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


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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  8. Wow, your thistle looks stunning x

  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!

    Diana's Creations

  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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