Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Flower Card for Sketch and Stash Challnge #52

Good morning. Here is what I consider to be a fairly dramatic card for this sketch challenge. The stash used are the large fabric flowers which I won in a sort of crafting lucky dip over a year ago and have never quite known what to do with them as they are so large - about 6" (15cm) in diameter. They have been used to enhance the size of the image on an 8" x 8" size card.

The base card is black to enhance the colour of the flowers and image. The pink layer started off as white card which was sprayed with various glimmer mists and whilst they were wet a layer of cling film was placed over the top and scrunched around to concentrate the mica into the creases to give a lovely effect which can just be seen in the photo. Another black mat completes the layering.

The gold ribbon was positioned with double sided tape before the large flowers were bonded in place with Pinflair glue.

The image of the poppies (Elusive Images) was stamped onto watercolour card, with Versamark ink and embossed with Gold WOW embossing powder. The iamge was coloured with Aquamarkers and the colours blended with a brush and extra water. Once dry, it was cut out with a circular Nestability and matted onto a gold (to match the embossing and the ribbon) mat which was also cut out in the same way.

Due to the depth of the flowers, the central image had to have 3 large foam pads stacked up to be able to stick it in place.

Challenge link: Sketch-n-Stash Challenge #52


  1. fabulous card,love what you have done with those large flowers and it's a great take on this weeks sketch:)

    Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


  2. Wow Shirl love the stamped image in the centre its gorgeous, a real fabulous colour choice to. with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  3. I had to ask the same question the first time I saw it, it stands for Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long, and you keep all your thread cut offs in it.

    Liking the new card design!

  4. beautiful card Shir the huge flowers look fab and I love how you've placed an image in the centre great idea thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash hugs Jill xx


Thank you for popping over and taking the time to leave a comment. I love to receive them. Hugs, Shirl xx