Sunday, 29 August 2010

Allsorts - Park Inspiration

Good morning,

The challenge at Allsorts this week is to to get some inspiration from a garden or park and let that show in your work.

Gardens mean flowers to me and if I go to a park I love to see all the wonderful beds full of beautiful plants.
I've used a stamp by Penny Black 4035K 'letters and flowers'. I love this stamp but sometimes feel a bit limited by it as it is a silhouette stamp, so I decided to stamp the image in a light colour so that I could watercolour over it using Derwent Graphitint pencils. I chose memento "London Fog" ink stamped onto watercolour card and I'm really pleased with the results.  I've kept the card simple again to highlight the image. The little butterflies are the small ones from a Martha stewart Butterfly trio punch.
I hope you are enoying the weekend.
Hugs, Clare xx


Anonymous said...

I think I would award this card first prize in any contest. It's just my idea of perfection.........perfect image, colors, background. I just love it. Thanks for sharing.

Jules said...

Hi Clare

I know what you mean about this stamp .. .. it is so beautiful on its own that it hardly needs anything else alongside does it.

Love your London Fog stamping - just perfect for images such as these!

Congratulations on your new DT post by the way. Great theme. After all we have far more "old" stamps than "new" ones LOL!!!

Enjoy the Bank Holiday.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card Clare.

Tracy said...

A beautiful creation, love the image, so gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Irene said...

Hello Clare

What a fabulous card, I love the soft colours and that gorgeous stamp.


Debs said...

Beautiful card Clare - I love how you have watercoloured the image.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
I am so looking forward to working with you on the new challenge blog too.
Take care & enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Violets Corner said...

Beautiful card Clare! Love the colouring!


Kristel said...

A lovely card Clare! Really sweet!
Hugs Kristel

Donna said...

Beautiful card Clare, love the elegant image :) Donna x

Annie said...

Clare, this card is just gorgeous! I love the stamp and how you coloured - so pretty and delicate, and then a simple style to show it off - did I say I love it!
hugs, annie x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare, thats stunning a really simple design but with a fabulous result. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

pinky said...

Very pretty card Clare, love that stamp and the colourways are perfect.

Anonymous said...

So pretty are not my strong point at all, been searching blogs for ages to try annd get some pointers and inspiration, thanks for sharing this idea, love it

liza said...

fab card clare,love how you have coloured the flowers what a lush stamp
love n hugs

Danielle said...

Beautiful Clare! Gorgeous colours and the stamped image is exquisite! The 3 butterflies are such a sweet touch!
Hugs, Danielle

Mummylade said...

you've done a fantastic job with this stamp. I'm so glad you joined my garden challenge at Allsorts this week, good luck!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Clare.

Hugs Riet.xx

lisa said...

Hi Clare

This is gorgeous. I too love this stamp having bought it after being inspired by Jules but haven't used it much, as like you say it's hard ti inject some colour. I love what you've done here and must try it and the ghosting technique on your previous post looks stunning too.
Hugs Lisax

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Clare this is beautiful that image is stunning.
Lorraine x

Juls said...

so gorgeous and elegant! love the dlight vintage feel to it! Hugs Juls

Fleur said...

Hi Clare, trhis is so beautiful. the image is great & perfect colours
Looking forward to working with you on the new blog too.
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Paula Gale said...

Clare, this is a beautiful card. You did really well with the colouring to say its a silhouette stamp.

Good luck in the challenge.

Paula x x x

brenda said...

A really super card, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

p.s: Did you know we are looking for new DT memebrs at our sister challenge Penny Black at Allsorts