Tuesday, 28 May 2019

* Crazy Flowers


I'm delighted that I had some time to play along at the Rubber Dance Challenge this month.

Every month there is a colour challenge or, if you prefer, an Anything Goes Challenge. Projects can be entered on the Facebook Page.
I managed to go along with the May colour challenge. Here is the card I created:

I used stamps from two Rubber Dance sets - the fabulous Crazy Flowers (set #1) and the beautiful script word 'Fleurs' from Antique Botanicals. I stamped my flower, stem and leaf images and coloured them with Copic markers, adding some white Posca paint pen highlights. I fussy cut the flowers and stems and ran a black marker all around the cut edges to mask any cutting imperfections.
The background is blended Distress Oxides (Scattered Straw, Fossilised Amber, Salty Ocean and Broken China). I used a stencil and applied the darker oxides to the centre of the background.  Once I was happy with the blending and stencilling, I splattered some water droplets to bleach out some of the colour and add texture. Then I added some black and white acrylic paint splatters and stamped the word Fleurs along the card edges using Broken China Distress Oxide. I inked the edge of the background in black archival ink and matted it onto kraft card. Finally it was fixed to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Rubber Dance May Colour Challenge 30/05 WINNER
*Stamping Sensations In an English Country Garden  29/05
Take It Make It AG 29/05
The Happy Craft Challenge AG 30/05
A Place to Start Favourite Technique 31/05 HONOURS
Copic marker colouring and Ink blending

Artistic Inspirations #215 AG 02/06
A Gem of a Challenge #10 AG 03/06 (#2)
Crafting from the Heart #244 AG 10/06
Crafty Creations #391 AG 12/06



  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. It is just gorgeous. I love it. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. gorgeousssssss and fab colours Carole
    Gr Karin

  3. Oh Carole, this card is just gorgeous! I love the way you have integrated the colors and put it all together.
    Hugs Monica

  4. Love the colours Carole, great design, thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  5. Really striking use of colour making a lovely card, it's so nice to see you at Stamping Sensations this month, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  6. This is stunnng, the colours are amazing. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  7. Love your card Bright colours how did you do that x

  8. This is gorgeous, love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Creations this Month.
    Linda xxx
    Crafty Creations DT

  9. This is my favorite colour combination in the whole wide world! I love your card, Carole!

  10. Those crazy flowers are fabulous and I love the colours !

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

  11. This is a fabulous project and a great entry into our Techniques Challenge. You have employed several of my favorite techniques and they are brilliantly executed! The colors are so intense and that focal just jumps off the page! Thanks for playing along at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    A Place to Start Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  12. Fantastic card! Great colouring :) Thank you so much for entering the Rubber Dance and Craft Stamper challenges! xx Melina

  13. WOW stunning card -fabulous background and colouring of the beautiful quirky stamps---brilliant
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  14. Wonderful card, love the colors you used here. TY for joining us at A Place to Start :)


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