Tuesday 26 May 2015

May flowers

Hi there
I've left it quite late this month to get my May entry in to The Craft Barn calendar challenge.  This month the theme is Magenta and Flowers.  I struggled a bit as it wouldn't be my preferred colour scheme or subject, but it's good to have a challenge.  I've used the faux watercolour technique of inking the stamps and spritzing with water before stamping on watercolour paper.  To add a bit of depth I added a bit of lighter stencilling. 

Thank you for taking a look.

Materials used:
Joy! Vintage Flourish Clear Stamps:  flower/leaf 2, flower/leaf 3, flower/leaf 4
Crafters Workshop stencil: mini butterfly meadow
Distress Ink: spun sugar, picked raspberry, seedless preserves, shabby shutters, 
mowed lawn, pine needles


  1. That is a beautiful page - I love the watercolour effect you've created, it goes so well with the stamps you've chosen.

  2. Its a lovely page, my garden looks just like this at the moment with lots of different shades of pink and purple but minus the dragonfly lol

  3. Love the scene you've created - such a bright and cheerful garden!!

  4. Lovely technique to use, flowers are so much nicer in COLOURS! You are right about the stencilling, it works very well in the background

  5. This is lovely, doesn't look like you struggled at all! thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  6. It's very lovely, Claire, and can you gess , my fave shade ever...magenta! :-)


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