a fab prize and what a great card you have made using your new stash :)

Beryl K said...

Congratulations on your win. Beautiful card
Beryl x

Wishcraft said...

Huge congrats on your win Helen, the stamps look fab :o)

Gorgeous card, love the flower and your matching doodling. Lisa x

Carissa said...

Wow, that prize is awesome! Congratulations again on your win.
Love your card too. Great use of your new goodies.
Hugs, Carissa

Curlybear said...

Well done you, congratulations on your win and have fun using those gorgeous goodies,
hugs Bridget :0) x

Katina said...

Wow, fantastic news Helen!!Very well done! What a brilliant prize too. Gorgeous card you've made.
xx

Pam said...

Lovely lot of stamps. Thanks for joining us at the crazy challenge. Hugs Pam

Viv's Visuals said...

Congrats! And a lovely card made with your new stash!

kreativebastelideen said...

a very clean and simple crad, but so elegant! thanks for joining us this week at the crazy challenge

Mandi said...

Congrats on your win Helen, what FAB stamps
Your card id lovely love that oversized flower
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Aletheia said...

Congratulations on the price you won.
The card you made is very elegant and beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Challenge up you life.
xx
Sabine

jenny said...

Ooh what a fabulous lot of stamps you received Helen :) Have fun!!
I love your aqua card.....wonderful stamped bg and the flower is gorgeous x

Jenny xx

Margreet Havinga said...

What a LOL white this fabolous stamps. I loved you card it's very pretty.

Margreet

Samantha said...

GORGEOUS!! and Congrats Helen you so deserve the win!! Great news!! hugs me xx

Chrissie said...

Congratulations Helen, and what a great prize.
Your card is just lovely!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Helen:) Sandra H

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Helen....and have fun with your new stamps too...!

stay warm hun...and big hugs Vicky xx

Helen said...

what a great price to win; love the PB stamps too. Your card is gorgeous. Regards

Lori said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

M-J said...

What a great prize, well done you! And a stunning card, love the simplicity of the colours, it's really effective.

Jules said...

CAS & oh-so pretty!

Aileen said...

Fantastic prize, well done on your win. Love the card with the large flower. x

Manuela said...

Wow, I love your CAS card! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

Viv said...

Beautiful card Helen,& well done on winning too :) Viv xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Congratulations and a really stunner of a card x

Ruth said...

Beautiful card, and congrats on your win!