Sunday, 25 June 2017

International Art and Soul - Flowers

Come and join us at International Art and Soul and join in with our theme of 'Flowers'. 

My card is an 8x8 by Craft UK and I've used my new stencil on it. I bought the Folkart stencil at Hobbycraft a few weeks ago and this is the first opportunity I've had to use it. I stencilled the base pattern in Distress Inks in varying shades of green and then matted it on to Papermill red card. The elephants were done in Barn Door coloured Distress Ink on a separate piece of white card before being matted on to red card. I set it at an angle across the base mat. The same red card was used for the curved dies which I think were by Sue Wilson. I set one at the top of the elephants and the other at the bottom left so that I could add the flowers and swirly leaves to the right hand corner. The flowers were made for me a good few years ago by a blogging friend, Nataliya Simpson. The green swirly leaves were made with Spellbinder dies.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with animals
Petal Lu - Anything Goes with Red
Stampotique Designers - Stencil It

Thank you all for visiting and leaving me comments, they are all much appreciated.


  1. Hazel, this is so creative. Love the way you used the border pieces.

  2. I really like the stencil you ised for the background. Thank you for sharing with stampotique!

  3. Fabulous card, lovely stencilled background with a wonderfully exotic feel. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes June Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x

  4. Oh Hazel, this is fabulous, I just love your strong colours and the India theme, unusual, distinctive and totally eye-catching :) :) :) xxxxxxx

  5. Oh I love this card, its so pretty, That stencil is brill. Hope alls well with you, Much Love Hazelxx

  6. So pretty. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
    Good luck
    DT Lynda x

  7. Lovely card, fabulous patterns
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
    Jools x