Friday, 9 April 2010

Flower Power

Well what a treat it is now to see all the spring flowers coming up and to actually see some colour in the gardens and verges!!  When I went out the other day I was amazed to see all the daffodils that were out - there just seemed to be so many of them.  They really were fantastic to see.

So with all these flowers popping up out of the ground I thought I'd post up a flower card today.  I'm sure that some of you will recognise these stamps!!  They are (of course) from the latest release by Denami.

For the main panel I used my Labels Three Nestabilities and stamped the Wavy Stems Trio in Starlite Black Brilliance and then stamped the different flower heads (from the Whimsical Garden stamp set) on top of each of the stems. Then for the border I repeatedly stamped the Rosebud Trio onto a panel of white paper, varying the height of the flowers and then cut around the top part of the flowers.

All the colouring was done with my Polycolor Pencils and a Splender Pencil - hopefully you can see the shading a little better in this image.  To add some shimmer I traced over the stamped impressons using a Silver Sakura Stardust pen and for sparkle I used small amounts of Crystal Glitter Glue.

The background paper is that Denim Paisley by Creative Imaginations which I just LOVE and the Thanks A Bunch wording is by Denami from an earlier release.

All of these products can be bought from Stamp Addicts.


mckinkle said...

Lovely card Kay, I like your choice of colours!

Keryn x

Sally H said...

stunning card, Kay! I love the colours and those little flowers

Pauline said...

Hi Kay,

Gorgeous card. Love the colour combo. The backing paper really sets off the flowers.

I occasionally buy 'Papercraft Inspirations' and did so the other day, only because there were free stamps. And now I'm in the middle of reading your articles on the top 10 stamping tips.

Got the day of work and the weather is lovely. There's a little breeze, which is nice.

Have fun at Ally Pally, if you're still going. I'm setting off early tomorrow. The only good thing is that I'll be constrained by how much I can carry in my rucksack lol!

Hugs, Pauline x

Kay Carley said...

Hi guys. Thanks for your kind words!!

Pauline - hope you had a good time at Ally Pally. I was unable to go in the end which was probably just as well as I've been spending too much recently!

Kay xx