Friday, 3 June 2011

Forgotten Friday 19- Irises

Hi folks, it's Friday again, time to rummage through your stash again, find a neglected or forgotten item, and make a crafty project. If you post a comment here, linking to your blog, I'll pop along and take a look.

This week, I've chosen to use a lovely set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque, called 'Elegant Iris'. I've had this set of stamps for a long time, unused until today. I decided to steer away from the more traditional lilac colour for my iris, and based my colour scheme on a lovely iris called 'Dame de Coeur'. Elaine, a fellow Guild member gave me link to a fabulous website that sells these irises, they are beautiful, and I am thinking of getting some for my garden.

I printed off a lovely background paper that is available from Chocolate Baroque in the form of a download, it is from the Stucco Backgrounds- Bright Damask collection. Then I stamped the Iris on a script background onto Hot Pressed Watercolour paper. I use this a lot, as it will stamp very smoothly. I used  Distress Inks to colour the background of my stamp, and Inktense pencils to colour the image.

I used Clearly for Art by Wendy Vecchi to stamp three of the flowers out, and moulded these slightly. I then stuck these to the card, adding three of my very vast, underused button collection.

I have chosen not to add a sentiment at this point, as this card can be used for a multitude of occasions, and I can add something at the last minute if necessary.

Thanks for popping by today, Judith xx


crafty flossie said...

Morning Judith. Lovely card. Your colouring is very delicate. The backing paper is lovely and the selection of colours are so useful.

Anne said...

Ooh lovely card and sounds like a must-have iris too:)

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

What a lovely and beautiful card judith. Gorgeous. A beautiful stamp the iris.
Gr. Marja

Aquarius said...

I really like the colours you've chosen for your iris - very unusual and I know they come in some wonderful combinations in reality.  You can see my card here

Jill said...

Hi Judith!

Love the colours on that iris. I have some blue and yellow irises in my garden, both donated by kind men in the allottments!

Hope you're well.



Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Hi Judith, Love this card and the colours you've used, as you say different than the normal purples. When I was looking through my cupboard I came across this stamp and very nearly used it. The one I have used though has been in the cupboeard longer. Here is my contribution this week.


Miranda said...

Hi Judith, a lovely "Iris'card and love your acetate flowers! Have a nice weekend, greetz, Mirandaxx

craftimamma said...

Another beautiful card Judith with wonderful colouring as always. I love the Clearly for Art flowers. Eeek, haven't tried mine yet or that fab iris stamp. You do prick my conscience every week, lol!

Lesley Xx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Judith. I love those colours, so glad that website inspired you, it always brings a smile to my face with it's rainbow selection of beautiful flowers. The Inktense colours work so perfectly and well done for using the Clearly for Art too. Elaine x

Uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is the most amazing, beautiful and creative,,

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