Tuesday, 9 August 2022


Here's our sketch for you this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I loved playing with this one.  I turned it round to suit my card.  I started off by using an Aallandcreate Stencil for my background stripes using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen and going over it to make it slightly darker for the stripes.

I've used some of Tracy Evan's stamps here again - the little watering can is from #437 and is called Watering Can lol!  I stamped it with Versafine Clair in Shady Lane and coloured it with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet - one of my favourite pink colours.  The flower is from another of her sets called Worded Petals #567.  I cut this one out - fussy cutting is not my forte lol - and coloured it with the same ink.

I stamped the little Fig.1 onto an old lolly stick and added it with dimensionals and added a touch of black twine behind the flower.

I am excited to tell you that I actually entered this card into our local summer show where they had a Greetings Card section and it won first prize.  That's the first time I've ever entered a competition and I was really proud! As I live in Wales you can see that the certificate is bi-lingual in English and Welsh. 

I'm adding this into the following challenges:

We Love Stamping - In my Garden
Allsorts - AG own background
Just Us Girls - Use a stencil 


Heather said...

This card is so fabulous, Fiona! Love all the little garden-y elements, and love the Welsh language! My family is in Dyfed, lol. Perfect warm colors, too!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely garden themed card, I love the vintage feel it has too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

Ellibelle said...

This turned out so beautifully with these pretty stamps and love the striped background in a watercolor look! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Allsorts challenge!

Bobby said...

Congratulations on your win, Fiona. You have put together a wonderful card design. I'm so glad you shared it with us at Just Us Girls.

Dena J said...

Congratulations! It IS a stunning card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.

coldwaters2 said...

This is so lovely thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x