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Monday, 31 August 2009

An Elusive Cyclamen

When is a cyclamen Elusive? When they always turn up their toes and die the minute I get them through the door and when I've used an Elusive Images stamp to produce a more durable plant, that's when :).

I've been trying to blend with my Copics and I'm quite pleased with the leaves, though the flowers are best viewed from a distance. Image was stamped twice in Memento London Fog and the flowers and leaves decoupaged with the dreaded silicon glue. I've used the sketch from Sketch & Stash as the basis for this card, though I've missed off the two flowers. I punched a couple out of paper and they looked really clumsy beside the delicate stamped images, so I took them off and put them into the scrap box. I've also entered this for the Graphicus Challenge to use complimentary colours.

I used new and negelcted stash for my card: the new stash is the Nestie label die that came from my being lucky enough to win a Simon Says challenge and the cyclamen stamp from Elusive Images is the neglected stash. It's from an unmounted rubber stamp set with the most beautiful set of greetings. They are standard words such as Best Wishes but in the most wonderful, flowing script. So... when it arrived I didn't have much EZMount and I left the flowers unmounted. I've been trying to sort all my stamps out so they are mounted with laminated sheets for storage and finally the cyclamen and the daffodil will be inked up!

The green and pink papers are Artylicious, the bright pink bottom layer of strips is a K&Co. Martha Stewart Flourish punch used on the layered strips.
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11 comments:

  1. Ann I love this card and the dimension you added to the flowers is a wonderful touch. Thanks for joining us at Copic Buzz for this challenge.

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  2. Anne, this is so pretty! I am so behind in stamping... I havent posted in a few weeks... hope all is well with you!

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  3. Anne this is absolutely lovely. You are just too funny. I'm sure the flowers look great up close. Silly.

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  4. Hi Anne, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Shaving foam technique is so much fun and you can get so many different looks. Please, feel free to CASE mine - that is what it is all about!

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  5. Hi Anne. I love your elusive cyclamen, they are really pretty and beautifully coloured.

    Lisax

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  6. Such a pretty card and a beautiful image. I know what you mean about plants curling up there toes!!
    Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time.
    Cathy xx

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  7. A truly stunning card Anne, that image is so elegant and I LOVE your new nesties (lucky girl!)
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash.

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  8. Fabulous creation. Your Flowers and leaves are perfection.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking part in the S2G blog hop.

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  9. What a pretty card Anne!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

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  10. beautiful card Anne and wonderful colouring thanks for joining us at sketch and stash challenge hugs Jill xx

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