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Monday, 16 December 2013

A Trio of Cornflowers (by Debbie)

In the middle of the rush towards the festive season, I have a card that reminds me of days walking through the fields during the Summer. It won't be long and the dark nights will start to get shorter. The flower single Clear Stamps are delightful to colour.
When I had stamped the Cornflower three times with Memento black, I did a search of Pinterest to find pictures of the flower, the colours are amazing. I coloured with alcohol pens, the same for all three then trimmed and mounted onto a blue card. I was a little stuck for a background as I didn't want it to be to fancy working against the flowers so I set too with the pens I'd used to colour the Cornflowers. With my glass matt and a ruler I drew lines with the fine tip of the pen creating a checked background. I started by drawing the darker blue at one centimetre intervals and five millimetres and then in between with the lighter blue and green pens. When finished I trimmed the background, added a sentiment and the stamped images, the centre flower is raised on foam pads.
Many thanks for visiting, Debbie.

5 comments:

  1. I love the way you created that plaid background - it does just what you intended. I particularly like your spacing & the w ay you integrated both the lighter & darker blues. The added dimension to that central panel is very effective & a lovely piece of designing.
    Paula (PEP)

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  2. What a great idea to add your own check background, it makes the perfect foil to the beautiful Cornflowers. I like the way the dark blue in the background is echoed in the mats you have used for the flowers. A really lovely card.

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  3. Such a beautiful stamp which you have coloured beautifully and what a fabulous and so clever idea for the background - I must try to remember that one as it will be very useful! TFS xx

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  4. Those flowers are delightful and I love the addition of the check background, very countryfied

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  5. Ooo me likes this very much, fresh and beautiful x

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