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.