Thursday, 10 September 2015

Grungy Flowers

I'm back! This is my first post since I went off on holiday, the five of us (hubby and three offspring- can't really say children anymore!) were lucky enough to be able to get away for a three week whirlwind tour of Florida, finishing with some theme park fun days out in Orlando. It was a ball! Now I've had a good break I really enjoyed an afternoon of crafting earlier this week when everyone went back to school, work, university etc. I made three cards but I've just got one to share this morning, it's for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches

I had a little extra help too, from the colour palette at The Colour Throwdown

I used a stamp set from Visible Image for this one. If you know me you'll know I don't do floral very often or very well, so this stamp set caught my eye as a bit grungy and alternative. See what you think...

A purist might say that a CAS card is no place for embellishments and, on the whole I agree, but these little brads from Stampin Up just matched so perfectly and I thought they added something to the card, rather than detract from it. I just love the little Kraft coloured butterfly! There is plenty of white space too 

I also used Work Of Art to stamp the 'buds' beneath the brads. The sentiment is from Blooming Marvellous and I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it in just the right position. 

I used Kraft card as a mat and added a simple scored frame. I hope that, like me, you find some time to craft in this coming week and I look forward to seeing those sketch inspired cards over at the challenge blog.


  1. This is gorgeous Louise and so you - I love it xx

  2. The abstract floral design is really cool - and I think the minimalistic brads are perfectly OK for your CAS card!

  3. What a great design! Love how you used the brads here. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

  4. Stunning! Love everything about your card and the Visible Image stamp is fab too.

  5. What a fun and artsy CAS design! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  6. Fun flower set!! Great use of the colors! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

  7. Wow, great interpretation of the sketch! Love the colours and the brads!

  8. Love this take on the sketch - your grungy flowers are super. x


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