Sunday 14 October 2012

Wonderful you!

It's been a while since I've had time to play in the weekly Waltzingmouse sketch challenge but as WM are my favourite stamp company and I just received my stash from their latest release this Friday I had a go with this week's sketch

I used the ADORABLE new floral stamp set Camellia which I just love for its versatility.  I stamped the small open flower onto white card and embossed it with white powder and did the same with 3 of the single leaves.  I then used some luminArte paints to create a quick water colour effect with lots of shimmer (which I can't get to show on the photo as much as it shows IRL) and then cut them out - this is a great technique if you need to colour quickly - just blob the paint on, swish it around and then dab it off the embossed with kitchen paper.

I used some hessian effect paper as a background mounted onto my favourite kraft card and little distressed green DP for depth and to draw the eye to the vibrant pink vintage seem ribbon bow.  I finished with a sentiment made up of words from the Camellia set in a pink ink to match the flowers and ribbon - et voila!

Hope you like it as much as I do.   I have plans for these flowers and this colouring technique for a big wedding cake card too so watch this space....

Edited - I finished the wedding card so thought I'd share it here....

I cut the cake shaped card on my cameo, embossed a pattern over the front using the Market Street Stamps punched tin background stamp with white EP.  Simply finished with the same seam binding ribbon and a host of the flowers - some of which I trimmed to get even more size variety.


  1. wow, this is gorgeous...luv the flowers!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Both of your cards are stunning!!
    Those camellia stamps are lovely.

  3. Two lovely cards Tara just love the wedding card such a lovely idea


  4. Tara - these are absolutely stunning! I love the flowers and the colouring is gorgeous! The wedding cake card is just fab!

  5. Tara - both cards are lovely but the wedding cake card is absolutely breathtaking! The shape, the seam binding and the flower embellishments are stunning. Vicky x

  6. Both Beautiful Tara - Love the technique you used and would love to see more about how you did this. That wedding cake is just AMAZING!

  7. What beautifully colored camellias! That cake is a work of art, TOO! I can't even imagine the bride's face when she opened it...her jaw must have dropped right on the floor!!

  8. Both lovely cards, the flowers are amazing.

  9. Love both of these, the colour on the flowers is just wonderful... thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

  10. Ooooh! Loooove this! beautiful flowers! :) Thanks for sharing this with us at WMSC! :)


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