Saturday 10 September 2016

…resplendent in beauty, the lotus lifted her golden crown…

I’ve got a card to share today featuring a retired commissioned image from Simply B Stamps called Sharman.

The layout follows the sketch over at Get Creative, where I’ve formed the elements using ink, texture paste and stencils rather than paper.  For the two stripes I’ve stencilled flowers in texture paste and then created another stencilled background for the image.

I went with texture paste for the flowers and embossing for the sentiment after seeing the current challenge at Lawnscaping was to add texture.  It let me create a fancy card that isn’t too fussy, in keeping with the recipient’s tastes.  Added texture comes from the resin embellies I used, the lotus flower blooms the closest match I had to the flowers in Tim’s stencil.

My colour scheme came from Hand Stamped Sentiments, I did have to add some colours (green for the flower stems and skin and hair on the image) but tried to match the two pink tones in the flowers and the background.  Added the blue in the outfit on my coloured image.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E30, E37, 0
Lips E04, R56, R59
Hair E35, E50, YR24, YR31
Outfit B91, B93, B95, B97, N2, 0
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Webster’s Pages Whimsies ~ Lotus Flower Blooms (retired)
Inks & Paints etc
Core’dinations Cardstock ~ Aged Wine
Close to my Heart ~ D1497 Art Philosophy Party (retired)
Simply B Stamps ~ Sharman (retired)
Lawnscaping #137 ~ Texture

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. so cute! LOVE the texture paste for the flowers!! such a great idea! Thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

  2. What a festive birthday card! I love the flowers and the image on the background looks fabulous! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. Her hair is fabulous! It adds lot of texture there along with the soft background behind her! Thank you for playing along with Lawnscaping Challenges!

  4. SO pretty! I love the layers in texture. I'd love to see it close up, I'm sure it's even more amazing :) Thanks for playing the color challenge at HSS! ~Erika

  5. Cute birthday card! Your coloring is great. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.



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