Saturday, 1 March 2014

Flower Power

It's the first of the month, so that means the start of a new challenge on the Claritystamp Challenge Blog. I always think that these blog challenges are a great excuse to have some fun. You're not making a card for a specific person or occasion, so you can do whatever you like, as long as you stick to the theme.

I certainly did that with this one! You've probably guessed already but the theme is "Flower Power". 

I have a huge stash of patterned papers from when I used to scrapbook and when I saw this month's theme I immediately thought of these papers. The range is called Berry Sweet and was by K & Co. Add to that the fact that I've recently been watching Splash (wasn't Perri Kiely fab!) and that this diving stamp was in the recent New Designs Club members' sale and you end up with a card like this. I am sure that her hat and costume are giving her real flower power!

Other than the lettering, this panel is the only bit of stamping on the card. I stamped the diver first onto an oval cut out with one of my Nestabilities and masked her off to create the background. I chose the colours of this to match the papers. They are Evergreen Bough Distress Ink for the water (I brayered over scrumpled up copy paper first to get the waves) and Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink for the sun. I cut my own stencil for this using a Design bought from the Silhouette Store and my Cameo. It was only when I was uploading my project and saw the beautiful tags by Linda Page that I remembered that I already had a fab Clarity sun stencil. Silly me!

I coloured the diver in with ProMarkers and cut her costume and hat out of the paper with the smallest print.

Then it was just a case of going wild with the rest of the papers, adding some of the matching felt embellishments and assembling it.

I hope she makes an elegant entry into the water, unlike some of the contestants on Splash! 

Congratulations to the winner and Top 5 of the Love and Romance Challenge. It was lovely to look at all of the entries and I hope you will enjoy this challenge as much. The Design Team certainly have; I love all of the beautiful creations that they've made. Don't forget that there's a £50 Claritystamp voucher for the winner.

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  1. Morning Lynne, oh wow fantastic vibrant colours and yes this certainly is a card with Full Flower Power....brilliant design....and a great D.T. Piece....have a great weekend. I am looking forward to seeing your brilliant work on the Clarity shows tomorrow....Jo. X

  2. Hi Lynne, love this colourful piece of art. So striking.

  3. You've got real flower power Lynne and what a great use of those unloved papers as well as using your Clarity stamps too xx

  4. Flower Power...well you have certainly achieved that Lynne. The diver's costume and hat are brill. and the sun background is just great. xxx

  5. Wow this is just so vibrant Lynne I am useless and putting patterned papers together - way out of my comfort zone there, but you have done an excellent job its fab xx

  6. Love your use of papers in this Lynne. A very lovely card.

  7. oh yes! soooo flower power here. very vibrant. and as Eileen Godwin would say, shades would come in handy xx

  8. Fabulous, bright, cheerful and beautifully sunny. That sums up this fabulous card Lynne. Can't wait to see your amazing projects on the show later today xxxx


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