One stamp, one colourway, four variations #2

Here are the other two cards I made with the Daisy Gerbera stamp and the yellow and grey colour scheme.

This one was supposed to have 6 hexagons for CAS-ual Fridays’ sixth birthday but I needed more to make the design right…

hexagon

So it’s entered for

Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

and Stamplorations MAY CAS challenge (Feminine enough for me – but depends how you interpret feminine colours!)

Finally, an even more minimal design, with just a silver frame thrown in.

frame

(edited to put the final version in which has the sentiment)

I’ll enter this one in Simon Says Stamp It’s a Frame Up

Today’s haiku:

Feeling very chilled
Soft colours help mindfulness
Making cards is calm!

One stamp, one colourway, four variations

I got a bit carried away. I started trying out the “Kissing” stamp technique for Time Out’s challenge and then I moved into Less is More’s colours of yellow and grey and I could hardly stop.

So here is the first of the cards, with the Daisy Gerbera Stamp “kissed” with a L’Aquarelle background., watercolour pen grey, ColorBox Cat’s Eye ink pads from the bright stack – yellow and marigold.

sending sunshine

This one didn’t come out quite as I expected, but I think I like it better.

It follows the sketch from CASE(E) this Sketch

and is also entered in Watercooler Wednesday’s Feminine Anything Goes challenge from Heidi  🙂

   

Then I tried another variation – very simple design, same materials, still the stamp ‘kissing’ technique, but with some added cardstock. Nice and simple.

yellow and grey kissed

This one is entered for the

Time Out challenge #82 Flowers with the optional twist of kissing

and Less is More #327 Yellow and Grey

The haiku:

Serendipity
Boosts my creativity
All turns out OK!

More on the other two cards later…

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Love is a fruit in season

This card is for my sister. Just because 🙂

Uniko Originally Organic stamp (new to me, so fun to try out) and printed sentiment. It’s coloured with my watercolour pens: though the choice for magenta wasn’t brilliant, either too pink or too purple. This was nearest.

love is a fruit

I love the quote from Mother Teresa:

“Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.”

This is for CASOLOGY #246 SEASON 

 

and Color Throwdown ctd440 magenta, yellow and green.

The haiku:

Whatever the time
Or season of year, turning
You mean much to me.

Sleepy Bunny

I had to get this sweet Uniko stamp as it so reminded me of the cuddly toy my niece loved when she was younger. It was once even the subject of a Twitter hashtag when it was lost on a train… She’s 19 soon, but she’s getting this nostalgic card with SleepyBunny in her favourite colour, yellow. I hope she likes it!

sleepybunny

This is entered into the Sketch Challenge at Just Add Ink   and Seize the Birthday’s Topping option of Two Patterned Papers.

The haiku:

Sleepybunny: now
Small and forgotten as you
Start new adventures.

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Spring flowers

I decided to try a spring card. Painted six different Uniko flowers and of course the best one screwed up when I tried to trim it…  This is the next best. Got my eye on some Uniko stamps when they come back into stock. This is inspired by the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches – a bit loosely interpreted because of my flower size.

pink spring

Entered in CAS Colours and Sketches for #216 Patricia’s sketch

and Uniko’s Spring / Easter challenge

Haiku:

Singing a pink song
Brightly like spring after rain
Blooming like flowers

Another bluebird

There are a few blues in colour challenges at the moment, so bluebirds are still on my mind…

This is a birthday bluebird sitting in the pink blossoms. I’ve tried out a few new techniques for me – spattering the background, new L’Aquarelle stamps watercoloured and cut out and pieced together.

bluebird rose

These are as close as I could get with my watercolours to the colours at Just Add Ink 352

The haiku ofr this one

A bluebird trilling
joyful in the tree above.
Happiness floods me

 

Bon Anniversaire

For a friend who is a Francophile:

bon anniversaire

Entering in Fusion challenge Paris Rain – inspired by the image of course!

And a haiku based on our honeymoon experience many years ago…

Remember Paris?
Such rain, the Seine overflowed
Cosy honeymoon!

White agapanthus

Yet more agapanthus. My go-to stamp so many times. This time it’s white embossed on a watercoloured background.  I painted then stamped and embossed. Next time I might try a resist technique and see if it works better.

white agapanthus

I used the colours from Color Throwdown #433  green, blue and white.

Also entered into The Flower Challenge #6 for March. Anything Goes

Colours are too bright
Red, orange, yellow: give me
Peaceful blue and green

 

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Sweets for the sweet

When I saw the cue card at CASOLOGY I didn’t think I’d have any stamps suitable. I was toying with something about the “crunch” of exercise but that was even more unlikely!

Bringing in the lime and aqua and the image from The Card Concept #68 made me think of jars of peppermint sweets, with the sweets scattered about, and that led me to this (after a lot of false starts!):

sweets for the sweet

Clearly Besotted stamps and watercolours.

Entered in CASOLOGY #238

   

and Watercooler Wednesday WWC108 Gail’s Sketch challenge

with inspiration for this Clean and Layered card from The Card Concept #68- March 1 {Lime & Aqua}

Also entered in The Paper Players #334 Cut it Out as the sweets and jar are fussy cut.

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f is for friend

For a friend’s birthday of course! I loved the shape of the cards in Susan Raihala’s post at Simplicity on Tuesday: Inspired by Art.

f is for friend

It uses a Kaleidacolour inkpad as well, which Susan has also blogged about. I created a stencil from a big chipboard letter.

Challenges:

Less is More #316 Alphabet

Just Add Ink #348…”Just Add Ombre”

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