Sunday 3 July 2022

We Love Stamping July Challenge

Today is the first Sunday of the month so time for a new 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:

**Anything stamped with the option of hot sunny colours**

My lovely sunflowers were stamped onto watercoloured paper and coloured with watercolour pens. This set came with matching dies, but the die for this stamp only cut the inner edge of the flowers. As I didn't stamp it close enough to the edge, I used a stitched rectangle die to cut the corner down. I decided the background needed some interest so I used this pinpoint leaf die, which I also cut down with the stitched rectangle die. The sentiment was stamped onto some adhesive backed vellum and clear heat embossed. The 2 ladybirds are part of the sunflowers stamp set and I added them to provide a pop of colour and some contrast.

This is the same stamp set that I used for my CAS Mix Up card on Friday.

Don't forget there is always a prize to be won and this month the prize has been kindly donated by Oakwood Archer  and is a fabulous mixed media bundle. Why don't you head over to the challenge blog to check it out? The prize winner will be 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 (UK time) on Wednesday the 3rd August.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the gallery.

I am also sharing this at:
Allsorts week 683 - Flora & Fauna
The four seasons challenge - Anything Summer goes
NBUS #40 - the sunflowers and ladybirds are NBUS

Cardstock: Hot pressed watercolour card; Gina K heavy base weight white card
Ink: Versamark onyx black
Stamps: Tonic Studios sunshine and sunflowers and matching dies (stamp club set 10)
Dies: Memory Box pinpoint leaf plate; stitched rectangle dies
Other: Zig clean colour real brush pens

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


Ashwini Rao said...

The sunflowers look absolutely gorgeous! I didn't realize at first that they had two edges attached, keeping the background a matching white did help there, I guess. But I did love the addition of texture with the pinpoint leaves, it really takes the card up a notch! Very lovely card, Helen!

papierelle said...

I love sunflowers and your coloring is beautiful. And the sunflowers really come into their own on the great background.

Bonnie said...

Your sunflowers are so bright and pretty, Hilary! Love how they look on the pinpoint background!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such gorgeous work Hilary. I love your stamping and colouring and the background really makes it stand out.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

It's a very sweet and cheerful card, Hilary! Love so much the pinpoint background, I have it too but jet unused. The sunflowers are so beautifully coloured and just love the cute ladybirds!!
Hugs, have a lovely Sunday!

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done, Hilary! The background is so pretty and gorgeous sunflowers!
Thank you so much for joining in with my Flora and/or Fauna theme with AG option at Allsorts challenge this week!
Ellibelle's Corner

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and love the beautifully watercoloured sunflowers and little ladybirds.
Carol x

GerJanne said...

This is a lovely card! The background die is so wonderful and your colouring is beautiful too. I love sunflowers. You can join us at! We are asking summerflowers....

Julia Aston said...

what beautiful coloring on your Sunflowers Hilary! love that pinpoint leaf plate too - it makes such a lovely but subtle background for the blooms! xx

Diane said...

Beautiful sunflowers, beautiful card! Thank you for joining our challenge fun at Four Seasons!
Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

Loll said...

Beautiful card Hilary. Love the pinpoint leafy design for your background. And those sunflowers are so beautiful in the corner of your front panel. Great way to cut them down to reveal the embossed background. xx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Hilary! Love the white stylish background and fabulous sunflowers.
Thanks for sharing at Allsorts too;-))m

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful, lovely style and design here. Fabulous colours as well ♥

Sarn said...

This is a really pretty, sunny and cheerful card. Love it xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week with this fabulous floral card.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the sunflower cluster atop the pierced leafy background, Hilary - gorgeous!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, those pretty sunflowers! And on a leafy pinpoint background for a little something extra. Love it!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Beautiful!! I saw your fabulous card over at NBUS and had to come take a look. I love the delicate stitching behind your beautifully colored sunflowers. Thank you for the inspiration.

Darnell said...

I feel special to be the only one who knows just how sensational your beautiful sunny work of art is in person, Hilary! Thank you, again! Your coloring is sensational and those sweet ladybirds finish your art perfectly! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Beautifully colored sunflowers & love the pinpoint leaf die for the background!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Hilary it is so good to be able to finally visit I am so impressed with your creation it is so beautiful the image and colours look amazing superb work
lolo x