Sunday, 30 August 2015

Flowers, Stamps & Glitters (Winner in Crafty Carmakers and More; Top 5 in Claritystamp Challenge, Yay!)

Hi All

I got truly spoilt from family and friends, so I'd like to thank everyone for the birthday greetings and presents. I had a lovely day and received a lot of crafty goodies, one of which is a pack of Color Burst. I couldn't wait to try it out and here's the project I made...

9.5" x 7" Blue Centura Card
7.75" x 5.25" Black Paper
7.5" x 5" Watercolour Paper

I randomly applied Color Burst on an A4 watercolour paper and sprayed water all over. I was surprised how much colour appeared as I didn't think there was much powders there! The random background created inspired to make this scene, using Basic Gray Archival Ink, a stamp from Wee Folk No.1, 'Remember' stamp from Word Chain No.5 and the Forest Ridge stamp on half of the A4 paper.

I used torn papers for the hills and circle paper for the sun as masks before applying dye inks with the Clarity Stencil Brushes. I used the 2nd generation technique with the Forest Ridge stamp to create a lighter image and add depth. Once I was happy with the whole image, I used Gold and Stardust Stickles.

I wanted to put something on the border so I used the Tree Branch stamp with Opaque Embossing Powder, then coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol pen. I stuck some dried flowers and natural fibres under the flowers which were punched from the rest of the watercolour paper.

The flowers were very easy to achieve. The Pansy punched flowers; I cut a bit towards the centre where the petals join, press ball tool in the centre and curl the petals outwards. The Petite Petals and Itty Bitty flowers were just pressed in the centre with a ball tool before adding Silver Stickles.

I am very pleased with how this project turned out and love using the Color Burst. I would like to enter this to the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - 74 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - 276 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers And More - 146 No Patterned Papers
Creative Moments - 75 Anything Goes / Fancy Folds
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - 161 Make The Sentiment Big
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 90 Anything Goes

Thank you very much for looking and until next time, happy crafting!



  1. A beautiful, reflective scene created to include the diagonal components, Jay. Love the depth of colour from the Colorbursts and yes, a very small 'little' goes an extremely long way ( I found that out in August's challenge!) Wishing you success in this month's Claritu Challenge. ;~}

  2. Very pretty love your use of colour good luck in the clarity challenge xx

  3. Wow gorgeous colours Jay! Love it

  4. This is very beautiful . Makes me feel like I am lost in wonderland .

  5. You have created a beautiful scene, Jay. The addition of the natural fibres behind your flowers is very effective. Good luck in the Claritystamp challenge x

  6. great card Jay - what a beautiful Scene - very atmospheric Good luck and thanks for entering the Claritystamp challenge

  7. This is just stunning.
    Thanks for entering our no patterned papers challenge at CCM&More.
    Hugs Kimx

  8. What a beautiful piece of work Jay. The colours are fabulous, the scene so evocative, and the layers of texture and interest in the frame draw your gaze in. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

  9. So atmospheric, a very beautiful scene. Good luck.

  10. Oh my Jay this is completely stunning. I love those gorgeous colours and the whole thing just draws your eye in to the beautiful scene you have created.

    Thanks for sharing in my 'no patterned papers' challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  11. Pretty scenery card..Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  13. Great card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Make the Sentiment BIG" challenge.

  14. Very beautiful project!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar, good luck!!!
    Anna Dt

  15. Congratulation on your top 5 so well deserved, love it.

  16. Thank you all for your kind comments. So happy I got top 5 in the Claritystamp challenge! Xxx