Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Flowers in blue

It's a beautiful day here in SW Ontario, no humidity, nice breeze and sunny, a perfect summer day!  I've been spending my day outside, but thought I should come in for a moment or two and post a card.
I did this card a few weeks back. The stamp I used is a new release from Hero Arts called Flowers on a Stem.

For my card, I coloured directly on the stamp using distress markers, spritzed and then stamped on 110lb white c/s.  I then cut out the flowers using spellbinders majestic labels twenty-five.  I had laying on my table a white piece of cardstock cut from spellbinder tile works.  The wheels got turning and from there the card came together.  The ribbon is really not that bright of blue in real life. It's funny how a camera can pick up colours and show them differently than what they really are.

Stamp: Hero Arts - flowers on a stem
Ink: black versafine, distress markers - broken china, faded jeans, stormy sky, forest moss
paper: 110 lb white cougar, blue bazzill
dies: spellbinders - majestic labels twenty-five, tile works, cuttlebug tag die
misc: seam binding ribbon, silver twine, pearls

Thanks for the visit today, I'm off to enjoy this beautiful day we are having.  I think a bike ride is in store for early evening.
Till next time....


Tracy said...

Your die cut genius is showing. This is gorgeous. Beautiful stamping too. Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Your flowers are so soft and pretty. Love the die cuts, too. I haven't seen the Tile Works before, but it makes a great background. I like the size of these flowers. Most of my HA flowers are small. I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon piling stuff on a card and not loving it so much, and then I see this and remember why I don't usually go that route. This is just so gorgeous! Love your little tag, too. I know what you mean about the camera and colors. Frustrating sometimes, however, it didn't take anything away from the beauty of this card. Enjoy your day!

Katie Sims said...

Pauline, I shudder to think about what kind of mess I would end up with if I tried this technique but you are really making me want to try! This is so pretty...I love the die cuts you used and that panel of blue paper really sets off your sweet blooms perfectly! Seriously girl, this is a stunner of a creation! :)

ChristineCreations said...

This is just SO pretty, all the layering and the beautiful shade of blue combines together for a gorgeous design!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

The blooms have that water color look to them, awesome way to create that without actual water coloring. Blue my favorite so its always awesome... the textured background is perfect. Beautiful all around!