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Monday, 3 August 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog - Kym's Inspiration Post - Monday 3 August 2015

It is Monday and therefore time for me to show you my Inspiration Post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "a floral display".  This could be that you use an image with flowers, backing papers with flowers, flowers as embellishments or all of these.  It would be lovely if you could take part.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp called "Swing in Spring".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and Stickles glitter glue added to the centres of the flowers.  The background around the image is done with some pearlescent chalks for some sparkle.

I decided not to use any bought backing papers or ones generated from CDs etc and instead made my own courtesy of my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.

For the background I scribbled various shaded of blue, yellow, pink and green onto a large white tile and spritzed with water.  I then swirled some watercolour card around and returned areas to the tile that hadn't collected colour the first time.  I then flicked some water onto my fingers onto the card, left it a minute and blotted away some of the colour.  I repeated this on some extra watercolour card to make the flowers and sentiment.

I then drew on the tile with a couple of shades of dark pink, spritzed and then used a piece of cut-and-dry foam to colour through my Dutch Doobadoo mesh mask and flower mask.

I recently saw the new Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine advertised and I had to have it as it came with a poppy die and stamp.  On the card that I coloured with the Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers I stamped with a red Versafine ink pad and then die-cut the shapes.  In hindsight next time I'd do it the other way by cutting out the shape with the poppy die and then laying this over the inked stamp.  There were a few areas not right so I just snipped them with the scissors.  I then did mountain and valley folds with the poppy layers to add dimension and finished the flowers off with some die-cut greenery and some buttons.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment from the magazine stamps, organza ribbon and a flower shaped button.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Use ribbon or twine
The Crafter's Cafe - Use some buttons
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - 3 or more layers
Creative Inspirations - Flowers
Fab n Funky - No patterned papers
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Graph'it - Inspired by florals
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - BINGO board (last vertical column of ribbon/lace, blue and buttons)
Paper Creator - Dies and/or punches (die used to cut our sentiment and a Sheena Douglass poppy die used to make the flowers)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Card Challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything mixed media/creative/inky goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with option of happy birthday
Come and Get It - Fun in the sun
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/with a twist of water
Spectrum Noir Facebook August Challenge - Anything goes
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Judy V said...

Beautiful creation! Love the image and soft colors! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

~ginny said...

Lovely card Kym! I like your paper flowers with the buttons - We love that you share your designs & creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
DT for 613 Ave Create – [ ATG / Happy Birthday]
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crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautifully coloured image and beautiful background paper you made and the flowers--Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Tamie said...

Your flowers are simply beautiful and so is the image you used. The layout is rockin!! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

Tamie DT

Sue said...

Fabulous card Kym beautiful flowers and colouring that image is really lovely thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month! hugs Sue J xx

Jeanie Ellis said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

Sue said...

This is a lovely card - beautifully coloured image and such a pretty card design - those flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations.

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colours you have used, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Sharon Noble said...

Stunning Card Thank you for joining us at I love Pro Markers this week. Good luck hugs Sharon DT

Gale said...

Beautiful card Kym. I love the colors and design. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Add a Button Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Gale DT

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous card! Love your colouring Kym!! Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge!

Aurora Aurelia said...

Another gorgeous creation.. love your colouring and the embellishments too.. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #15.. Hope to see you again at our next challenge .. Good luck at the draw ;)


michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

caroline said...

Wow she is gorgeous . Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at graph'it coloring challenge
Good luck
Caroline dt

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Gorgeous card ! Love your stunning colouring !
Thanks for joining in the fun at A Bit More Time To Craft and GOOD LUCK !
Maryvonne DT Member

Jan Ltc said...

This is gorgeous, TFS at FNF xx Jan

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow! Another stunning card Kym! I love this image. I own it; just haven't had time to color it. Love the coloring and the beautiful embellishments.

I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join as a follower (if you aren't already), comment and add your link. I am already a follower of your blog.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the drawings. Hugs, Gloria DT


Alison Barlow said...

This is beautiful, Kym. That image is adorable and I love how you have created the background - it's so effective. Thank you for joining in our No Patterned Papers challenge at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

Cara Caswell said...

Really stunning!
Thanks for entering the Colour Crazy challenge and good luck!
Hugs Xx Cara xx DT

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi daisy. Louise DT x

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise DT x

Meighan Wheller said...

Lovely image and perfect card for our challenge at Come and Get It. Thanks for sharing with us. Meighan DT

Debby said...

Gorgeous card Kym - beautiful image
Many thanks for joining us in our latest challenge over at Glitter N Sparkle...Anything Goes
Debby DT

Melanie said...

A lovely summer card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "fun in the sun” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Kym, beautiful image and I love those flowers too. Thanks so much for joining our Floral colours challenge at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire xx

Jo said...

Love this Kym, gorgeous image & such petty colours.....love how you created the background too. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
You can find my candy here
You can find my atc swap here

Donna said...

Gorgeous creation! Love the image. Thanks for joining the Simply Create Too challenge this month!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 20 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

Jo said...

Lovely card, beautifully coloured image. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge. We hope you can join us again next month. Jo x

Scrappy Scatty said...

such a lovely card
Thank You for joining in with us at Graph'It Colour Crazy Challenge,

Sandie Gough said...

Oh my, just a gorgeous make! I loved stopping by to take a peek :D
Thank you for joining us for this month’s challenge and we hope to see you next month at http://www.spectrumnoir.com/category/monthly-challenge/
Proud to design for:
Spectrum Noir Education Design Team
Spectrum Noir Media Samples Design Team
Die’sire Design Team
That Craft Place Design Team
That Craft Place Colourist Design Team

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Kym, such a fabulous design.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator this month.
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/