Friday, 8 November 2013

Winter Flowers

This time around the Creative Expressions DT are using the Winter Flowers A5 Stamp Plate. Creative Expressions have now also started a weekly 'Fun Time Friday' competition on their Facebook page and there are fabulous prizes in return for funny stories etc.  Today they are giving away some brand new Henna Stamps, why not join in the fun!
I have created a card using Peeled Paint Distress Ink as my main focus for colour. My inspiration for this are some Christmas Roses in my garden that flower every year during the Winter Months that have white, tinged green petals, they are gorgeous.
I stamped the Christmas Rose with VersaMark Ink and then sprinkled the image with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Powder and then melted with a heat tool. I love the bright white set against the Peeled Paint backdrop.
Once I had embossed I then blended Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the embossed images which act as a resist against the ink and really pop against the background. Once I was happy with the blend of colour I then flicked the ink with water to add blotches to the backdrop.
Warm Winter Wishes has been stamped onto Foundations White Card with Black Archival Ink and then coloured with Distress Ink and flicked with water. I also added Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges of the sentiment for definition.
I added three squares across the centre of my card, each stamped with the Christmas Rose image using Black Archival Ink and coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I then used a detailed water brush and removed some of the ink from the petals. To complete I added twine and a button for further interest.
Thanks so much for popping by.  Tracy x x

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15 comments:

rachel said...

this is just stunning Tracy - such a beautiful card - and in my fave colour - fabulous xx

Shirley Davis said...

Like Rachel (above), I love green. This card would sit very well in my lounge! Teasing apart, (thought not raw wool, of course!) this is a really pretty piece, Tracy.

Crafting Queen said...

Super card, love the background.

Cathi ONeill said...

Love the colors and how you made a background with the stamps and gorgeous inking! Gorgeous card!

Kim Robertson said...

lovely piece Tracy, Really love the colour too. Kim xx

sally said...

I love hellebore & this truly captures them beautifully :-)

Sally

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely, everything about it just .... works!

Carol Q said...

beautiful Tracy and I love that shade of green. clever how you echoed the shape of the petals with the twine - whether you meant to or not!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The shades of green are so beautiful and that lovely button and twine handmade embellishment, gorgeous, all of it.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous colours and a great design.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Dianne said...

Gorgeous, brilliant, stunning, green my favorite color, so this is fantastic, and those bows, yikesss, I looooove your bows, it's been a pleasure to visit, I don't get to do that as often these days, you rock my world Miss Tracy. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week end..

Annie said...

A beautiful make Tracy :-) gorgeous stamps and the bow is fab

Hugs Annie x

Nan G said...

Fabulous! LOve the color and cool bow.

Redanne said...

I love Christmas roses too and you have done a beautiful job with these, love the green, it works so well for the roses. Hugs, Anne x

butterfly said...

An absolute treat - so fresh and pretty. The white is stunning against the Peeled Paint in that completely gorgeous background - and another wonderful stringy bow!
Alison xx