Sunday, 22 October 2017

Just a thistle

There are several colour challenges around at the moment that are obviously trying to lead us into making Halloween cards, but I don't really want to make any more this year so I've taken a different angle.


The thistle is an old Artylicious stamp - it is intended for use as a silhouette, but instead I have coloured it with marker pens, huffed to moisten the ink and stamped it that way. I've given it a very simple treatment with black and green matting on  purple card base, and not added a sentiment because I think it would serve equally well as a birthday or general purpose card, a sympathy card or even a Hogmanay card.

I am sharing this with
Glitter and Sparkle - purple and black
Just us Girls - colour challenge

10 comments:

  1. Lovely card, I love your image and gorgeous colouring

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  2. That's a lovely stamp Jane. I agree it would work for many occasions and I really like you colours. Barbxx

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  3. This is so pretty! Love that stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at JUGS this week!

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  4. Beautiful card, Jane, what a great stamp! Good idea to use the 'Halloween' colours for your floral card. xx

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  5. I agree with your reasoning and the decisions involved in making this beautiful matted thistle card, Jane! Love the all-purpose nature of it! Great huffing!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Lovely flowers! Nice stamping too. Thanks for joining in at JUGS~

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  7. It's a lovely card, great technique, great outcome. :)

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  8. Wow, your thistle looks stunning x

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  9. Oh wow, love your thistle and the elegance of the card

    Thank you for playing at our Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge, good luck and see you on the next challenge!

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    Diana
    Diana's Creations

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  10. My eyes popped when I saw this beautiful card Jane. Oh how I LOVE a thistle. You have done it proud with your colouring. Hogmanay! I remember it so well from the days of my youth celebrating it with my parents and first footing.
    PS check out my blog for my latest!

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