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Monday, 11 December 2017

flower power (by Veronica)

 Today I am sharing some of the flower samples for the recent shows on Hochanda - something cheerful to brighten a very cold (but not yet snowy) day.

My first one uses the lovely hanging fuchsia stamp, simply stamped in grey versafine in the top corner of a 7" square card blank, and coloured with watercolour pencils. The greeting using black versafine was stamped in the bottom corner - I used a stamp press to make sure I got it straight.

I also used the stamp press to create the wreath on the next card, using a 7" square of white card as the base. I used two of the small foliage stamps from the lily set inked in iced spruce and peeled paint distress inks, then added the small solid fuchsia stamp using picked raspberry distress inks. The greeting stamped in grey ink in the centre.
The 8" square card blank was sponged with hickory smoke distress ink and randomly stamped using the small foliage stamp used in peeled paint foer the wreath.

 My final card used the big hyacinth stamp, stmaped in black versafine onto white card, and coloured with watercolour pencils. I edged the card with purple ink - think it was dusty concord distress ink - before mounting it onot a 7"x5" white card blank that i had coloured with distress oxide inks and spritzed with water then blotted to give a marbled effect.
Greeting stamped onto a spare piece of white card and edged with the purple ink before mounting in the corner.

We all really enjoyed using these versatile sets of flower stamps, there are some beautiful samples from my teamies still to be shown..........


  1. Great idea to use the mini stamps for a wreath Veronica! xx

  2. Adorable both, love the idea of the wreath with the little flowers!

  3. Three gorgeous cards Veronica, and I love the fuchsias used on their own and in that beautiful wreath, and the hyacinth is perfect with that bright pink/purple background and a lovely sentiment to finish. x

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  5. Beautiful cards, clever use of the worker stamps on the second one. Love the fine detail on that hyacinth stamp.

  6. Gorgeous cards Veronica, love the designs.
    Linda xxx

  7. Absolutely beautiful cards Veronica, your colours and colouring are wonderful, Kate x

  8. Your colouring is lovely, tfs.

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