Saturday, 10 August 2019

Birthday Wishes

One of my favourite flowers in the garden is a Chocolate Cosmos, yep its brown velvet petals are rich with a cocoa aroma and its perfect for any chocolate lover :)

So for todays card I've taken a Stamplorations stamp called Dee's Blossom Spray #2 which reminds me of the Cosmos altering the colour to purple - the recipient likes purple, however, I hate the  colour.

I started by stamping the image with antique linen Distress Ink, with the same ink I used a Tim Holtz brick stencil being careful around the flowers.

I spent a considerable amount of time colouring the image with Prisma pencils.  The sentiment is from a WPlus9 set stamped in black Versafine.

To finish off I added just a touch of sparkle on the big flowers and a little white highlight to the center, for someone who doesn't like purple I love how it turned out.

Challenge Links...

The Flower Challenge - Favourite Flower (Cosmos)
Watercooler Wednesday - Karen's Feminine Anything Goes 
The Rainbow Card Challenge - Passion for Purple 
Always Fun - Use a Stencil
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday/Topping - flowers

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  1. Wow! This is gorgeous Claire, your colouring is so pretty, I love purple! The recipient will love it, and thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday too, Cathy x

  2. Such a beautiful card Claire. The purples are so pretty on this card and the stenciling is really gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Dawn -DT

  3. Purple is my favorite color, so I absolutely LOVE this beautiful card! The flowers are colored to perfection and the bricked stenciling looks fabulous around them! I love how this is on the top portion of the card too - it's a great design! Well done!

  4. This is a bobby dazzler and no mistake!! The faded brick wall behind those gorgeous blooms is amazing as is your colouring and the layout is perfection. You are not alone...purple?...not a big fan either!! Bet the recipient loves it xx

  5. Such a pretty card Claire!beautiful flowers and love your colour combo too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge';) Viv DT xx

  6. Beautiful card and lovely flowers. I like how you did the brick stencil for the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  7. You've created a very pretty scene on your card Claire. Love the colour scheme and the brink wall behind the flowers. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenege this week. Tristan DT.

  8. this is a gorgeous bouquet and stunning in the purple! I love how you added the brick partially behind it...very pretty! Thank you for sharing this at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Beautiful card, Claire. Love the gorgeous colouring. Great to see you in our gallery and hope you will join us again soon! Please do visit my blog Paint Paper Scissors for more inspiration.
    Nandini – Design Team member, Rainbow Card Challenges!

  10. This is so soft and beautiful, Claire! I adore the "brick" background! Thank you so much for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I hope to see you again SOON! :) Mynn xx


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