Sunday, 24 May 2015

Hearts and Flowers


I don't know about you, but I am always inspired by the kind of cards that you can make using only inks and stamps, as opposed to my usual style which includes a whole lot of colouring.

I have collected a lovely batch of little stamps over the years, from both Stamps by Judith and Cardio…they are real staples in my world as I use them a lot for fillers and backgrounds, but occasionally I will go for it and make a card using just the stamps. Call it my attempt at being artistic!!

So here's a card I made a while back now, using Stamps by Judith stamps and 'sticks'.

The heart is free form stamped using a little sprig stamp which I used to create first and second generation images. To create the effect I made a heart template out of scrap paper and then put  it on the card and stamped around the edges to get a basic shape. I then removed the template and filled the heart out before adding flowers and pearls for the centres.

Finally I used a what is actually a little snowflake stamp to make the border, but if you press it down harder it looks like one of those spiky flowers.

I hope you like my attempt at 'art', and here are some challenges that I would like to enter:

http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/challenge-51-pearls.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/with-heart.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-228.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/challenge-314-anything-goes-option-of.html
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/90-sentimentally-yours-stamping-boutique.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/challenge107_22.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/challenge-68-its-spring.html

Thanks for visiting  :-)

Sharon

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful...love the colours you chose,
    Jo x

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  2. The design of the heart is gorgeous. The arrangement is beautiful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  3. Beautiful card Sharon. I too am loving working with inks and silhouette stamps at the moment. Got very inspired by Cardio at Port Sunlight recently. Hope all is well xx Gaynor

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  4. Stunning, so elegant and striking. Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Monthly. Caz

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  5. Great card. thanks for joining in with the anything goes challenge at Creative Inspirations.
    CraftyNatalie {DT}

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  6. I love this style of cards too but have never attempted it! Your design is beautiful; the stamping is so very elegant and the colour combo is really pretty. I'm definitely loving your art here!

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  7. What a beautiful creation.
    Thank you for joining us at Pennys Paper Crafty this week,I hope you'll join us again soon.
    Sharon DT

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Beautiful choice of colours!
    Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Inspirations!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

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  9. such a lovely card!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  10. Gosh this is beautiful! I love those little peg stamps and have a couple of sets myself but I've never been brave enough to make an entire card out of them! Wonderful colour choice too, I love how delicate it is. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles this month.

    Hugs
    Brenda
    Sparkles DT

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I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon