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Monday, 19 August 2013

Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers Challenge Blog

Hi there just a quickie. I have entered a card into a brand new Challenge Blog over at Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers.  Some of my friends are on the Design Team for Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers and when I looked at their beautiful cards for this months Challenge, "summer time" I realised that Sweet Lilac sell the flowers that I use the most.  I like them because they are so pretty just on their own when in white but they are also versatile because you can stick them on your Gelli Plate, or spray Dylusions onto them or Stamp onto them.  You can do all sorts with them. So I have done two out of the above 3 that I mentioned, and the only reason I didn't ink them too is because I am on holiday shortly and the ink takes a few days to wash off sometimes! I do know what I would like to try with them next though but I will save that for the next challenge.
So I have taken a few close up pictures for you to see the effects of the
Gelli,  and  Clarity Stamps

The finished card.

 I doubled layered the flowers here to show off more of the stamping.

I love to overlap stamping like this, and then raise one of the items above the other without anyone being able to "see the join" You can't see the join can you??

I stamped the flowers first and then worked out round about where the swirl would look best coming out from underneath the flowers.  Archival Ink shows up really well on top of paint, (now I have my new one it does anyway)

 To me this is what "pretty" is I love the depth of colour off the Gelli Plate, I love the black swirl on the white flower, I love the stamping and Gelli Print on the bottom flower - and non of this is me really its just a matter of having the right things to play with.
 I enjoyed making this card, I hope you like it.


So why don't you get yourself some Sweet Lilac Flowers and have a go at the challenge too.  You can order them off their on-line shop this is just two flowers, they sell and hand make just about every flower you can think of. The challenge is open until 14th September and the winner will get a
Hamper of Flowers
So wish me luck and thank you for dropping by. See you after my trip to Disneyland!!! Yehhh xx


  1. Love what you've done here Sam...xx

  2. Hi the vibrant colours of your card and how clever to stamp on the flowers....I may just have yo borrow that idea....( it will be known as one I got from Sammy ) Thank you for joining us over at the Sweet Lilac Challenge Blog.....and good luck....imagine what you could do with all those flowers....Crafty hugs....Jo. X

  3. OH Sam it's more then pretty's beautiful a mini work of art I love it good luck in the Challenge xxx


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Teesside, United Kingdom
I am proud to be on the Design Team for Claritystamp & for the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog and the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog. I have always had an interest in Arts & Crafts and studied for six years and gained certificates in Arts & Crafts, Interior Design, and Soft Furnishings, I even did a Painter & Decorator course. I was originally taught everything I know by my Mam and I now have a passion/obsession for crafts as I develop my techniques. I archived my Goal and have now worked as a demonstrator too.