Sunday, 6 March 2016

Celebrate Spring with Flowers!

Well, the nights are getting lighter, the daffodils are in bud, so it must nearly be spring, mustn't it?! We're still shivering in the cold up here in Scotland, there is snow on the hills all around us, but it can't be far away now, can it? One of the things I love most about spring is the appearance of all the spring flowers with their beautiful colours which chase away the gloom of winter. So what better theme for Stamping Sensations March Challenge than

* * * * * FLOWER POWER * * * * *

Anything floral is what we'd like to see, but please do remember that, being a stamping challenge, we need to see a stamped image as the focal element of your project if you want it to be eligible for the prize or a top 3 spot.

And it is a super prize this month! Making a welcome return as our sponsor is Be Creative (see all their details on the Challenge Blog), who have donated no fewer than six of their stunning top quality paper pads, and four packs of pearl and gem embellishments for the lucky winner! These really are the best quality, and the designs on all the paper pads are simply gorgeous.

I've used one of my favourite papers from the Be Creative pads for my card. I just love the colours on this design, and the roses and butterflies.

The Crafty Individuals bicycle stamp with its flower basket came to mind when I was thinking of what to put on the card, and the Be Creative bottle caps just fitted the wheels! Two Prima flowers became the spokes, with Craftwork Cards Candi as the hubs. The bicycle, Prima flowers and Candi were all coloured with Be Creative alcohol markers.

The bicycle was cut out with a Go Kreate die, and a butterfly cut from one of the Be Creative papers was added. The Hobby Art sentiment was, I thought, rather appropriate.

There's lots more inspiration over on the Challenge Blog, and I can't wait to see all your gorgeous floral creations!


brenda said...

Very much your colours Lynne and have to confess that although I'm not a blue person normally, have used these papers quite a lot. Clever use of the bottle tops on the cycle, very effective.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lynne and how clever of you to use the bottle caps for bicycle wheels. The colours just all co-ordinate beautifully and I love the sentiment too X

Joan said...

Lovely card Lynne, love the bottle top wheels


Sally H said...

A wonderful card, Lynne! I love the colours and the bike wheels are gorgeous! Think I need that stamp, lol!

Maxine D said...

Oh Lynne this I so beautiful - love your bicycle wheels!!

Dora said...

I love the paper that you have used. that is beautiful. your whole card is beautiful.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful creation Lynne, thanks for giving us your step by step description too, nothing more frustrating than zero information

Thanks so much for sharing, and popping over, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Tracy said...

Hi Lynne
This is gorgeous, beautiful colouring and I love the design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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