Friday, July 21, 2017

Sweet Pea

This card all came about because I saw a post on Jennifer Mcguires blog for adding score lines for interest on your cards using your Scor-Pal (very nearly typed in Pay Pal , that would have been a first!!) so I just had to have a go myself. I thought that using a coloured card base would show the lines up more so I found an odd peach coloured card and had a play.

I was trying to be clever by having a circle in the centre and the grid lines coming from it but I wasn't happy with the result which looked too much.  I did have a vague idea of covering up with a fresh circle on top but it got abandoned on my desk overnight. Looking at it this morning with fresh eyes I suddenly thought if I'm going to cut a new  circle why not just cut the circle out of the card front, so I did! Then I had the problem of finding a flower stamp to fit inside the circle but nothing worked so I abandoned that idea and went instead with using this Woodware stamp 'Sweet Pea' (had it for several years but this is only it's second outing) on the inside of the card and then lining up and stamping on the front over the cut out.
Coloured the image in using my Marvy LePlume II water colour pens by scribbing the colours down onto an acrylic block and using a damp paint brush to pick up the colour.  Here's a close up of the inside of the card.
I had intended to add the wording on the inside  but I noticed a brown blemish in the card front so I stamped over to hide. 

With the card open showing the circle cut out. 

Entering into the following challenges:
Less Is More #336/337 OLC coloured cardbase (I  used just one layer albeit  with a circle cut out)

AAA Cards #94 OLC coloured card base(I have used just one layer albeit with a circle cut out)

Pile It On #132 Primary colours and/or something beginning with S (Sweet Pea)
Artistic Inspirations #183 Anything goes with additional twist of use summer colours
Creative Ladybirds Creations #28 Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts #1 Anything goes
Get Creative #60 CAS
Love To Craft #12 Anything goes
Love To Scrap #99 Anything goes.
Addicted To Stamps #251 Anything goes.


Tracie Pond said...

Beautiful delicate florals. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

Barb said...

Oh that's something new. It's a good way of adding interest to the card front and I love that stamp. A very pretty card Mrs. A Barbxx

Aquarius said...

Well it all came out right in the end - had to smile at your explanations along the way. I'd forgotten all about using the score board for adding lines - have done it before but not for ages, might do it again soon! Very pretty stamp.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

very pretty card :) love those florals

Lia said...

What a clever idea and I love the way you did this on your card.
Lia xx

AlisonC said...

That is a clever idea and very accurate stamping. Fresh and pretty. x

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautifully coloured sweet peas. Inspired design. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card I love those flowers they are beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A I am back again this time to thank you for joining us at Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog Anything Goes Challenge 1. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Esther said...

Wonderful! So creative and eye catching with that circle cut out and the gorgeous stamping and colouring inside. Really fab :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Neets B said...

A great layout design and I love that sweetpea image. So glad you persevered with it, and I love the unusual peach coloured base.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Jane said...

Clever design feature with the flowers spilling over the circle cut out. Pretty card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Mac Mable said...

Such a clever and effective idea. The flowers are so very pretty x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a very beautiful card and such a pretty design too.
Love that stamped image it's gorgeously created.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Glad it is not only me that has these type of problems I have said this just lately in a post I have already done or prepared, but I have loads and loads of dies and I can never find one that fits the image I want to use, so frustrating.
Do like the idea of the score lines though for interest on a plain background. Lovely flowers too.
Have a good weekend.

Kath x

Julia said...

That's really nice - lovely colours! I love sweet peas! xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous colours and colouring! It turned out a really lovely card! Hugs xxxxxxx

Izzy Scrap said...

What a great and clever design ! And I love the sweet pea image so beautifully coloured ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card Mrs A., love the color shades and design! Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap! Hope to see you again!
Sherry x - DT for Love To Scrap
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

Inkyfingers said...

What fabulous techniques Mrs A! I love how the image is inside/outside and the scoring is so stylish.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Cara said...

Well you ended up with a gorgeous card after all those issues! It looks stunning x

Sue said...

This is lovely Mrs A despite all the troubles you had! It's really pretty huggles Sue xx

Cobnut Crafter said...

It sounds like this design was a bit of a journey but the end result is so pretty and I love the way you have coloured the sweet peas. Quite beautiful. x Anne

Bonnie said...

A beautiful bouquet of sweet peas!

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card, love the pretty bouquet :)
Hugs, Kaz xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fantastic card, love the design with the beautiful scoring on the front. The image peeking out of the circle frame is so lovely coloured! Well done!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful sweetpeas one of my favourite flowers and a great idea with the scored lines -----Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap
Carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

Hi just popping back to say----Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
Carol DT x
sorry for the late comment

koi seo said...

Love your CAS card, the hand drawn lines really finish it off beautifully x