my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Fantastic Florals

It is a colour challenge at Less Is More this week and the colours are the colours of a bonfire, red and orange. I decided to use this image from the Chocolate Baroque plate, Fantastic Florals. I began by stamping the image onto paper and cutting out the square to use as a stencil for the back ground colouring. I positioned the stencil over my white square card slightly toward the top right hand side, and used DI in Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick and a little Aged Mahogany to fill it in. Next I removed the paper and stamped the image with Aged Mahogany over the inked background. I coloured a small piece of card to match and stamped the the butterfly corner of the stamp over it and cut out just the butterfly. I fixed this with silicon glue to raise it's wings a bit, just off the bottom left corner of the image to cover the smudge I made when trying to get the stamp in the right place.To finish the card I added an orange dotty ribbon tied down the left hand side. Thank you for taking a look, I really apreciate your comments. Jean.

I am also entering this for Stampavie and More; Anything Goes
                                and Make it Monday; Anything Goes.


  1. Beautiful card Jean. Lovely colour, so rich and warm. Dianne.

  2. Lovely Autumn colours again Jean. A very striking card. Guess what? I want to at least stamp a sentiment in that white space at the base. It's a good thing you know what I'm like! But it is still a lovely card. Kate x

  3. This is terrific Jean it looks so vibrant!
    Super card.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Ohhh Jean,I just love your gorgeous card,the colours really make you feel warm inside,and the stamps you've used are beautiful! I saw it at MIM and had to call by for a closer look. I'm off to check out your other creations now! TFS Julie.x

  5. Beautiful, the colours are gorgeous. Yvonne x

  6. I really love your card Jean it's inspiring me today. I'm from Australia and recently bought that set of stamps online- I didn't even notice the butterfly in the corner of the stamp I was looking at the set for the butterfly. I too have been making cards for almost 20 years and love it, find it's a therapy and fills in lots of alone hours and giving and receiving cards is a wonderful personal way of keeping in touch with my special friends and family. Have a beautiful day

  7. VERY striking card! AWESOME colours, saw your card on MIM xx

  8. A beautiful card Jean. Sue.x

  9. This is really fantastic! Love the image and the colours you've used!

    Thanks so much for entering SAM this time!

    Hugs, Kiki

  10. How beautiful Jean! I love the richness of the colours against the white!

    Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  11. This is gorgeous Jean! I love how you've blended these colours - they look beautiful together. Maria x

  12. Such beautifully rich colours - love this x