Sunday, 1 May 2022

We Love Stamping May Challenge

Today is the first Sunday of the month, so time for a new challenge over at We Love Stamping where you get the opportunity to show off your love of stamping.  This month the theme is:

**   For a Lady   **

I have been finding it hard to come up with ideas recently and was in danger of falling behind with my DT duties, so in order to come up with this card I sat down and went through all my stamps and settled on this pretty wreath, which came free with a magazine. I think it was one of the first I ever bought.


I stamped and heat embossed the wreath and made a rough mask for it from copy paper before stamping the background lattice pattern. I used a small blending brush to add colour and added detail with colored pencils.

The sentiment was done on the computer and the little gold dots made with a gold gel pen. I also added a few tiny gems to finish it off.


Don't forget there is always a prize to be won and this month the prize is a Field of Dreams paper pad and stamps from Craft Stash.  Why don't you head over to the challenge blog to check it out? The prize winner is selected randomly and in addition the DT will choose one entry to join us as a guest designer for a future challenge.

I hope I have inspired you to join us this month, all you have to do is follow the prompt and ensure stamping is the main focus on your card. The challenge will close at noon on Wednesday the 1st June.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the gallery.

I am also sharing this at:
Alphabet Challenge - B is for blooms

Supplies:
Cardstock: White stamping card; gold coated card; Hunky Dory Adorable Scorable coated card
Ink: Catherine Pooler shea foam, rose petals, shea butter, stone blue
Stamps: Wreath free with magazine; Chocolate Baroque studded lattice
Dies: rounded corner die by Nellie Snellen; stitched rectangle by Create a Smile

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 

22 comments:

Zoechaos said...

I dont think I have noticed the name of your blog before my mind went directly to "Tommy" and Keith Moon's "Uncle Ernie".

Your WLS sample is such a contrast to my random thought process and completely fitting for A Lady. Love your inspiration process as well what a wonderful way to remind yourself of the things in your collection. xx

brenda said...

So feminine Hilary and the gold embossing gives for a really luxurious feel.

B x

meg said...

A beautiful delicate floral card,thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a gorgeous wreath, Hilary, and I love the soft stenciling too! Looks like a fun challenge - I'll try to get there, no promises though...

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a gorgeous creation Hilary. Worth all your soul searching what to use. You have come up trumps with this beautiful creation.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Susan Joyce said...

So soft and beautiful, love all the gold Hilary a very special card.

Cat Craig said...

This is beautifully done, all the gold embossing is fabulous.

Dawn Phillips said...

Just stunning. So beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such a delicate and feminine look has your card! Love so much how you combined the floral wreath with the the background lattice pattern and all the gold that gives a very elegant feel to the whole creation! Your own computer generated sentiment is the perfect centre to catch the eyes and I think you stamped it firstly, before adding the stamps, as I can't see any cut shape...it's correct? Love the tiny gems that add touches of light!
Hugs

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Hilary and love all the beautiful embossing
Carol x

Bonnie said...

All this gold is so pretty and makes for an elegant card, Hilary! Great coloring to go with the gold! A lovely feminine card, my friend!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful, lovely design and those colours work well together ♥

I Card Everyone said...

Hilary your card is as feminine, and beautiful as any girl could hope for!
=]

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty and feminine card Hilary. The wreath looks so delicate and love how you masked to do the elegant background. A beautiful card x.

Loll said...

Beautiful and elegant card Hilary. Love the gold embossing on your wreath of flowers and the lattice background. The sponged blue really makes the sentiment stand out and the touches of colour in the flowers are so pretty. xx

Ashwini Rao said...

So beautiful, delicate but still so luxurious! I am so impressed by this card - what a gorgeous wreath, the gold embossing really makes it so posh, I absolutely love it!!

Linby said...

Beautiful gold embossing and it looks so pretty with your background also.

Leslie Miller said...

This is beautifully feminine and that makes it perfect for your challenge. I adore a wreath, especially when it's this lovely with the flowers and gold. Good job masking, and I love the sprinkles in the center -- both the stamped dots and the gems. Such tiny stars! You mention having a hard time coming up with ideas. It's not always easy stamping on a scheduled theme, especially when it's clear how much it matters to you that you create a quality thing of beauty. You're always right on the mark with the finished product.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a beautiful card for a lady! Love the gold embossing and how you inked the sentiment! The stamped envelope is a nice touch as well! I always forget to do that. It has been a pleasure to be a Guest Designer with you for May! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Greta said...

Elegant & gorgeous, Hilary!

Mervi said...

Beautiful and soft, still divine card;-))m

Crafting Queen said...

Love this delicate card. The gold embossing is so elegant. Anesha x