'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Good morning, all!

Time for a new challenge over at 
In My Garden
Show us what's hiding in your garden...or even what you'd like to discover hiding in your garden...
All media welcome and we look forward to visiting your blogs to enjoy your creations!
Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see the inspiration from the design team members by clicking the link above...the challenge will last for the next two weeks.
Have lots of fun!

This is a great challenge for this time of year, when so many flowers are in bloom, some on their way out until next year as the summer draws to a close. There are still 'riots of colour' to be enjoyed everywhere you look 😉 - for the time being at least.

My offering began life as a gelli print, made with pink, white and blue acrylics and a dotty stencil. I began by overstamping various text and graphic stamps in Versa Clair and Versafine inks, clear embossing them to seal over the acrylics. Then I played with 'that stamp' again...I really do love this VI bloom! This time I stamped it onto text paper from my stash, cut them out and drew in the drippy stems with a Posca pen, adding a few more spatters of black and white paint. 

I'm playing in the More Mixed Media Challenge of ATG plus optional Bright colours.

Thanks for calling in today

Hope to see you soon


22 very kind comments from lovely people:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a fabulous card Cath and I love everything about it! Great colours and design and I love the text within the flowers. Superb colours and background too x

Meggymay said...

I can see why you love this image, its a beautiful card Cat and the background colours look lovely.
Yvonne xx

Marjut said...

Stunning card, great background!

Rosie said...

A fantastic card, Cath

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a fantastic card! I love the bright colours and design of your gelli print with the black and white flowers - stunning 😁. Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Jo x

butterfly said...

Ooh, clever - love how the b&w book page flowers pop against the vivid colours and layers of the background - a great card.
Alison x

María said...

Beautiful background, I love the colours you've used to create it and the best thing is how it hightlights the flowers. Hugs, María.

Joan said...

Stunning background and I love the text flowers

Joan x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Cath there's lots of intrigue and interest within your gelli print background, makes a great backdrop for that fab stamp.. It's wonderful when we find an image that can be used in so many ways. I have far too many stamps that have been one hit wonders.
I have so many things hiding in my garden.. this is a great challenge. Hope I get chance to play along when I get back to my creative station.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Yes...'that stamp'! I do love it and expect that one day it will 'fall' into my basket somewhere! I love the way it stands out against the gelli print background - such a clever idea to use the text paper! Hugs, Chrisx

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful card Cath. Nice background Gelli print. You are right. There are still so many beautiful blooms everywhere. Too bad it won't be all that long before those flowers disappear. But it's not yet so lets enjoy them. hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, Cath. The layers and layers you created for this card make it have so much depth. I love how you started with a gelli print. I really MUST start using mine, even though I hate it. This is a beautiful representation of your garden and a great inspiration, too.

Mrs.B said...

I love the vibrancy of this card and the text flowers look stunning, it's a fabulous stamp. Background colours are gorgeous.
Avril xx

Tammy said...

WOW Cath, this is stunning! I love the colors and gorgeous script flowers, the background is awesome! I just purchased a Gelli plate/press now I can't wait to use it, it looks like a lot of fun!
Hugs, Tammy

froebelsternchen said...

An absolutely charming and gorgeous design.
Amazing Cath! Happy TioT and thanks so much for your nice words for me, your friendship is such a pleasure!
Susi xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and really love the stamp and text paper too-great minds think alike!
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Cath just seen your comment and hope you are feeling better-my email is in my profile but for some reason it's not working!
Carol x

Caty said...

OOhhh this card is really Fantastic Cath !! Loove it! The colours of the background are amazing, and the flowers are lovely. Hope all is good for you, and I wish you a very nice weekend, and send big hugsss

Neet said...

Think I have been so busy with other things that I have neglected my blog friends and I am hoping I have time to enter this challenge because your delightful card has inspired me. I love the way you have used text paper to stamp your image on - a really different look and it works so well.
I just wish I had your success rate with Gelli Prints, something I enjoy doing but rarely fall in love with when I have done them. This one, I would be more than happy with.
Hugs, Neet xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Gorgeous card and colours Cath - I just love LOVE everything about it! :)
Gill x

Aimeslee Winans said...

I'm loving everything you are creating, Cath. Yes, that is one gorgeous flower stamp. Love all the layers in the background too. xox

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.