Saturday 26 March 2016

PPA293 and FMS 229

It's a wet autumn day but after the long drought of summer, it's a pleasant relief. Being a long weekend as well, things are looking good. So today, I've combined two challenges: the soft, dreamy, spring colours from Pals Paper Arts and an interesting sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Because the colours in the challenge were so spring-like, naturally I started thinking flowers and got out a set I haven't used for a long time, Altenew's Painted Flowers. It's a tricky wee beast to use, with its three steps but it makes such a pretty image, it's worth persevering with. I masked a strip of the background and used Timeless Textures to create a soft band of colour for the flowers to sit on.

on the inside...

Card: Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Stamps: Altenew Painted Flowers, SU Timeless Textures, W&W Big, Bold and Party.
Inks: Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Tuxedo Black
Other: Square framelit, black pen to colour edges of the squares.


  1. Jan - these flowers are so sweet in these squares. What a great card! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Color Challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

  2. Beautiful spring flowers! Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing it at FMS!

  3. Beautiful card! I love those flowers! They are coloured beautifully! The inside of the card is lovely as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. What a stunning CAS card! Love the flowers and the border that they are sitting on! The recipient of this card is a lucky friend. Thanks for including the PPA color challenge in your stamping fun this week!

  5. I love the masking to create the strip of spots for the flowers to float on. The flowers make have tested you yet you make it look effortless. And I love the inside as much as the front. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the Pals this week.

  6. Absolutely love the little squares with flowers, and the whole card used the colors beautifully. Thank you for playing with us at PPA this week.