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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Flower Power Dream

Hello there! How are you today? I'm feeling a little tired this morning - we had a full on Rainbows session last night doing Mothers day cards and working on our Scarecrow for the upcoming festival - and then it was time to go off to the Village institute for drama group - we did a reading for the BFG. Both girls want to be in it this time!!!!!

Today i want to share with you a card I've made for the Clarity Flower Power Challenge - I wasn't aware of this challenge blog but as soon as I found it i knew i had to join in. I've combined the theme with the Sunday stamper dream challenge this week too. Here's my make:


I've used several Claritystamps to make this card - but let's start with the flower. This petal set was one from the Classroom series - I love it to pieces - I chose 4 different petal types and stamped them in versa mark and added a variety of wow powder colours before heat setting. Then I used mustard seed and spiced marmalade DI to colour the petals in before fussy cutting.


Next came the background - for which I used the good old gelli plate and some TH stencil letter to create the word dream - I even remembered to do the letters backwards to that it read right on the print!!!! I used a combination of red and yellow acrylic paints and also sequin waste to get the main print. I wanted to keep it quite zingy but relatively plain to allow the flowers to pop.


I used two more claritystamps to complete the background - the Blake verse and the word dream that came from another classroom set.  Then I added the flowers and a button. I hope you like my creation - I certainly enjoyed making it! I just love these bright in your face colours - wonderful!

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Clartiystampsclaritystampchallenge: Flower Power
Sunday Stamper:pinkleart Dream
Penny's pennyschallenges- fave colour combo orange/yellow and black
thats Craftythatscraftychallenges: Inky antics

Hope you have a good Thursday - I'm off to see my mum and dad - a bit of shopping to do then its back to the madness that is Thursday evening dancing lessons for my girls! At least we don't have Brownies tonight - that pleasure is being saved for Friday this week when they're doing an international fashion show. Lucy is Miss Pakistan and Penny is Miss Thailand!

Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you again soon!

Rachel xx



28 comments:

  1. Hi Rachel a stunning card, love the warm colours and pretty flowers. Look forward to seeing pictures of Miss Pakistan and Miss Thailand!! Susan xx

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  2. Good morning Rachel, fantastic card just love those bright colours.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

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  3. Love your colourful creation. Hugs, Claire x

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  4. Love this Rachel, very much my gorgeous bright colours

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  5. Gorgeous,fab colours and design.xxx

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  6. WOW! This is gorgeous Rachel. I love your design and the sunny colours are so beautiful.
    I hope you have a good day!
    hugs Sue xx

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  7. Morning Rachel, a wonderful bright card, and such a great use of Clarity Stamps...Thank you for joining in with our Challenge and good luck....Jo. X

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  8. Wow there's some hot colours going on there Rachel, just what we need to warm us up this morning. I love the card and those colourful flowers.

    Sue xx

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  9. I'm not an orange girl but this looks really bright and spring-like. Super card. Christine x

    PS Still unable to join as a follower but I will keep checking back. Meanwhile I am following by Bloglovin.

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  10. The flowers are gorgeous Rachel and I really love how you stamped the subtle word 'dream' at the bottom. Just a couple more days now!! Hugs, Anne x

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  11. A lovely bright and cheerful card Rachel, loving your gelli plate background!
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  12. Fabolous and so colourful. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and best of luck.

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  13. It's fab - so lovely and bright. Thank you for entering it into That's Crafty! Inky Antics challenge.

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  14. Really like that Rachel, it's lovely, bright and cheerful!

    Susan xx

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  15. Such a bright and cheerful sunny card Rachel I love this!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  16. HI sweetie, this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

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  17. Wonderful card Rachel, what fab colours and gorgeous images, hugs Kate x

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  18. This is a fabulous card Rachel, I love the gorgeous orange background.
    Pauline
    x

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  19. Oh wow this is amzing those colours are stunning hun hugs cheryl xx

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  20. Great card Rachel, I love the bright & cheery colours you've used!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  21. This looks fabulous Rachel and just love the colours. Great flowers
    x catherine

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  22. gorgeous love the bright flowers and great background -good luck to Penny and Lucy at the fashion show and drama groups
    carol x

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  23. There's definitely 'flower power' in this card Rachel. I love it! It's so vibrant. Have a good Friday. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  24. wow, eye scorching popping colour... love it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  25. A really striking background Rachel and it sets those flowers off beautifully.
    Thanks for joining in with our Inky Antics challenge at That's Crafty and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

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  26. A gorgeous card Rachel. Lovely colours, flowers and background.
    Mags
    x

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  27. Nice mix of colours! thanks for joining penny s challenge this week! Steph DT

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