Friday 29 April 2016

Lemonade Swirls

Hello lovely peeps

 It's mid-challenge reminder time on the Polkadoodles blog today.
The theme this fortnight is 'Swirls and Flourishes'.

My favourite stamp on the Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup set has some lovely swirls in it, so that was my starting point. I built up some flowers with a few of the stamps in the set, starting with a circle for the centre and masking off as I went.

I coloured the flower in with Promarkers - Pastel Beige, Khaki and Oatmeal - and the stem/leaves with Pear and Umber. To deepen the colour I went over with a Lyra Polycolour Pencil - Vermillion.
(The flower on the right is before the pencil has been added)

 I found a paper with the perfect colour match on the Pretty Tuff CD but needed something pale to mat the flowers onto, so I had a rootle through my small stash of Gelli Plate prints and found this one that was done with the Leafy Swirl stencil from Clarity.

I cut it in half and then tore the edges and filled in a bit with a couple more Lyra pencils - Brown ochre 82 and Van Dyck Brown 76

I layered up my panel and my greeting (also from Stamp Soup) on torn green card and added a couple of die-cut flourishes. They've got a little bit of Golden Sand Embossing Powder from Stampendous on them.

 I would like to enter this in the following challenges:- 
I love Promarkers #307 pastels
AuroraWings Challenge #27 Say it with Flowers
Craftin Desert Divas In The Garden
Creative Moments #92  Always Anything Goes w/optional twist "Showers and/or Rainbows"
SSS Work it wednesday Flowers
Paper Creator's Crafts #46 Polka Dots or Gingham
{Pin}spirational #164 - Inspiration Image

Please pop on over to the Polkadoodles blog to see some more inspiration from my fabulous teamies.
Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Jane Royston said...

Gorgeous card! I love those flowers and the colours are just right, Jane :) x

Fikreta said...

this is great!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Sue said...

Really gorgeous card Katrina love it! huggles Sue x

Karon said...

Beautiful and I love the colour. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful Katrina, loving the colours too!

Vicki x

Jo said...

Beautiful x

Sarah said...

Love this pretty card Katrina, the flowers are fab xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Katrina, I like the floral image and the colours
Kevin xx

DonnaMundinger said...

What a gorgeous design. Love how you did the flowers and the beautiful colors you used. The dots make me happy. Thanks so much for joining our "Say it with Flowers" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

LaurieC said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! This must have taken you quite some time but wow, it was worth it!!! Thank you for sharing and joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "In the Garden" Linky Party!!

Anonymous said...

Terrific design , love it x

starcyl said...

Stunning card and thanks for showing us how you did it.

Jenny x

Olga Fink said...

Very beautiful!
xoxo Olga


Wonderful creation! I love design and flowers!
Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge:

Furrbster said...

Love the swirls on this design, and a great step-by-step - thank you for joining in over at Creative Moments and good luck.
Hugz Tinz

8kidsandstillfindtimetocraft said...

Stunning x

Bev said...

A stunning creation Katrina. You've definitely inspired me. I'm really struggling to create with my stamps....

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for participating in the last {PIN}Spirational Challenge. A new one has just begun... I hope you'll check it out and play along with it, too!