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Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Technique Challenge #2 - DIY Flowers.

Here's a little extra for this week, I'm hoping to get back into blogging a bit more... we'll see!


Over on Clare Curd's Signature Range Blog they have a technique challenge to make your own flowers. I bought some of the clear stamps from the range so thought I would have a go at the challenge.

I decided to use the paisley stamp to hopefully create what should look like a Crocus style flower, I don't think I've ever seen a flower with button antennas though ha ha!! All the stamps are from the same range, and the cardstock used was Docrafts Coredinations and coloured with Lyra Aquacolours.


I decided to do another one this afternoon, I liked the first one but the yellow wasn't really to my taste, I prefer the colours on this one. My flowers are simply made using the clear stamps with some card candy popped on top. All the stamps are from the same range.

I'm having a bit of trouble with inky fingers whilst making this type of card, I think it's because the ink is drying slower on the Bazzill card stock so I think I'll have to emboss them before I tear my hair out he he!!


A bit of a different style for me, I'm experimenting at the moment...

Love Becky xx

18 comments:

tracy said...

oooohhh I like this Becky its so different and really effective, simly gorgeous!
Tracy x

Jac said...

Wow Becky, that is amazing,it looks really good, experimenting is obviously working for you. xx

Wendy said...

Two amazing cards Becky
Wendy x

Riet said...

wowww Becky,what a beautiful cards,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Lia said...

hi becky,
both of your cards are so lovely I love the sweet colors
hugs lia

crafting diva said...

Hi Becky wow both cards are fab must have a go at this challenge see what I can come up with great idea and love the colour tones togther.

CraftyC said...

These are gorgeous Becky, loce the colours and beautiful stamps!
Clairex

Debbie said...

Two gorgeous cards Becky, I love how you have used the stamps to create the funky flower and the butterfly and both colour combos are fabulous. Debbie x

mueppi said...

Two wonderful cards, Becky!!
I love the flowers and butterfly and all other details!
Hugs Gisela

Kath said...

gorgeous cards Becky....love the flower made out of the paisley swirls....thanks for joining in the fun this week at Stampin Chic
Hugs Kath xxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Becky these are fantastic!
Love your papers and those flowers are so gorgeous!
So great to see you on a Wednesday!
hugs
kim x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous cards Becky...love them both,the butterfly looks lovely,sometimes it's nice to experiment...i call it playing...lol,
Take care
San xx

Poppy said...

lovely card,great colours.
poppy

kim-paperbabe said...

Great DIY flowers Becky, so creative you've done two beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us this week ♥ HuGs Kim

Clare said...

Whata great original idea! love the colours you've used too! Thanks for joining in the fun over on the Stampin'Chic blog. Love, Clare x ps sorry for my late comment, I was away last week. x

deifen said...

Stunning cards Becky-I love how you've used the paisley stamp!!I've love these stamps too and they're so versatile!Well done you!
Hugs,
Dei x

Jill said...

2 gorgeous card Becky, I love your creative style, the flowers look amazing hugs JIll xx

Alison said...

Stunning card Becky, love them