Monday, 21 May 2012

Wild grasses and flowers

Good morning

Our Floral theme continues at  Make My Monday,  and this week we want to see Wild Grasses and Flowers.

I had several goes at this with various inks and did not like the effect, so this is my final version, with a background using PanPastels.  I do love working with this - the colours are so soft and pretty.  I tried to get the idea of the sun setting, but did not want the work to be too dark.

The grasses are all stamped in Versafine Ink, and are a mixture of stamps - Tim Holtz, Hero Arts, Lavinia Stamps, and the birds and butterfly from Tim Holtz Visual Artistry series, which I find useful when wanting the small stamps in his range, but smaller.  I have edged around the whole thing with black Promarker rather than use a black card.

The card base has been coloured with Pan Pastels as well, and then grasses have been stamped in Distress Inks around the edge.

Please do pop across to the challenge there are some beautiful pieces of work from the team to delight and inspire you.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Pan Pastels - pastel colours
Craft a Scene - Spring flowers - thistles and cow parsley are spring flowers!
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - In the Garden
Hybrid Chick - Flowers
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Flowers
Card Makin' Mamas - May Flowers

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you. Hugs,


  1. This is sooo beautiful Val. Love it.

  2. I love this - such beautiful colours and stunning images - Jacqueline xx

  3. Very nice sky! love the scene. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our Spring Flowers challenge. NancyD

  4. So pretty Val! The combination of colours gives a lovely whimsical look and I like the soft look. Vicky x

  5. A really beautiful scene Val. The stamping is gorgeous and the colouring so pretty. Love that you've stamped the base card too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. Val, I ADORE that amazing sun--so vibrant and gorgeous! All of the stamps you used look so perfect together, too! :)

  7. Very petty Val .. lovely colours and clever stamping.Thank you for joining us at the PanPastel UK Challenge this week .
    Eileen xx

  8. A gorgeous field of flowers and a wonderful sunset (or perhaps sunrise) Hugs, Lesley

  9. What a beautiful work of art. Just lovely. Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays. xxx Ann Marie

  10. Beautiful scene and colors. Love the background colors!

  11. Very pretty and like how you created your own coloured paper for matting :)

  12. Beautiful background for your scene. Another inspiring design for MIM.

  13. Really gorgeous, I love the colours and the background you have made with the PanPastels is stunning. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  14. Val I love the Pan Pastel background... don't you just love working with Pan Pastels, so creamy and beautiful soft results! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

  15. Val...this is just perfect in every way, fabulous colouring and stamping...gorgeous! Suzanne x

  16. I love your background that you've created for this gorgeous card, and the way you,ve added some colour with the butterfly.

    Sue x

  17. What a pretty scene - I can remember playing in fields that looked just like this.
    Thanks for joining us at CMM's this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  18. Hi Val, fabulous stamping and colouring on this lovely scene..
    suzi b xx

  19. What a beautiful card! Love it very much!

  20. Very pretty scene. M x

  21. love the colors.. so pretty! Thanks so much for entering the DYSU DT Call.. it is going to be hard to narrow it down.. not an easy task..
    -owner of
    The Alley Way Stamps
    DYSU CHallenge blog
    Free digital stamps

  22. I adore your card, beautiful scene and fabulous colouring. Caz


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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