Monday, 11 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Hi! I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets overwhelmed with all the Christmas stuff, not just the (self-imposed) pressure of making so many Christmas cards (yeah, I know, I should start in June! But I never do...), but all of it! It's been a bit of a struggle to pick myself up and get used to going back to work. But I finally got round to making a card, the first this year :)

This was inspired by the Flourish challenge over at Less Is More, this week's Muse challenge, and the One-Layer Simplicity challenge The Sky's The Limit. I masked a panel, stamped the flower image, and used ink dusters to create the background. I added small gems to the flowers.





I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Less is More: "One Layer - Flourish"

Muse - inspired by the curly flowers and the panel section












One-Layer Simplicity: "The Sky's The Limit" - the flower is reaching for the sky :)

Sweet Stampin': "Flowers"

Pink Gem Challenge: "Female Birthday"


18 comments:

Paddington fan said...

Happy New Year! Wow, what a fab card to start 2016, I love the soft ink dusted background and the bold flourish stamp together!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin'
Love Jacky x

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

This is such a beautiful card! Happy New year!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love your background.

Ardyth said...

Beautiful sponged background! Love the softness! So glad you joined Muse this week! (and as for Christmas cards, don't forget that Muse: ChristmasVisions will be starting up in March - one Christmas card a week should take care of that last minute panic! lol!)

Debbie said...

Love this simple yet stunning card, love masking off and doing this on the background. Thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

Rachel Jolley said...

Good to see you back, happy New Year! Elegant, soft and so lovely!

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous inking and stamping...... and I just realized we used the same stamp!

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

I love this - it's so pretty and elegant. Thank you for sharing your card in our 'Flowers' challenge and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Linda said...

This is beautiful. Love your background.

Chrissie said...

This is a fabulous one layer card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Flourishing perfectly here and what a super pretty combination of blended colours, thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Anne said...

Super background for your flourish!
Thank you so much for your entry
Anne
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

Love that background it just makes the flourish pop off your card at you...just beautiful!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Love that background it just makes the flourish pop off your card at you...just beautiful!x

Neets B said...

Love your inked panel and that oh so petty flourish.
Thanks for sharing at Less is More and Muse this week, Anita x

Greta said...

So beautiful! We both flipped the panel's orientation--great minds think alike--haha!

Heather said...

I love your pretty backgrounds behind that gorgeous flourish stamp.

Aileen (mum) said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the colours you have used, your blending is perfect, sensational.