Thursday, 24 July 2014

Obsessed with Flowers

Hello everyone and thanks for coming by today! I hope your week is going well.
I seem to be slightly obsessed with making flowers at the moments as you will be able to see from the posts below. So when I needed a special card for someone, guess what the central feature was going to be? Yep, you got it, more flowers. Hope you are not getting sick of them.
These flowers were made with the Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms dies and stamps, just like the tag you can see HERE. I love the fact this die can make such different flowers, depending on how you shape and or colour them.
This time I stamped the flowers in Burgundy dye ink and then coloured them with Victorian Velvet Distress ink. The leaves were stamped with Sage coloured pigment ink, clear embossed and then coloured with Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage and a bit of Walnut Stain Distress ink.
The bottle, which I think is a Graphics 45 stamp, was stamped, fussy cut (the label is a separate stamp, which fits perfectly inside an open space in the main bottle stamp), shaped a bit and then I stamped it once more, cut out the pink part at the top and adhered that to the main bottle. It was adhered to the card using foam tape for a bit of dimension.
The clock is a Cheery Lynne die which I over stamped with a Crafty Individuals crackle stamp.

Finally the sentiment is from Stempelglede.
I cut it into a little tag shape and adhered it to the top. The background was created with Tim's Spritz and Flick technique and over stamped with various stamps from a Tim Visual Artistry set.
Thank you for visiting and see you next time!! Stay inky!!

56 comments:

ike said...

AWESOME !!! Simply beautiful Astrid :-D

IKE in Greece xxxxx

brenda said...

Please don't apologise for sharing more flowers Astrid, they are a sheet delight. I am thinking I really do need these Heartfelt stamps and rather like the clock as a change from the Timmy one.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Your card is fantastic, and I always love flowers, whether real or your beautiful handmade ones. Hugs, Valerie

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, so sooo beautiful creation here again Atrid. You certainly don´t need to appologize for showing such beautiful flowers, as I´m sure, we all just love them. Who don´t love flowers??? That person isn´t born yet, and yours are always so gorgeous, so it´s a pure joy to look at them, and the same goes for todays project. At least I can say, that I absolutely LOVE it all.
Hope you´re enjoying your awesome vacation with your lovely family Down Under. And pleasse enjoy every minute left there yet.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely card with lovely flowers, Astrid. Very unique

chrissies said...

Stunning card with just the right mix of everything. The flowers are so beautiful.

I could never tire of seeing what you make-they are a joy and an inspiration.

Love Chrissie x

Juliz Design Post said...

I never get fed up looking at flowers on a card as everyone has their own unique style with them and yours is stunning. A very elegant looking vintage card.
Julie x

Stamps and Paper said...

Astrid your card us beautiful love your stunning colours and gorgeous flowers

Anne

Inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous colours and details as always x

zielona liszka said...

Piękna i klimatyczna praca ;-)

Redanne said...

Oh Astrid, how could anyone get tired of seeing your gorgeous flowers! These are so beautiful with the overstamping and wonderful shapes. I love the clock too. This is a truly stunning card. Hugs, Anne xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Astrid! Your card is so stunning! Tired of your gorgeous flowers..? NEVER! Keep them coming ;) your work is so inspiring. Best wishes,
Ingrid xx

Joanna said...

Beautiful card Astrid. The flowers are fantastic. Love the colors and all details.
Joanna

Anneke said...

What a great card. Please show us more of your flower. They are beautiful. Love there color and the variation.
This card makes me feel happy. Thanks for showing us your lovely creation. Anneke.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Astrid, I absolutely love all your creations and especially love your flowers, keep them coming, they make me feel very inspired :) I love this one, the flowers go well with the clock. I'm also the proud owner of the Adriana flower stamp & die set (thanks to your inspiration) now I need to find time to play. It's been extremely busy here but life will calm down again in the Fall. Take good care, shirleyx

Gitte said...

Wow this is beautiful.

Maryanne said...

Such a beautiful card, Astrid! And, your flowers are so beautiful no one could get tired of seeing them! I love the colors you've used too!

Ellie Knol said...

I never get tired of your art! LOVE the flowers...

Terry said...

This is such a beautiful card and those flowers in the time piece are spectacular. Lovely art as always! Hugs.

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

What a wonderful card, dear Astrid!!! Please don´t stop making flowers, they are so beautiful :))
xxx Evelyn

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A gorgeous card with lovely flowers, Astrid. perfect as always !!!

Annie said...

This is beautiful Astrid. Wonderful colours and layout. Your flowers are beautiful and add that special touch.

Sending you best wishes
Annie x

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful.

Dorthe said...

Your Flowers are gorgeous, Astrid,- so beautiful coloured, and I love how you formed them across the clock . I could never be tired of flowers so beautiful as yours.
I`m having a few dayes untill my daughter arrives with the kids ,so trying to caTCH up a bit. HUGS, Dorthe

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous flowers and the card is stunning. I am never tired of seeing flowers on projects, they are such a joy to look at.
Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, these are amazing flowers, really gorgeous. The whole piece looks fantastic.

My name is Cindy said...

Oh aren't these lovely? I shall know where to come for inspiration when my die finally arrives!!xx

massofhair said...

So very very pretty Astrid, love the colours and textures. Your flowers are always beautiful, these are no exception :-) xxx

JackieP Neal said...

Astrid, At first picture, those flowers looked real! I guess making them as a favorite is paying off as they are beautifully done! How did you make the curly ribbon/string on your tag? I love that little element! xo

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Astrid this is such a romantic piece..ADORABLE!
♥♥♥
Susi

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such clever layers and details Astrid...an awesome card.
greetings, Alie

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what an effective card, love all the decorative details, really a breathtaking art work!
Big hugs Anja

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Heather Jacob said...

love love love love !!!!! stunning colors x

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful as always! You did a great job on the flowers! I'm obsessed with blowers too. Hugs!

toni said...

No way could I tire of seeing flowers as lovely as these! Beautiful card Astrid! Love those stamped and sculpted flowers x

Corrie Herriman said...

I love your work and this card is not exception; it's beautiful !
Corrie x

butterfly said...

Who could ever tire of seeing flowers this beautiful - what a gorgeous card, Astrid. You and me both with the behind-with-commenting problem!!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

Absolutely beautiful Astrid. I'm glad you're obsessed with flowers as the way you use them is so inspiring. Don't they look superb in the centre of the clock face! Jenny x

Almo said...

Oh! Astrid this is gorgeous one of my favourites ever of your cards. Your flowers are stunning and as always your colour combonations are perfect. I so love this card just a joy to look at. Mo x

Anita Houston said...

Most gorgeous card! LOVE the design...so breathtaking!

May said...

Gorgeous card Astrid, I love your flowers I will never tire of these...Stunning work...Simply Beautiful... Hugs May x x

Ros Crawford said...

This is stunning!! I adore your flowers and the clock is such a lovely die ...

Margaret Mifsud said...

Ooohhh!!! This is so gorgeous Astrid!! Your flowers are stunning, how could anyone ever get tired of them. Once again your colour combination is perfect and the stamping just superb!! Love, love, love!! ox

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous flowers, Astrid!! I'm never tired of looking at the blooms you make--I'm always amazed! These flowers look sooo real! I could swear I smell the sweet rose scent from here!! Lovely!! XOXO-Shari T.

artwolf2009 said...

don´t stop your Obsession with flowers. Love to see your flower creation - and from the number of comments I guess many People do the same.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hello Astrid! Thank you for joining my blog and for your sweet comment, it means a lot when it comes from such a pro as yourself :) Many thanks!
You creations are very inspiring and it is a joy and a real treat every time I visit your blog. I shall do my utmost to return the favour :)
Have a lovely day!
Ingrid x

Nikki Acton said...

A wonderful card Astrid. Here I sit with a few hours free to craft after a busy few days and now have no ideas on how to put things together and you just keep coming up with amazing projects! I am in awe. Nikki xx

Mrs.B said...

A stunning card Astrid, love the flowers set against the clock die.
Avril x

Anonymous said...

There is a dreamy quality to this oh so beautiful card and as for those flowers, they are divine!
Wishes
Lynne

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ooh, what a beauty! I really love those stamps, especially the leaves. The clock face die cut is sensational too. Such a lovely card!

Hugs,
Linda

Bonnie McLain said...

Very romantic Astrid... Love the colors (my favorite) and the flowers are outstanding.. but hey... this is an ASTRID project.. of course it is... Just love it all.. totally YOU. Love ,Light and Peace...Bonnie

Candy C said...

Astrid...I'm in love! This card is absolutely stunning. The colors you blend together always are so perfect. Your work always draws me in because it is always so exquisite. <3 Candy

barbarayaya62 said...

I love your card, it's wonderful, the flowers are really beautiful and your colors choice is so original! BArbarayaya

Paper Profusion said...

Love your flowers Astrid! This is sooo beautiful. Nicola x

Marjie Kemper said...

That clock is gorgeous as are the flowers... love the combination and of course, your lovely composition.

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