Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Purple & Green...but Not Halloween!

I have an inky kind of card to share today...using one of my favourite flowery stamps 'Agapanthus Clusters' by Stampendous. I inked it up using Distress Inks (Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet & Forest Moss), then stamped it on to dampened card a couple of times. Once the card had dried, I went back and stamped over the top to give a crisper image. I inked around the edges using 'Old Paper' Distress Ink, then distressed the edges slightly. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Fabulous Birthday' set by Hero Arts, and the adhesive pearls are from Hobbycraft.

Challenges for this card:


Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love this soft watercolor, absolutely beautiful Helen!

Donna said...

Lovely card Helen! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Go Paperless" challenge this week!

Kath said...

Fabulous card - I love your watercoloured flowers.
Kath x

Anita in France said...

Wow, so stunning, Helen ... the soft lines of that wonderful dreamy stamping are gorgeoeus! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday! Anita - Surprise Party Guest :)

Barbara GR said...

Soooo gorgeous card! I love your flowers!!!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

Hugs, Barbara GR

~ginny said...

Beautiful card Helen! Love the watercolor look to the flowers and the distressed edges and pearls help give it a vintage look! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our Birthday Sentiment challenge!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
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Darnell J Knauss said...

Wind-swept gorgeousness, Helen! I adore this!! Hugs, Darnell

Jodene said...

This is so soft, subtle and gorgeous. I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

Annette said...

WOW, A lovely CAS layout and gorgeous purple and green combo. It's so elegant. And I love the font on the sentiment.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Lili of the Valley,
Without Words Challenge
In The Pink Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, such a beautiful card!! Love the flowers. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

Jennifer Greco said...

Gorgeous! I love the watercolor look. I have this stamp and you've inspired me to dig it out, it hasn't seen light in a long time I'm sad to say. Wonderful job with the colors/non Halloween as well. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments!
Jennifer, DT