Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Clustered Chrysanthemums

Hi!
Today I have a card over on the Hero Arts blog which fits in with their current nature challenge. If you've not seen their challenges before, I highly recommend them. Submitting to Hero Arts challenges led me to create this blog way back in 2009 - it was the kindness of the Hero Arts staff and community that led me to pursue stamping and card making! I am very very very grateful to them!!
Anyway… as I was saying, I have created a card with some of their brand new products. The new Succulents set is gorgeous, but when I first saw it, I saw chrysanthemums. So I decided to create a cluster of chrysanthemums for a cheery Hello card. I used my new Gansai Tambi watercolours (anyone interested in a review / comparison of these??), added some vellum leaves (using THIS die), crochet thread and a sentiment from the new Fruit set.
Clustered Chrysanthemums by Lucy Abrams
The whole vellum panel is held to the card only by the stitching on the left. It's lovely and loose and can swing open too. I nearly added some adhesive behind the flowers, but when it came to it, I just really loved the looseness. :)
Clustered Chrysanthemums 2 by Lucy Abrams
Have a great day! Bye for now.
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10 comments:

Cindy C. said...

OH I am falling head over heel for this one!! Beautiful watercolours on white embossing, I love it!!

Betty Keefe said...

absolutely gorgeous card, Lucy - love it!!

Beth H. said...

This is so lovely!

conil said...

This is what I love...everyone sees something different and this card is a perfect example. It's just plain stunning. Love the vellum, love the pink, love the flowers. AWESOME!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow that is so pretty!

Lisa Darrow said...

Another gorgeous card Lucy! You are so talented!
I would be very interested in a review/comparison of the Gansai Tambi watercolors :)

joy said...

SO pretty!!

helenbrendan said...

Just lovely... so delicate and pretty.

Tracey T said...

What a pretty card. Love how you've changed the stamp to look like chysanths. Have been considering buying some watercolours for a while, so would be really interested in a review/demo. xx