Friday, 7 October 2016

A New Challenge for Flower Lovers

As well as being a card-maker, I love gardening and grow flowers in my perennial borders and in pots on my patio.  So I was thrilled when I learned that there is a new card challenge devoted to flowers - The Flower Challenge.

The first challenge is "Anything Goes".  I made this card:

I made a smooshed background (see this video by Loll Thompson on how to smoosh a background) using various pink and green Distress inks on watercolour paper, then stamped the flower in Archival ink.  I watercoloured it using the same inks.

The sentiment is one of my favourite quotes - and very appropriate for The Flower Challenge.

The challenge runs until October 26 so plenty of time to enter!

Stamps - Tim Holtz flower, SU Fabulous Florets leaves and sentiment
Ink - various pink and green Distress inks, Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, cream cs
Size - A2
Accessories - fun foam (to pop the panel up)


  1. Gorgeous watercolored flower and smooshed background Susan. I will be entering this challenge when we get home :-) TFS and inspiring me my friend. Hugs, Nancy

    Happy Thanksgiving a little early...

  2. So pretty!! Love your smooshed background and the watercoloured flower Susan. Works perfect for the CAS Watercolour challenge too if you'd like to join us. xx

  3. Fab watercolouring and stamping Susan, loving your 'smooshed' background.So glad you like flowers too. Thank you so much for joining us over at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  4. This is beautiful, Susan! I have the TH flower stamps and have never inked them up! You have inspired me!

  5. This so so beautiful Susan...

    Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge and hope you get a chance to play along again!

  6. Susan what a beautiful card, love how you have watercoloured this, just stunning. Thank you so much for joining in at The Flower Challenge XX Aileen DT


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