Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Blooming Spring Meadows

Today's card was inspired by the 'Spring Walk' theme of this week's Less is More Challenge. I tried to create a kind of 'Polaroid' photo image that might have been taken of some wild flowers seen on a Spring walk. I used my Hero Arts 'Blooming Meadows' stamp...inked up with various colours of Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint & Lucky Clover), then spritzed with water and stamped on to a piece of card that I'd given a light watercolour wash (using Stormy Sky &Broken China Distress Inks) to give a blue sky background. I trimmed the image down then distressed the edges a little before matting it on to a plain piece of white card to look like an instant photo. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Handwritten Borders' set by Simon Says Stamp...I only inked the word part of the stamp.


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15 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

So pretty Helen - the colours are lovely against the pale blue background.

Izzy Scrap said...

This is so fresh and so beautiful Helen ! I really would love to have a walk in this beautiful flowered spring field ! Love also how you framed it ! A very gorgeous card and great technique. Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

brenda said...

It's just beautiful Helen and you have certainly captured the Spring Meadow feel, thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Esther said...

So creative and beautiful! It really has the feel of a Polaroid - so effective! Loving the bright colours and soft lines of the watercolour. A really fab card. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Sandra H said...

Such a pretty card Helen x

Susan said...

Such a beautiful card. Love those wildflowers, so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

cotnob said...

A pretty card Helen, lovely spring flowers.
Pauline
Crafting with Cotnob
x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply stunning and oh so elegant! Lovely use of colour and those fresh wild flowers are completely springlike. Thanks so much for playing with us at Less is More this week. x

Joan said...

Beautiful card with such pretty colours, love the wildflowers and how you have framed them

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

Joan

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Helen. I love this stamp and your colouring.

Lynne K said...

So simple, yet so pretty and effective! Love it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Sharon said...

Exquisite way to use that wildflower stamp Helen, it looks amazing with all those rich and vibrant colours. Yes, you really did achieve the polaroid look too. So clever! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

The Little Stamper said...

I love your card and I think you have done a really great job of creating the polaroid effect that you were after.

Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky for our In the Garden challenge this week.

Sharon x

Pat K said...

Beautiful spring books on this lovely card Helen.
Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

Michelle said...

What a pretty meadow you've created! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!