Carnations for Mother's Day

Another inky card to share ... this time using worn lipstick with a touch of milled lavender distress inks sponged through an art stencil to create my abstract background before over stamping the carnations in black, adding colour to the flowers with a water brush again with DIs.

Some of the colour block edges were masked so I could stamp just small parts of the carnations in a lighter grey ink before drawing around each block with a fine tip marker pen to make the whole design pop.  My stamped sentiment fitted perfectly too.  The background panel was cut down slightly with a deckle edge to fit my card base, again edged in marker pen.

I've used - 13.5 cm sq card blank; Claritystamp abstract squares art stencil; Claritystamp carnation stamp; Distress Inks; mag freebie sentiment stamps


I'm playing along this week with The Paper Players: PP384 - A Colour Challenge - any shade of pink

Thank you for visiting - I'd love you to leave a comment if you have time - Steph x

Comments

  1. WOW this is stunning Steph, beautiful design Emma

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  2. I love the stencilled background. It's very dramatic and a great backdrop for that lovely carnation. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

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  3. Steph, I love your stencilled background and that fabulous flower. Your placement of the sentiment was genius! so glad you joined us at the paper Players this week
    jaydee

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  4. Your background is awesome...such a creative and pretty card! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

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