Monday, 2 July 2012

In Bloom

When I saw the theme for Allsorts this week I was quite pleased, as I had this card nearly finished. After my trip to Doncaster, where I bought this beautiful Hydrangea stamp from Inkylicious, I have been itching to have a go at a background dusted on linen look card stock with my ink dusters. I got out the Spring distress inks (LOVE these colours!) and made the background, adding a little detail with the text stamp and some sequin waste. I stamped the Hydrangea in black and added a line of white gel pen around the edge. I saw one of Deby's cards where she had done this and loved how it made the image pop. I added an embossed panel, some ribbon, some flowers and leaves cut with a Marianne Designs die, and a few spots of diamond Stickles. All stamps are from Inkylicious. I'd also like to enter this into the challenge at Penny Black and More where the theme is Summer blooms. Thanks for looking!

19 comments:

snailzpace said...

beautiful! i love the colours, flowers and die cut leaves and the oh so pretty image really pops with the white outline. thank you so much for joining us at penny black and more this month for our summer blooms theme.
linda

brenda said...

Totally lovely Sal.

Those two colours do compliment each other perfectly don't they, then H2365 creates a perfect background for that hydrangea stamp. And yes, the white gel pen really does add to the interest of the card.

Thanks so much for sharing you lovely work and joining our 'Summer Blooms' theme at Penny Black and More.

B x

brenda said...

Looks like it's gonna be one of those days Sal, totally forgot to also say thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh yes that white gel pen really does make it pop... and gorgeous colours
Lisa x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous colouring Sally, and the white gel pen really does make the image "pop". The flowers and the background embossing are totally lush!
Sylvia x

Victoria said...

Wow, the difference the white gel pen makes is incredible. It really does pop! These colours are so dreamy... perfect for a midsummer's night eve (minus the rain please!)

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the way the yellow on those rolled flowers picks out the Lemonade you used for the background. The ink dusters have really come out beautifully on the linen cardstock & your sequin waster 7 script really add interest. As for the gel pen technique - brilliant, i've often used it to tidy up a stamped image on white card but never thought of this.
Paula (PEP)

Mrs A. said...

I love the background on this card and how the stamped flower seems to come forward into the embellished flowers. Very crafty effect. Your trip to the National Park in September sounds like fun. Isn't it strange that every day things (like Tesco, jam & cream scones,brass band) should turn out to be such a treat for our foreign visitors. See you later in the playground. Might be able to rustle up a few scones to bring too.
Hugs Mrs A.

Linby said...

Beautiful effect you achieved Sally, I must try that white gel pen technique as it certainly does make the image pop. Just love the colours you used.
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts this month too.
Lynn x

baileyrosy.com said...

Sally this is beautiful, the stamp the colours your design , just breathtaking, I love it.

Marie

Sue said...

This is beautiful Sally, such gorgeous colours that go perfectly with your stamps x

Katina said...

Absolutely beautiful Sally! Love the colours you've used and the white pen really makes the image pop - must try that!
xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh I love this Sally - the deep bluey greens are wonderful with the touches of purple. Vicky x

Jodie said...

WOW Sally! This card is beautiful:)Thanks for following me as well!:-)
From
Jodie:)

Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I do love those colours. Must try the white gel pen idea, it's very effective. x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! love the colors and all the details. That white gel pen idea is fantastic, thanks for sharing. will definitely try that one :)

Kay Carley said...

I love these colours too Sally. Just fab!! xxx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card - love all the details and the flower stamp is beautiful - love the gel pen idea. Thank you for joining the Summer Blooms challenges over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Tracy said...

Beautiful colours and inking. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x