Sunday, 7 April 2019

Challenge Card - 03/2019 - Marigolds

Hello & Happy Sunday

Since my last post I've been busy. Not crafting. I wish! But it's been a whirlwind of hospital appointments, craft group afternoon and a trip south to Castle Douglas. It's exhausting so I took yesterday to recover. And today I'm fit to play again. Not that I made this card today. No, it's another  'one I made earlier' for last month's UKPC Swap - the challenge was to include the colour orange.

I like orange but I must admit it's not a colour I use often. However, when I think of orange I do inevitably think of marigolds. Easy to grow - just sprinkle a packet of seeds around and you have marigolds for life - bright and cheerful. They're also edible - nice in salads. So marigolds it had to be.Not that I have a stamp of marigolds. I did search through my stamp stash but the nearest I found were these daisies so they had to do.

Supplies used:
- cardstock - white A6 card base; orange satin finish cardstock for layering; white card from Craft Sensations Mixed Paper Block for stamping
- stamping - 2 Daisies by Rubbernecker; bee and greeting from a Rare Earth Spring stamp set from Issue 130, Papercrafter
- watercolouring - Spectrum Aqua Artist's Markers in shades of orange, yellow and green 
- embellishment - Vicki Boutin Texture Paste Iridescent Glitter

My camera struggled to catch the iridescent glitter paste but it really does add a beautifully textured shimmer to both the flowers and the bees wings. I used a small paint brush to apply it, adding extra to the flower centres for more bling.

I trust you are all having a wonderful weekend. I've been doing a bit of sorting out in here and rediscovered my Stampendous Creative Palette - I can't remember the last time I used it! Surprisingly, it's still in perfect condition so I'm planning to have a play with it this afternoon and see what I come up with. If the results are good, I'll post a few photos here later.

In the meantime, you all take care and have a fabulously crafty week.


Jo said... the bright, bold orange x

Rita said...

So beautiful Elizabeth. I love Marigolds too. If Kate comes down could I maybe arrange a crafty day that you would be able to join us. I'll try and see you before then anyway as like you I have had Hospital and Dr's appointments. Hugs Rita xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Elizabeth, your card is beautiful, the floral image looks like a watercolour flower, and the colour is lovely. Love the little bee.
I'm hoping that I will be able to visit Rita and it will be lovely to meet you too, I just need to get organised and the weather to get better, Kate x