Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sneaky peeks - part the second!

Good morning, peeps!  A really good morning it is too - the sun is shining so brightly I've had to draw the curtains to see the computer screen!

I thought I'd show you a different flower today from Sheena's new 'Little Bit Floral' series of stamps that go on sale on Create and Craft on Saturday.

The botanically minded amongst you will know that this is an iris and the stamp is just a single flower, which makes it really versatile because I've just used a mask and stamped three times to create a little group.  As with yesterday's card, I've painted the images with Twinkling H2Os to create this shimmery plant portrait.  I'm sure that some of my teamies will have been much more creative with techniques but when I see a realistic flower image, my mind automatically goes to botanical illustration techniques.  It's one of those areas of art that I would do lots of if I had the time - TIME - yeah, that would be a novelty then!  The metallic corners I'm fairly sure came from Wild Orchid Crafts and the card itself is actually white not the wavy green colour it looks here!  (that new camera is getting closer methinks!)

Anyhoo, just to prove that I can sometimes be a little more adventurous using different techniques with flower images, here is that dahlia image I showed you yesterday looking a little different:

The dahlias are embossed with WOW Black Glint Embossing Powder over a background produced with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry.  I flicked water splashes over it and lifted the colour off using kitchen paper then sponged three colours of Twinkling H2Os over the top but I'm afraid I can't remember which colours I used for that.  There were little pots of lovely colour all over my desk!!  I've used the dahlia word in the background to the panels.

I hope you like them and will join me tuning into Create and Craft to watch Sheena on Saturday .  The show times are still showing as 9.00 a.m., 12 noon, 4.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. AND the stamps are part of a half price event!!

Thank you for looking today.



  1. stunning creations, the irises look so real, gabbie colouring

  2. these are gorgeous Di! The irises are stunning and I am loving the dahlia background xxxx

  3. Lovely Diane, gorgeous colouring on the Iris and I love the Dahlia. Great minds think alike I did a three panel card for the lily image lol. Love them. Tracy x

  4. It's funny, Diane. I tried and tried to do a realistic iris and failed miserably which is so frustrating as i love them but you have captured them perfectly. What a wonderful job.
    I love the arty Dahlias too of course.
    Hugs Lisax

  5. Lovely images Diane. Not sure if you'd remembered and/or are available, but I won't be able to make it tomorrow morning (Friday). Speak soon, x

  6. Perfectly coloured - beautiful. Gorgeous work again xxx


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