Monday 5 March 2018

The Flower Challenge #18 Anything Goes

Its time for a new challenge over at The Flower Challenge Blog and this month it's Anything Goes. 

To make the Challenge even more exciting we have a couple of  Prizes this month.

This month we are very lucky to have one of our previous sponsors back again. The very talented EunJi Jung from DotBstamp has two of her amazing floral digital images to give to our lucky Winner this time. They are also her latest two releases for this month !

Here they are below if you want to see a preview. Of course there won't be watermarks on yours if you wish to purchase them. Aren't they soo gorgeous ! 

                                                        Anenome Bouquet 


All the design team have been given a choice of these same two digital images to use on our cards to inspire you all. So get making your cards for a chance to win these two fabulous digital images ;)  

The Winner will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge. 

Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.

I decided to use the Magnolia image for my card for today and have printed up on 250gsm Copic cardstock on my Laser printer. I played around with the sizes until I came up with a size I liked and was able to fit quite a few on each on an A4 size page. The lines are very fine which means the images look really beautiful when coloured. I did try using the Scan 'N' Cut but found it wouldn't acknowledge the bottom of the stems and ran out of time to fiddle so had to fussy cut. Will have to play around some more later and let you know how I go.

This is something that can happen with finer lines.

I have coloured the leaves with my favourite greens YG01  G21 YG17 and pinks R000 R00 R10 R02. Just love this combination, its soft yet stunning.

As you can see up close I have used all the magnolia pieces, the main one twice, the sharper image once and small bud three times tucking them in and around the silver glitter paper die cut piece so they look as though they are growing behind, through and infant of it.

Sorry I cant think off hand where I got the silver frame piece from, its one of those pieces you buy then never use, then find its suddenly perfect with cards in style at the moment so not such a bad purchase after all. Definitely looks good in glitter card stock. the cardstock underneath in watercolour
covered in bright pinks and oranges Distress Inks smashed and smeared and a bit of gold paint added which doesn't really show up in the photos but is there in abundance.
All finished off with a simple die cut 'love' in white cardstock.

Really happy with how this turned out. Now its time to go see what the rest of the team have made with these beautiful images provided by EunJi Jung.  

Before you go I just wanted to let you know that Ruth (Crafting While the Baby Naps) my very dear friend, such a wonderful listener and support for me since I first came to Blogland, is leaving The Flower Challenge as her family life is so busy  and work and Design Team work pressure can become overwhelming. Something has to give and this time it is us. We will of course still see Ruth as we will hound her for Guest Posts etc as we do others who have escaped.

As our team is getting smaller we are thinking that it would be nice to add to the team as well so if you are interested in joining us go to The Flower Challenge and read what Vivien has written and see if you are interested in joining the team.

Thanks so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


The silver glitter paper diecut was a die that I have had forever and had
only used once and finally found I could use and looked good.


Vicki Dutcher said...

You nailed the coloring of these stunning flowers. Seriously beautiful job! 😊

Cara said...

This is just stunning x

lostinpaper said...

Your card and your colouring are stunning Aileen!

Bobby said...

The color, and coloring, of your magnolias is magnificent, Aileen, and the gorgeous background is a great way to compliment them.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Aileen, beautiful design and colouring.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge.
Happy Women's Day;-))m

SewPaperPaint said...

Such a gorgeous card! Hugs, Autumn

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous. Love the colors you used for the pretty magnolias and they way you layered them over that pretty glitter die cut.

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card! I love the colors! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love the warm and glow this gorgeous card has mf....really great layout too using those digis. I must admit, I struggled a bit getting to using them and sizing them the right way.
xx Karen

TaeEun said...

The R Copics you used for the flowers are just beautiful!!! They are now on my Copic wish list!
The matching background and the silver frame look gorgeous behind the flowers!!!

Ruth said...

It wasn't easy to leave my friend, not easy at all :( I have no doubt though that you will find someone to join what is the friendliest team around. Thank you for all your support too. Now onto your card. It is quite frankly beautiful. Your colouring is something else - those Rs and how you've blended it, just lift it to somewhere special.Wouldn't be one of your cards without a bit of sparkle ;) xxxx

Viv said...

This is just so amazing Aileen!you did such a glorious job of colouring here....just awesome mf ;) hugs Viv xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

What a magnificent background for your gorgeous flowers Aileen, the intricate and delicate die cut in silver glimmer paper looks amazing behind your flowers.
Beautiful card, my dear.

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Aileen! Beautiful coloring as always. Love the dimensions.

Karen R said...

Stunning, just Stunning! the coloring the dimension, the sparkly die cut absolutely Stunning! I have to get these Digi's for myself. Thank you for the inspiration.

desperatehousewifecraft said...

Wow Aileen, that is simply gorgeous! The colouring of the magnolias, the layout and the beautiful smooshed background...wonderful!