Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hope Blooms

Here's a card I made with the stamp set that I received from Simon's New Beginnings release.  And I used my distress oxide inks again!

supplies: white cardstock, watercolor paper for the flowers, Simon's Hope Blooms stamp set, cracked pistachio, broken china, and wilted violet distress oxide inks, water, tiny sparkly star sequins from a mix by Lucy

I had a leftover background panel that I had pulled through some smooshed and spritzed oxide inks.  So I stamped these big flowers over various areas, and cut them out.  After stamping my sentiment, and arranging my flowers, I removed them and stamped just one of the leaves that are in this set, then watercolored them with the cracked pistachio.  You can see how much paler this color becomes when used this way.

The flower that I used here is the largest from this new set - it has 2 other flowers, 1 in 2 sizes, plus various details, leaves, and berries in it.  I look forward to playing with it again!

I'd like to enter this into this month's The Flower Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by - I'll see you one more time tomorrow before my blog will go quiet for a little while as we pack up and move back home from here in Florida, where we've spent a beautiful couple of months!  I am dreading losing all these gorgeous tropical delights here and finding snow at home......


  1. Lovely card Lin! Have a safe trip home...wear a warm coat!!

  2. Gorgeous card! I love the mix of colours.

    Thanks also for stopping by my blog and have a safe move!

  3. A very pretty flower and the colours are stunning. Travel safe and I'm sure that the weather will be get warmer soon.

  4. Beautiful card Lin, the colors are fabulous. Travel safely.

  5. Those flowers are so pretty! I love how that front one seems to almost glow.

  6. Right, well thats it, I just have to get some of those Oxide inks now!! Lin your flowers are so gorgeous, I just love the colours and they way they mix together. Its also a fabulous CAS design which I adore. I'm so very, very glad you shared this with us at The Flower Challenge!!


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