Monday, 20 May 2013

Yellow Stone Flower


Hi,  I wanted to enter the challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More. I love the inspiration photo, and thought about using my window die.

Then I noticed the gorgeous detailed carving on the window box. It reminded me of this hero Arts Stone Flower stamp. I used the yellow of the flowers and added some of the greenery.

The background is a dp that my sister gave me a long time ago, she used to get freebies in scrapbooking magazines, and I was often the lucky recipient! Thanks Mo:)

I'm also going to enter the challenge at Addicted to CAS, where the code word is birthday.

At A Blog Named Hero, the theme is to Clean Up Your Act by creating a clean and simple project.

At Simon Says Stamp & Show, the theme this week is to create a project using your favourite ink. I used Versafine ink to stamp the stone flower image. It's my favourite ink for stamping detailed images and works so well. I coloured the flower with distress ink pads using fine nibs to get the colour into the small areas. (I don't have any distress markers!)

Materials used: Hero Arts Stone Flower stamp; Memory Box Madeira corner die; Sepia Versafine ink; Distress ink pads; Perfect Pearls spray painted over the top of some of the image; bling & sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

21 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card - perfect for the challenge! CAS, but provides enough interest - I love it!

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  2. Lovely card, the dimensional flower is very eye catching. Love the leaf vibe behind the flower. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  3. This is stunning! I love how you used the inspiration photo and still created something CAS. Perfect! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS and ATSM xx

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  4. This is fabulous! I nearly went for the window box carving so am so pleased you picked thus to focus on. And that hero arts stamp is just perfect. The splash of green really is a great finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

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  5. My word Kathy you have an eye for detail. Love what you used for your inspiration. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge again this week.
    Regards Florence x

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  6. Hi Kathy - a stunning take on the inspiration photo, and a wonderful CAS design. Thank you for joining us at Addicted to CAS.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  7. Your very welcome sis... love the stone flower on a very dark background for you - oh and congrats on the win over at Cropstop!!! Jealous - went to post but it had closed... oh well next time... Mxx

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  8. Hi Cathy. LOVE!! That flower is beautiful and you're right ... I definitely see the inspiration from the photo. Love the colors you've used ... that background DP from Mo is GORGEOUS!! Loll xx

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  9. Check you out, Cathy! Well done on the card and especially well done being able to enter it in so many challenges!!

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  10. I love how different sets of eyes see something totally different. I focused completely on the window aspect but I LOVE that you noticed that decoration on the window box. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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  11. What a pretty card, and I love where you drew inspiration from the photo! I love that graceful green stem accent! Very pretty card!

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  12. This is beautiful. It looks very Grecian to me. Love the stone work colouring. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. This is one cool card. Love the gray stone cardbase with the use of the colors on your stamp. This is just so lovely & elegant...made me think of soft, hazy summer mornings, with wisps of fog just lifting. TFS

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  14. Such a lovely bloom, Cathy, so much depth and dimension and the trailing leaves are a perfect touch! Anita :)

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  15. Wonderful part of the picture to pick up on! Fantastic!

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  16. I love this beauty ! What a gorgeous card ! Your attention to detail is perfect and great take on the theme. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at ATCAS and good luck.

    Marie

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  17. Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/05/52-card-pickup-221.html

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  18. And here comes win number one! Congratulations on the win from ATSM, Cathy!!

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  19. beautiful card! love that flower!

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  20. Great card...I love that wonderful tendril vine!

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