Monday, 1 May 2017

Country View Challenges - Flower Power

May has come around soooo quickly.  The challenge theme for this month is flower power - who doesn't love flowers, right?

Here is the card that I created for the challenge...

The background was created using a stencil and Modelling Paste.  A really important tip here is to make sure you thoroughly clean your stencil after use or at least put it straight into water - that way the modelling paste will not dry onto the stencil. Once the modelling paste had dried I coloured the background using Broken China  and Shabby Shutters distress inks.  I used a few torn strips of music paper to add another layer and texture.

The amazing image from Lin Brown for Paper Artsy was stamped onto Smoothy card stock and coloured using Polychromo pencils.  It was then cut around and mounted onto the card.

I drew a scribbly line around the card.

To finish I coloured Seam Binding  using distress inks.  I crumpled the ribbon while it was still wet.  When dry, I tied the ribbon around the card.

So - there it is! 

Do pop over to the Country View Crafts Challenge blog and see the designs from the other design team members - they are all totally amazing!.... and make sure you join in with the challenge to be in with a chance of winning a voucher to spend at Country View Crafts.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Cool cad Miriam, love the textured background and gorgeous flower design xxx

  2. Beautiful card, Miriam! The PaperArtsy flower looks great in front of your fabulous stencilled background! Great colours too!

  3. Hi Miriam, what a lovely textured floral plaque such delicate colours. Happy May day xxx

  4. Love it Miriam and love the challenge theme too. Gorgeous mixed media card!

    Lesley Xx

  5. Love it! Beautiful card!

  6. I love this Miriam, especially the torn music sheet and the shabby ribbon, just perfect! xx

  7. You have reminded to get out the seam binding Miriam, so much stash, always forget!
    Adore what you have created....also, I haven't used that stamp for a to look it out now! Xx

  8. Beautiful card, Miriam!
    xx Evelyn

  9. It all works well together, lovely card!

  10. a beautiful make Miriam - I love that flower! Hugs rachel x

  11. I just love your layering and colors here - tremendous project! Hugs, Autumn

  12. Lovely card, fabulous texture and soft colours. xx