Monday, 4 May 2015

Flower Power

I really thought I'd blown it with this one, on a number of occasions.

Firstly - the butterflies. They just got lost when I stamped them, and I wanted them in colour. So I decided to outline them. I kept sitting there not sure whether I'd rescued it, or ruined it. Still not sure

Secondly - my primary inspiration was CAS Colours and Sketches. I had the colours fixed in my head, and then went back to my note once it was finished - "Indigo"? "Indigo", but I had 'Teal' in my head. So I logged back on and went back to source. I'll confess my purple is a little dark, but I don't have any Stampin' Up colours, so I'm working with what I've got - which is Distress Dusty Concord - admittedly a little heavy handed. On my monitor at least Island Indigo looks more teal when 'navy'. At least - that's my story and I'm sticking to it :-)

Stamps and stencils all from Clarity. Colours: Distress Dusty Concord, Adirondack Mountain Rose and Stream.

CAS Colours and Sketches #122 (Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo)
CASology #144 - Flight (These butterflies had been sitting on desk waiting to take flight for weeks!)
Allsorts #309 - April showers bring May flowers (Flower power stencil)
Addicted to Stamps and more #142 - Mark your mark (sponged flowers through stencil)


  1. I think your card is fabulous, and the outlined butterflies are marvelous! From where I'm sitting, you've rocked both challenges with your pretty, colourful images! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!

  2. great take on the challenges - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

  3. Your card is so very pretty, and I think outlining the butterflies was a good design decision. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  4. A super floral creation, many thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  5. I'm with you on the colour thing, computer screens vary so much. Such a pretty interpretation of the sketch and colours. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  6. Very beautiful card! Love your inking on the stencil. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  7. Super job combining all the challenges! Thanks so much for making the double challenge at CC&S one of them!

  8. Such a pretty and colourful card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-Colours and Sketches this week! :)
    Lizy xx

  9. Sweet and lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again;-))m

  10. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this last week Claire. I also don't have any SU colours and the 'Island Indigo' appeared more green on my screen too hence my DT card. Stef x