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Monday, 1 May 2017

Floral Frenzy at Countryview Challenges

Hello lovelies! How are you? I hope you are doing well. Its the first of May! How on earth did that happen? This year is running away already!

Time for a new challenge at Countryview Challenges - this time its flower power! I'm sure you'll find this one quite easy. I hope you can join in with us. You'll find the post to link up to and all the details plus my teamies inspiration here.

I have used some Kay Carley stamps from Paperartsy to make my card. I adore these stamps - I used aquatints, distress pens, crayons and brushos/infusions  to do the colouring.


Here's my card - I started by doing the stamping then coloured it all in. 
The stamps are used were from the following stamp sheets:
The sky and grass basic colours were done with aquatints in a wash. I then used a combination of brushos, infusions and distress crayon to colour the lower flowers. The dangling flowers were done with distress pens and a water brush.



a close up shows the dragonflies - I coloured then using indigoblu luscious powders mixed with water.

I do hope you can join us this month - there's a £20 voucher up for grabs!!


Big hugs

Rachel x

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Rachel! I love your colours and I love these stamps too! Big hugs

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  2. Such a bright and beautiful Spring flowered card Rachel, I'm so looking forward to seeing more flowers in the garden xxx

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  3. Hi dear Rachel..wow how pretty this is. The colours and flowers all work so well together. Happy May day xxx

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  4. Morning Rachel! WOW this is fabulous, love the colours and explosion of flowers.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Such a lovely card Rachel - you've really done those stamps proud - beautiful!

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  6. This is gorgeous Rachel, very lazy Summer afternoon! Enjoy the Bank Holiday xx

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  7. Gorgeous card Rachel love all the stamps and colours
    Carol x

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  8. Beautiful card Rachel...so bright and vibrant fabulous designing with all your stamps....xxxxx

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  9. Fabulous card Rachel. Filled with hope for future summer nights! X

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  10. The background is beautiful and I just that explosion of colour on the beautiful flowers! Hugs, Anne xx

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  11. Love these colours ! Fabulous !
    Corrie x

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  12. One of my fave Paper artsy set!! Great card, love your meadow Rachel, full of life!

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  13. This is beautiful Rachel, gorgeous colours - a fabulous card.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  14. Wonderful card, Rachel! I´m totally in love with these stamps and you used them in a perfect way!
    xx Evelyn

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Rachel, wonderful colours and design, love the flowers, Kate x

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  17. A lovely inky card and a beautiful floral design/

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  18. Wow Rachel this card is gorgeous, love the stamps and the gorgeous colours, even more stunning when you see it in the flesh

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  19. Wow so pretty Rachel, amazing all the different colour mediums you have used !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  20. Ah, just so beautiful, Rachel! Great coloring and design; I wish my garden looked like this! Hugs!

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  21. Oh Rachel! What a lovely stampscape! This is tremendous and so beautiful. Love it my friend! Hugs, Autumn

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  22. Cute Spring scene, I love all the flowers here! Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week!

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  23. This is beautiful. I saw it on CountryView Crafts blog and had to take a look!

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx