Saturday, 17 January 2015

Colourful flowers to chase away the January Blues


The sun is shining outside! It seems like it's been ages since I have seen the sun. Everything seems better when the sun is shining, right? I'm also enjoying a rare treat, I have the house all to myself tonight. Which means I will spend the whole evening in the craft room, woohoo! 

Today's card is created using Bloom With Hope, which is quickly becoming one of my favourite floral stamp sets. I have been planning a card like this for quite some time, and now I was inspired by several great challenges. I started by stamping the flowers onto scrap paper until I had a layout I liked. Then I started by stamping the big flower, and created a mask for it. I stamped the flowers around it, creating more masks to mask all the flowers as I went along. Quite a bit of fussy cutting, but I think the result was worth it. Then I coloured the flowers using Copics, which kept me entertained for quite a while. Last I added the ribbon and tag.

This card was inspired by the challenge picture over at The Card Concept. I was inspired by the colours, the flowers and the pink ribbon. I was also inspired by the floral theme over at The Friday Mashup and the theme "Spring Flowers" at Allsorts Challenge. I am also linking up with Daring Cardmakers where the theme is January Blues (The logic being I hope the flowers and bright colours will help the recipient shake their January blues). Last but not least I will also link up with Inspiration Emporium where the theme is Fresh Start, and the challenge is just to get going again and create anything. 



Card: Leonardo Stationery 300 gsm white card, Coloured 240 gsm kraft card Baby Pink, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Stamps: Stampin' Up Bloom With Hope, Chalk Talk
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Write Markers Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
Colouring: Copics
Other: Stampin' Up Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, pink ribbon from my stash

14 comments:

Tami Babcock said...

Wow - that's gorgeous!!

Kathy said...

This would definitely help to chase away those "January Blues" . Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers challenge this week.

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Your card is just beautiful! Love all the soft colors you've used and how you arranged the flowers! I have to admit that's a stamp set I'll keep around because I love the flowers in it and there's so much you can do with it. :) Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.
Sara

Miri said...

Beautiful! And a perfect card for anyone who's sick of cold and grey January days. Thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmakers challenge.

Angela said...

Your card is so fresh and pretty! Thank you for celebrating with us at The Card Concept!

brenda said...

An absolutely beautiful creation and you have paid such careful attention to all the pretty details.

It's lovely to see you at Allsorts challenge this week, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Tracey McNeely said...

A beautiful card for the challenge. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

Marika said...

Beautiful layout and creative colouring. Wonderful card!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful masking and beautiful flowers! Great job! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Jodi McKinney said...

Beautifully done! Bravo!

Kezzie said...

Hi! Thought I'd pay a visit to fellow Daring Cards linkers!!! I love this, looks so professional and beautifully done- I LOVE the stamp- wish I could be as accomplished with stamps- never quite got to grips with them!x

Kath said...

beautiful card...thank you for sharing your project over at Inspiration Journal...hugs kath xxx

Cynthia said...

What an amazing card. You did a great job with the coloring and details of your flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Dawn said...

So beautiful, would certainly cheer you up. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.