Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Jug of Flowers

Hi and welcome!  Today's card uses the sketch from Lesley's "The Challenge".  I flipped the sketch and came up with this card:



I used Mama Elephant's Sweet Havana set to stamp this card for a friend, going through a tough time at the moment.  I stamped the jug with Cobblestone ink, then used some gray Copics to give some depth and roundness to the jug.  I stamped the flowers in Lavender and Blue Violet ink, leaving a couple of them without the dotty bits to make it look like they are different flowers.  In hindsight, it just looks like I forgot to stamp the dotty bits!  The leaves were stamped in Beanstalk Green and Green Leaf inks.  

The banner is from the Tags a Lot die set and is bigger than the banner that comes with Sweet Havana, so I could fit the flower as well as the sentiment.  I used Wink of Stella to paint over all the flowers.




Thanks for visiting.




Products used:

Stamps:  Sweet Havana (Mama Elephant)
Ink:  Blue Violet, Lavender, Green Leaf, Beanstalk Green, Cobblestone (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, Fog (SSS)
Accessories:  Copics, Lil Inkers Circle and Rectangle Stitched Mats dies, Sweet Havana dies (ME), Tags a Lot (ME), Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got top honors at The Challenge.

12 comments:

Hannelie said...

This is beautiful Karren! I just love the subtle dimension you achieved by adding an extra shade to the jug!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh this is really beautiful <3

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous ! Love the layers and colors :) such a soft and elegant card

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow, Karren. This is so pretty and fresh. Love how you flipped the sketch and the flowers you stamped are lovely. Just a beautiful use of the sketch! Thank you so much for joining us at The Challenge, so nice to see your name in the linky!

Bonnie said...

Love this sketch and the pitcher of flowers! My mom used to fill a china pitcher like this with lilacs every Spring. Thanks for bringing back that memory.

Jen said...

This is so pretty! My mother would love this because she was always cutting lilacs and bringing them in the house! I love how the one leaf is folded over the top of the jug.

wienerhoneymooners said...

So soft AND gorgoeus! LOVE the colors so much! It really comes across as so caring! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!!!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Beautiful! Love the touch of lilac, black and grey around all that white. Really stands out. Thanks for playing at The Challenge! Nance, DT

Ellen said...

So beautiful, really! The colors are SO pretty and the flowers too!
Nice done!
Greetings from Ellen

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the color scheme and the bit of shading you added to the jug. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

lostinpaper said...

I really have to get these flowers out again, your design is so glamorous, love it! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mama Elepant and Me challenge, hugs, Karin