Friday, February 22, 2013


This stamp is part of a set that I won last week from Pixies crafty workshop. I love the Tulip and knew that I had just the right colours in my pens. Because it is qutie a bold design I wanted to keep it clean and simple. I found deep orange card in my stash for the backing card and the sentiment is cut from a recylced card . The bow came from a pair of childs socks which I had bought at some point way  back to use on a previous project .(Tactor Boy and Football Man felt dolls).
 I thought the check bow with the tulips gave rather a dutch feel to the card which in turn made me think of Keukenhof Gardens(renouned for its bulbs) nr Lisse, Holland. If you ever get a chance to visit the Netherlands in spring these gardens really are a site not to be miseed.
I have used distress mark pens in two shades of yellow and a red for the Tulips and two shades of green for the stalks and leaves. I have then added pearlescent chalks over the top . A Peach for the tulips which subtly changes the colour of the markers and gives a beautiful sheen and two  different shades of green.
Here is a close up of the flowers.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers: Blooming Images
Fab 'n' Funky: Flower power.
Ruby's Rainbow. In the garden.
Penny's Paper - Crafty: Anything  Goes.
Whimsical Designs: Add green to your project.
Cute Cards Thursdays: Clean and simple.
Pixie's Crafty workshop:  Use your snippets.


Debbie said...

Very nice card Mrs A.
Lovely flowers and the colours are lovely.
Hey wondered if you had seen this technique before, I saw it at Anne's Wicked Designs blog and then a link to Splitcoast Stampers.
Go have a look and tell me what you think. I made two cards today using it and love it.


Faye said...


flowerdisco said...

very pretty and elegant card. you said you colored with the distress markers/pens. how do you like them?
i can't blend well with mine (tim holtz). you did a great job.
well, i came here to thank you for participating in the wd challenge this week, take care. we are very happy you did. :)

Margreet said...

Wow, they look so real, Mrs. A...the heading of your post drew my attention...have you ever been in the Netherlands?
XXX Margreet

Papercraft By Carole said...

What a gorgeous image, and beautifully coloured. Tulips are such a lovely Spring flower. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxxx

Di said...

Wow, fabulous Mrs A!! At first I thought you'd decoupaged the tulip heads as they look really 3D - gorgeous colours too. Love the little ribbon bow too.

I used to love visiting the bulbfields when we lived in Germany (many years ago). What amazed me were the big garlands of flower heads you could buy to decorate your car for the trip home. It seemed quite sad but of course the bulbs were being grown on to multiply rather than for the flowers - which were glorious.

Here endeth today's history lesson :)

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

I forgot to say - how uncanny that Debbie (top comment) has been trying triple stamping too - ha, bet her results were straighter than mine!

Di xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,a gorgeous image .xxx

Donna said...

Morning Mrs A, gorgeous card and such a scrummy CAS design. It's really cheered me up this morning and reminds me that spring is just around the corner (it'snowing here...again) I hope you have a fab weekend :) Donna ♥ x

Sandra H said...

Mrs A this is beautiful the colour of the Tulips is lovely and l like how you have placed the bow too its gorgeous enjoy your weekend x

DaileyScrapper said...

Love the tulip. You did a great job.
Thank for joining us at Whimsical Designs.

Unknown said...

Very sweet card. Tulips are my fav!! Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Designs:)

Catherine said...

Your card is really lovely Valery Anne ! I love the colours you have put together... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

MagsB said...

What lovely tulip! I love the bright orange mats and the sweet bow. What a cheerful Spring card - all we need now is weather to match!

love Mags B x

Ang C said...

Beautiful tulips!

Thankyou for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "In The Garden" challenge

Hope to see you again soon,

Ang x

Basslady said...

a beautiful card! i love tulips!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Cards By MI said...

A wonderful card with my favourite flower. How did you know? LoL I looks stunning. Thanks for playing with us over at Crafty Card Makers in my blooming challenge.
Love n hugs

Sarn said...

Absolutely LOVELY card Mrs A. Your colouring-in is great, and I love that little bow. xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

I've been, I've been! And yes, very much worth a visit. And I have a little Delft clog the very colour of your bow. Gorgeous card,

Liz x

Hettie said...

Oooo! Pwetty twolips Mrs A!
Only saw the ones at the Flower Market when we were in Hamsterjam!

Judith said...

What a fabulous card -I love this image and that littl ebow finished=s it to perfection - thank you so much for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs judith x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Delightfully pretty and perfectly CAS! Hugs, Lesley

MaryH said...

Congrats on your win of the stamps, and you did a beautiful card. Great thought to add the chalks over the markers. (wouldn't have thought to try that! Thanks for the inspiration). Another idea on the sentiment upcycle. I'm really likin' all these upcycle ideas. Your orange mat was the perfect color with these beautiful tulips...the card really 'wowed' in the color department. TFS

scrappymo! said...

Your tulips are gorgeous and look almost real. Great colouring girl!

They do look like a Delph bouquet with the addition of the blue gingham bow! Love the UPcycling!

Laurian said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



fionalawlor said...

What a fabulous CAS card! The little bow is so sweet with the flowers :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "Blooming Image" challenge.
Fiona x

Sharon said...

Fab card, love the CAS look of it. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x

Dora said...

beautiful card. I was looking aroud on your blog and see this one. a tulip. beautiful stamp and you coloured it so well.
and I read the titel"keukenhof". I thought you wright you have been there? awesume, I live in Holland and.....I never have been there to see the flowers. but I know that is amazing to see.
have a nice day.