Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Pink Cosmos Flowers

Hello again!  I've been a bit quiet lately, don't tend to make much when it's hot... I get very very slow...

I did manage to finish a card at last, so here it is.

I played with a leafy stencil and some distress inks to make the 'paper', and inks again for around the flowers.  The flowers were embossed in white and then painted with distress crayons (scribble them on a craft mat, pick up with a water brush), then covered in a fab new sparkly shimmer pen (wish photos would show the shimmer!).  The flower centres and tiny white dots around the image were made using Nuvo Crystal Drops... I just bought them in white to try them out, and I really like them - they dry a bit like enamel dots, but in whatever size/ shape you need, so now I want more colours!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - floral profusion

It's our wedding anniversary at the weekend, so hopefully I can make a card for Pav a bit quicker than I took with this one!  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)


  1. How gorgeous, loving the nuvo drops might need some of those. Our anniversary on Monday, just made hubby's card x

  2. Gorgeous flowers and fab painting. Those crayons look tricky to me. Fab job and a lovely card. xx

  3. Beautiful card Lisa! Wonderful stencilling for the background and your painting of the flowers is fabulous. Love your colour palette for this card and the card design as well.
    Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary for this weekend. Hope you have a fantastic day together. Debra x

  4. Stunning Lisa! Love the textured background with the beautiful inky cosmos image. The pink and green combo is utterly delish! I've been wondering about the Nuvo drops, might have to get some to try too now! LOL. Love your pretty card. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  5. This is gorgeous Lisa, love the colours and pretty flowers.
    I wish you both a Happy Anniversary for the weekend
    Lorraine x

  6. So pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  7. Lovely! It's frustrating when the sparkle doesn't show, isn't it? Thank you for sharing your card and joining in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


  8. Love the image and your colouring looks stunning! Thank you for playing along with our "Floral Profusion" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Happy crafting and all the best, Maike ;o)