Hello, Beautiful

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I’ve had a really great day today, from several angles. I picked my mum up this morning, and we went to Doncaster Dome for a craft show. During the course of the show – with lots of my favourite companies –Β I had the absolute pleasure of meeting the Uniko team. Bev the designer and owner, and Jane from the design team in particular. What a lovely team of people, and they had some amazing examples on show – I couldn’t resist buying several items.

This card took inspiration from the current challenge from CASology. The current cue card has the word ‘odd’…..now you could go anywhere with this, I am sure. I hunted through my stash for quirky and ‘odd’ statements, but couldn’t seem to find one that could be used in a CAS card.

So I decided to go with an odd number of items on the card….one flower, five leaves. I know, I know – when added together it’s an even number, but on their own – it is an odd number for each one……

The flower is from a set purchased today from Uniko – Beautiful Blooms III. Isn’t it a gorgeous flower?Β It is a layering flower and leaves set, but I chose not to use the leaves from this set, and went with leaves from Altenew ‘Pretty Pansies’. I did a bit of masking, to make it look like the leaves are behind the flower – a technique I am constantly trying to perfect!

I used Altenew inks, as they layer and tone very well, lilac/purple for the flower, and the greens for the leaves. The sentiment is from another Altenew set ‘Perennial Beauty’.

I also used another purchase of mine – stitched rectangles. You know I usually use the wonky rectangles, but sometimes I don’t think those give such a clean look, whereas these dies do.
I shall be entering the following challenges:

CASology – odd

Stamplorations October challenge – theme – two colours

Stamplorations CAS challenge – CAS

 

 

19 thoughts on “Hello, Beautiful

  1. What an elegant CAS card! How exciting to meet people from stamp companies and see the new products and samples they have! Thanks for joining the STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch challenge.

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