Monday, 5 October 2015

A Black Flower!

Hello and thank you for visiting me

First I'd like to give a warm welcome to Carole who has just joined me here.   She makes some lovely cards and has also done some silk painting.

The card I'm showing today started off as a piece of scrap on my desktop.  I'd got some distress ink left on my mat and spritzed with water and wiped it up with a piece of white card.  It looked quite pale and boring.  I rubbed some Black Soot distress ink through a mask but still didn't like it.

I put it to one side until I had a bit of a sort out when I decided to cut it in half to make a couple of DL cards.

I used Paper Artsy stamps for the stem and flower which I stamped with Black Archival straight onto the background.  Then I stamped the flower again onto some yellow paper, cut it out, separating the petals and stuck onto the card.  The centre is a circle of black card that I cut out, stuck on and then I added some white enamel dots.

I stamped a little grass in black at the bottom, inked round the edge with yellow then matted onto black card and added the three small brads in matching colours.  I used two sentiments for balance.

It was pretty quick to make and I'm pleased with how it turned out.

I'd like enter my card into the following challenges:-

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 197
Alphabet Challenge blog "Quick and Simple"


  1. Hi Barb, this card jumped out at me at Pixie's Playground, the black and yellow is such a stunning colour combo : )

  2. I don't think my comment worked - Blogger logged me out! Anyway, what I was saying was... this turned out great! I like the background and the torn edge. Then I said something about those scraps multiplying and no matter how many I use, I always have so many more! Good for you for using some scraps!

  3. a fabulous card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. Hello Barb-Well,your piece of "scrap" turned out fabulous!Beautiful flower,and it goes perfectly with your background :)
    Have a good week,
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

  5. Lovely card Barb! The background is awesome, it makes the beautiful flower stand out. I like your style! Hugs Lisa

  6. The background is perfect to showcase that pretty black flower! Who knew I'd like a black flower, but I do!

  7. you should be pleased, this is gorgeous! Love how it evolved from a scrap, the little grass is cute, you created a beauty xxx

  8. Wonderful Barb! The background is fabulous and a perfect foil to the glorious flower! Love it!


    Di xx

  9. Hi Barb....Beautiful card you made from scrap.....great colours....Joolsx

  10. How clever using your scraps like that, I love how your card has turned out too. Just perfect.

    Hugs Erika. x

  11. This is a gorgous card Barb, Love that background xx

  12. Beautiful card - very striking.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Helen x
    (DT Member)


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