Sunday, 12 October 2014

Blissful Bloom HSS#196 SFF100314

Ooooh, this is a bit of fun! An interesting colour combination, PLUS an intricate sketch. The issue then becomes, "What shall I make?"

I tried a few different things before I settled on this landscape version of the sketch, provided by Kathy Clark for Sketch Frenzy Friday.

HandStamped Sentiments came up with the colour combo. The dramatic Blackberry Bliss blossom paired with the soft green of Pear Pizazz  are a match made in heaven. Even though it isn't very traditional, I'm rather fond of the Christmas version I stamped using Endless Wishes too! Maybe I will blog that one soon.

I ended up using leaves from Kinda Eclectic, they're quite similar to Summer Silhouette leaves, so either stamp set is great for background foliage. From my earlier attempts I've gone with the 'Less is More' theory, it tends to work better.

Following the sketch, I layered a piece of  All Is Calm DSP, down one side, but I ended up making it even with the second layer of background. I'm sure you observent readers will notice the Handcarved stamp there. The greeting from Flower Patch seemed a 'Good Fit' and provides a little touch of black, alongside the flower centre.

I made this card this morning, before going to the movies with a very good friend, and then rushing home for Grandma-time with Oliver, who has just spent a delightful two hours with us. The weather is perfect, the garden is a picture and I feel rested and relaxed, ready for work tomorrow. Hope you're feeling good too,


This pretty poppy greeted me this morning - so lovely!


  1. Nice!!! I love that background stamp, and your combination of flower stamps is wonderful, they work seamlessly on your card. It's so pretty! Thanks for playing the color combo at HSS! ~ Erika

  2. Very Pretty!!! Love the use of dsp and background stamp- makes the perfect background!!! Love the flower!!! Love the pop of black!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  3. So pretty! I love the layout of this card with the use of the colors! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

  4. What a great card, from the colors to the stamp! Thanks for creating with us over at Sketch Frenzy Friday!


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