Thursday, 25 February 2010

Riot of Petals and messy fingers!



This week Wendy has set the Tanda Teaser and she has chosen 'Riot of Petals' as her theme. Just perfect timing as I had to make my mother-in-law's birthday card last night. Her favourite flowers are pansies so my personal challenge was to use the same PSX stamp to make a card that was different to all the previous ones using the same stamp!

While I was doing the messy inky part I remembered reading on Zoe's blog that the Tuesday Taggers wanted to see our messy fingers this week so I grabbed my camera in one hand and photographed the other...have to say I usually get messier than this, and the kitchen counter was nowhere near as chaotic as it usually gets!

To make the card I selectively inked the pansy flowers/leaves with Marvey pens, stamped them onto watercolour paper, and then used a damp brush to fill the petals with colour. I cut the leaves and flowers out and arranged them in two panels on my card. The sentiment, Lost Coast Designs, was stamped using the same pen as the flowers.


Just as an afterthought I've just included pics here of other cards made using the same stamp in the past..it just goes to show how many different cards can be made using the same stamp when chosen wisely.

The first two use the same technique as the card above, the last one is actually some pressed pansies from my garden, but the background was done using the whole stamp and the watermark technique with versamark.








9 comments:

Michelle said...

Gorgeous Sue, Fab stamping, great colours a perfect entry. Thanks for getting messy with TT this week.
x Michelle

Jill said...

Gorgeous card, really love those flowers. Thanks for joining in TT this week. Jill

Sally H said...

wonderful cards! Love those colours. Thanks for sharing at TT this week!

PatR said...

Great card. Love the colour and flowers. Thanks for playing along with TT this week.
Pat xx

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card Sue so clever, did you see that TT has a sponsor this week,Craft Barn its a random draw all you have to do is add a link to Craft Barn to qualify! Thanks for getting messy with us this week. Zoe x

whatspeaks2myheart said...

A gorgeous card! My grandmother always loved the cousin of the pansy, a viola, since that was her name. I always think of her when I see their happy faces! TFS and thanks for getting messy with us at TT this week! Paula

Avril Ann said...

Fab Messy project, Sue, I love it, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

ps CDM are looking for flowers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

xxNikkixx said...

Gorgeous card ....thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Gorgeous Sue - I am loving that PSX stanp!