Saturday, 12 March 2016

My Time to Craft DT - Flowers

Good morning! I hope your weekend is going swingingly!

We have a lovely Challenge at My Time to Craft it's Flowers Very topical here in the Northern Hemisphere, where the Spring flowers are beginning to bloom; and also topical, I hope, in the Southern Hemisphere, where you'll be enjoying Autumn flowers!

So we would like to see creations where the focal point is a Flower or Flowers. Just using a floral background paper doesn't cut it, I'm afraid!!

My Flower is Fresh Freesia by Altenew, and the card was made for a special birthday for a lady at Church who loves freesias. The Flower Team made her a special arrangement, and the freesias smelled wonderful!

I heat embossed the outline stamp on watercolour paper using Wow! Gold Pearl Embossing Powder, and Inktense Pencils and a water brush to colour it in. The sentiment on a strip of vellum was also embossed in the same Gold Pearl Embossing Powder; and finally I added some sequins from stash. I like the CAS look, I think it emphasises the gorgeous stamp!!

I also covered the edges of the card base with Versamark and added more of the embossing powder to give a gold background to the panel.

Go and see the varied and beautiful interpretations of the theme by my talented teamies, you'll be impressed and inspired!

One of the interesting things I've learned about flower arranging is that a focal point is just as important as it is with a card. It could be one single, large bloom, or a cluster of smaller ones. I've learned a lot about design from flower arranging!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


KraftyKoolKat said...

So pretty Mags.

mags said...

Some gorgeous projects since my last visit. Time keeps running away from me at the moment.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello Mags! Thank you so much for your kind words and well wishes on my blog! I wanted to come here and see what you've been creating! I'm so glad I did! This is beautiful! Love your gorgeous stamp and watercolour! Lovely vellum overlay! The sequins are a nice touch - this is my kind of card! I thought I was already following you but I guess not - so I am now! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Lynne in NI said...

Sooo pretty Mags! That's a fab floral image, looks great with the gold embossing :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful Mags, the subtle spring colours are gorgeous. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Love and hugs

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Mags, that image is beautiful as is your colouring and CAS design.

Pat xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags this is so pretty I love Freesia's, I also love the bling added at intervals and the strip of vellum, top notch make
lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

This is beautiful Mags. Hugs Mrs A.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning creation, I'm sure your friend loves it. Love the CAS feel & the gold embossing
Hugs Shell xx

Ann said...

So pretty and delicate! Gorgeous creation!