Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Flowers for Challenges

I love cards with flowers on them so was happy to see another flower-themed challenge at SCS - this time the CAS challenge "May Flowers".  And the new Addicted to CAS challenge is "Petals".  I made this card for them:

I have lovely orange and yellow poppies (both Welsh poppies and California poppies) and some of the larger oriental poppies blooming in my garden right now, so I'm inspired to use poppies on my cards!

Stamped, heat embossed, and watercoloured, die cut with a stitched square to add interest, and bordered with black - it feels like a real back to basics card with no embellishments, no dp, nothing fancy!

And the SCS Technique Lovers' Challenge is "Stencil Monoprint" so I used a flower stencil for it:

The Stencil Monoprint technique really takes some practice! I finally got one I'm happy with.

I used two colours of Distress inks and a flower stencil as I'm also doing it for the "May Flowers" CAS challenge.

I added a die cut sentiment (cut twice and glued together to give more body to it) and several sequins. The focal panel is popped up on a piece of fun foam.

Poppy supplies:
Stamps: Sparkle n Sprinkle poppies, unknown sentiment
Paper: watercolour paper, cream and black cs
Paper Size: 4.25" square
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, clear embossing powder, Lil Inkers stictched square die

Stencil Monoprint supplies:
Paper: watercolour paper, dark blue shimmer cs, white cs
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Distress Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord
Accessories: stencil, Sissix celebrate die, sequins, fun foam
Techniques: stencil monoprint


  1. Two beautiful floral cards Susan. Love the bright colours of your poppies ... and the soft and delicate colours of your stencil monoprint. xx

  2. Catching up on your blog is a real treat, Susan! Your creations are always so pretty and so flawlessly executed! Lots of inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. These are gorgeous creations :) beautiful coloring on ur first card. Thank you for sharing with ATCAS


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