Wednesday 18 May 2022

We Love Stamping May Reminder

Today is the 18th so time for a reminder about the current challenge over at We Love Stamping. The challenge where you can showcase your stamps and your skill at using them.

This month our theme is:

** For a Lady or Girl**

As many of you know, I love to grow succulents and they are keeping me very busy at the moment as the season changes and they come to life. I am busy moving them out of my conservatory, which gets too hot and into the garden, which is still very exposed and can be cold. I do fret about them! Anyway as they are filling so much of my time I thought I would use this wonderful succulent stamp for my reminder card. I stamped and heat embossed it in white before using a blending brush to add colour, finishing off with coloured pencils to give a bit more definition.


I have used pastel colours to keep it feminine and finished the card off with a few tiny gems.



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 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:
The Four Seasons Challenge - Anything goes Spring
Stamping Sensations May challenge - Anything goes with the option of flora and fauna



Supplies:
Cardstock: White stamping card and coloured card from my stash
Ink: Catherine Pooler
Stamps: Brutus Monroe succulent border

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

24 comments:

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

It's a beautiful stamp and looks so elegant with those pastel colours! Beautiful card!
My succulents stay out, in winter as in summer. I remember some years ago once the winter temperatures had gone down under zero and it snowed. It never happens here. In the morning all the plants were covered of snow and the scene was wonderful. I made a lot of photos and I didn't think that the succulents would have suffered. In the afternoon they were all dead, floppy like pancakes. How stupid I’ve been!
Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful card and image -lovely colours. Sorry not always able to comment as my facebook group takes up a fair bit of my time...x

Glenda said...

Such pretty pastel colors and lovely flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge!

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful card Hilary love the succulents embossed with white and the delicate colouring
Carol x

Ashwini Rao said...

At first glance, I thought those were damask patterns - then I realized they were not. I think it looks really wonderful - a frame of succulents! Love the sweet mix of greens and pinks, and the card looks great. <3

KraftyKoolKat said...

A very pretty and elegant card Hilary, love the succulent plant in the shot. I hope they all do ok.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Darlene said...

What a beautiful creation Hilary!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

Darlene
FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Mervi said...

Gorgeous succulent stamp, beautiful colours, stunning card;-))m

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful colour combo for your emboss resist ♥

Cat Craig said...

Loved seeing your succulents both live and heat embossed and colored.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful succulents, Hilary and I love the ink blending at center!!

GerJanne said...

Hi Hilary,
your card is wonderful! So funny that your head is at the succulents and than your card too. Maybe an idea to take a picture of your succulents to show us?

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful textured and colored 3D succulents frame for your sentiment, Hilary. TFS your beauty, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Whoops..not 3D frame, but a beautifully stamped and heat EB succulent frame:-) TFS Hugs...

brenda said...

Using the white EP certainly lends itself to a very soft pastel feel Hilary, pretty.

B x

papierelle said...

In the close-up you can see very well how noble the edge design looks. Very pretty card.

Linby said...

The embossing looks so good and you've given me an idea!

I Card Everyone said...

Hilary this is so very feminine and oh so beautiful, too!
I'd just love to see all of your succulents in real life one day! I need lessons!
=]

Mac Mable said...

The stamping looks so pretty, love the gentle colours of the blending and those succulents look amazing Hilary. Thank you for the information about your succulents too, which I didn't know about my friend x.

Bonnie said...

Your coloring of the embossed succulents is so pretty, Hilary! It makes a beautiful border for your sentiment!

Leslie Miller said...

So pretty and soft. I'm sorry to be so far behind. It is amazing how much I get done when not on the computer. I can just imagine how beautiful and interesting your succulent collection is.

Greta said...

Absolutely beautiful, Hilary!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Tremendously beautiful card, Hilary. The soft, warm hues here sing with the spirit of spring and are evocative of the arid landscape that fills the majority of the region (of BC) that we live in, which is essentially the closest thing Canada has to a desert. As a lovely result, there are plenty of gorgeous wild succulents to be had around these Western Canadian parts.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

pinky said...

Your card is so pretty and full of detail, I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month.
Pinky