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Monday, 5 February 2018

Pick up your paintbrush and colour your world.........

Good morning folks!

Here I am with an offering for you today using one of my most favourite stamps to come out of Crafters Companion recently.

I have used Rose Bloom by Stacey Barras.

There is A LOT of masking going on here as I've only used Rose Bloom (the main rose stamp) and two of the sprigs from Spring is in the Air.

The main flower has been stamped using the lineless technique by stamping with antique linen distress ink so that you can only just see the lines and when you paint, you lose the lines and it actually looks like a painting, not a rubber stamp at all!  The border has been stamped with black Stazon so that I didn't lose the lines when adding the aqua pens with a paintbrush and water.

The background is a distress ink one and I've pushed a circle stencil through to emboss the circles on there too.  

All coloured with Spectrum Noir aqua markers and finished off with some small round bubbles (these are my spots) drawn on around the circles formed from the embossed stencil with white and black pen and with a tiny drop of glossy accents popped on the top for perfect little bubbles.

Some lines have been added with an old scraper using distress oxide Vintage Photo and white and black pens.

The sentiment is one from That's Craftys own brand.

I hope that I've managed to make the rose "pop" as this is an all on one layer card.

Mat and layered in black, deep red and purple to match the flowers.

I will enter this in to Stamping Sensations challenge this month of "Anything with Flowers"

and Allsorts challenge of "Spots and or Stripes"

I am kept so very busy these days with my design team work that I have very little time to enter and enjoy the challenges that I always used to so I had as the song goes "one day only" to create for a challenge and so, I went for Stamping Sensations and Allsorts - two of the best!

I hope you like this one, it's been good to relax and make something straight off of the top of my head for a couple of challenges - rare now but nice to do every now and then when I can.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx


  1. Great work as always and love your choice of intense colour to bring the blooms to life.

    Have a good week.

    B x

  2. Hello Leanne, You've definitely hit our brief here with so many gorgeous flowers. Your card is just an explosion of colour and your gentle water colouring of that lovely rose is just stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  3. Gorgeous card, love your colours and the fabulous stamp. Super background too.
    Thank you for joining our 'Spots/Stripes' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. Just popped back to thank you for joining in at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges Leanne, afraid I missed both the links Sunday.

    B x

  5. A beautiful creation with all the lovely masking and stamping and I love the colours you have used too

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


  6. A gorgeous card in lovely colours, design and I love the flower stamped you used. Great Masking. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  7. wow - this is just stunning work.

  8. Stunning card Leanne, beautifully coloured. x Susan x

  9. Gorgeous card Leanne, lovely colouring.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m