Saturday, 3 April 2010

Easter Flowers

Here's a little card to wish you all a Very Happy Easter or if you don't celebrate Easter, Happy Holidays.

Twas made for The Craft Barn DT using fellow teamy Kay Carley's stamp set aspects of Design Funky flowers

I stamped the background using the smaller flower in the set and a few of the swirls  and then created the background for the topper in the same way.  The flowers, I stamped and embossed onto parchement a few times, coloured them with TH Broken China  then cut them out and shaped and layered them onto the card.

I dont use coloured embossing powder anymore, just use briliance inks and clear powder. I find it gives a better image as any powder that sticks to the card is clear and therefore not too noticable and the inks are such strong pigments that they give great definition.

The ribbon was coloured using shimmer mists made from TH reinkers and cosmic shimmer. All the products are available at The Craft Barn

Have a Lovely Holiday
x Michelle


Vicky said...

I thought those stamp's looked familiar, I love Kay's designs...I have a fair few Aspect of design sheet's
I really must dust them off.
I love this card...the colours are gorgeous, you have done a fab with the flower's...I love TH Broken China, my other fav is Rusty Hinge...
Stunning effect with the layering of the flower's

Jude said...

Ooh, lovely flowers! Have a happy Easter! xx

Sarita said...

This is so beautiful Michelle, I love your parchment flowers and the intensity of the colours.
Have a fab Easter,
Love Sarita xx


Hi Michelle - another fabulous card - love the effect of the flowers stamped onto parchment then decoupaged - the petals really stand out. Gorgeous choice of colours too.
Thanks for visiting tonight - (well, I guess it's not too far from Grassington to Leeds)!
Have a happy Easter Sunday.
Love, Sylvia x

Fiona said...

Lovely work Michelle, the flowers look so vibrant the way you have coloured and decoupaged them. Thanks for the heads-up about TT, I hadn't thought about that.
Happy Easter

Debbie Dolphin said...

hi michelle-beautiful card and the colours youve used.perfect for spring.hope you have a fab easter xxx
love debbie xx

craftimamma said...

A Happy Easter to you too Michelle. This card is wonderful. The colours are beautiful and I love the parchment flowers. The whole effect is really pretty.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I really value your comments.

Lesley Xx

Sally H said...

wow,wow, wow! That is one stunning card! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog. Pop over there as there is a little something for you. Happy Easter!

chrissy o said...

lovely work
chrissy o

Virginia said...

Loving the flowers - gorgeous card design it really 'pops' - hope you have a happy Easter Michelle

georgina said...

this is lovely Michelle, have a lovely easter my friend, luv georginaxx

Teri said...

That's lovely hun - the colours are gorgeous!!
Teri x

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful gentle and serene very clearly yours. love it.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Michelle, stunning colours.

Sandra said...

Hi Michelle. Oooo such a pretty card, Love it! I'm with you on using clear powder and coloured inks, I've been crafting like that for ages.
Hope you are having a great Easter weekend.
Sandra x

lisa said...

Happy Easter to you and yours Michelle.
I love what you've done with this card. Those funky flowers are wonderful to work with aren't they and you've chosen my favourite colours!!
I use coloured inks and clear embossing too as I've always struggled with coloured EP. I use the coloured for triple embossing instead, much more fun and less stress!!


Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Michelle, the colours are fab and the flowers are so the blue lace :) Donna x

Tammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful flowers and colors!! ...Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Hugs, Tammy

PatR said...

Another fabulous card Michelle. The colours and the flowers are absolutely gorgeous.

Caroline said...

beautifull card Michelle, hope you had a fab easter break xx