A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Friday 20 April 2018

Inspired Row of Flowers

I love the row of flowers in the inspiration photo for the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge:

It made me think of a stamp I have but rarely use so pulled it out to create this card:

I used markers to ink up the stamp while it was in my MISTI so that I could do sections at a time and also go over bits that didn't come out. I misted lightly before stamping. I scribbled a bit of the red marker on my craft mat and went back in with a paintbrush to fill in the poppies.

The sentiment is stamped in grey and the image is bordered in a similar shade of grey. It's popped up on fun foam.

I love blue cornflowers growing amongst red poppies so this card makes my heart happy!

Stamps - IndigoBlu wildflowers, Inkadinkado sentiment
Ink - Archival Watering Can
Paper - watercolour paper, PTI Vintage Cream cs, grey cs
Size - 6.5x4.25"
Accessories - Tombow and Distress markers, fun foam


  1. Susan, your row of blooms is so colorful. It brings summer to mind. Thanks for sharing your lovely card.

  2. Love how you've water coloured the beautiful image. Great use of the Misti Susan. The grey sentiment looks fabulous too x

  3. Your garden is so beautiful Susan. Love the colours ... especially the blue and red together. :) xx

  4. Beautiful take on the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By All The Little Things!

  5. I think you should bring this stamp out every spring, especially now that the Misti has been invented! You did a brilliant job of coloring, Susan, and I love how you took the row of flowers from the windowsill and replanted them in your garden!! Thank you for joining Inspired By All the Little Things! Hugs, Darnell

  6. This card makes MY heart happy too! Thanks for playing along with us at Inspired By All the Little Things.

  7. What a beautiful garden, Susan! I love the red poppies with the little blue and pink flowers joining in! So pretty and perfect for this challenge!

  8. Beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  9. I love the loose watercoloring on this Susan! Love that stamp too! Some day I'd love to see your collection because all the ones you use are so unique. Beautifully colored with the use of your Misti. Wonderful watercoloring too!

  10. great watercolouring with your direct to stamp technique. Such great detail for all the flower.

  11. So fresh and springy. You’ve captured the inspiration photo perfectly. And I think you have mastered this wonderful watercoloring technique. xx

  12. In case you didn't see it, Susan, I'm popping back to congratulate you on being an Inspiring Standout for this beautiful card! Hugs, Darnell


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