Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Oldie but a Goodie - Feeling Floral

It's my turn to choose the theme of the new Oldie but a Goodie Challenge, and I have gone for:

'Feeling Floral'

The prize for this challenge is some yummy hand-made flowers:


I've used a rather neglected floral stamp on my card...'Irises' by Penny Black...which I stamped using the watercolour technique with a couple of Distress Inks (Dusty Concord & Forest Moss). I stamped my Hero Arts 'Music Background' stamp over the top in 'Old Paper'...removing some of the ink before stamping for a distressed effect, then blended some more 'Old Paper' ink around the edges. I added a sentiment (from the 'Wonderful' set by Penny Black, then distressed the edges a little with my distressing tool. The adhesive pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge.

19 comments:

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the colours you have used.
Kath x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Helen - love the watercolour technique - so soft and pretty.
Debs xx

Janice said...

It's a beauty - and I would know! Thanks Helen for the lovely card and Birthday wishes. What a lovely stamp. Jx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Helen! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Drunken Stampers for the Sound of Music challenge!

Claire said...

Such a pretty card and I love the watercolour look you have here. Hugs, Claire x

Chris D. said...

Wow Helen! Your card is gorgeous! Love the softness of it and the water color effect on the iris image is so cool! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers for the Sound of Music challenge!

Samantha said...

Gorgeous Helen! hugs me x

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely, lovely lavender!

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Helen your image is lovely and the colouring is stunning x

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning inky effects Helen, it looks beautiful. Thanks for a fab challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

iReneM said...

Oooh, this is such a beautiful card, Helen - love the watercolour look.
Thank you for playing along with us for Crafty Ann's final challenge.
x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is wonderful Helen, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Pamela said...

I just love that music background! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Christina said...

Your watercolor stamping is just gorgeous, Helen! I just love the distressed effect of the music background and the sanded edges, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Alice Wertz said...

love the layered stamping. beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week! =)

Barb M said...

Beautiful! I love the layered stamping and that gorgeous purple bloom. Thanks for joining the Drunken Stampers Sound of Music challenge!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in our final Crafty Ann's Challenge. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Stamping in Pink said...

Hi Helen, just wanted to say thank you for the lovely comments you left on my OBAG challenge entries - thank you very much!
I love this card, beautiful and gently distressed - gorgeous! hugs Karen P

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a knockout! Beautiful stamping and combination of elements. Love your clean, crisp design.