Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Hello bloggers.  Firstly may I say a big thank you to everyone for their lovely comments - I really appreciate them!!  Today I thought I would do something a bit different.  I bought some Martha Stewart air dry clay a little while ago so decided to have a play with it.  It is really easy to use and the results are great - even my 11 year old son made a beautiful rose with it which he is really proud of!

My son's rose!
I inked a piece of card with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and then stamped Sheena Douglass' 'A Little Bit Floral - Floral Corners' with black archival.  I then 'painted' the stamped lilies with watered-down bleach to lift off some of the colour (if you are going to try this please work in a ventilated area as the bleach does make your eyes water!).  I layered the stamped image onto black card and put a piece of acetate over it - I used Card Candy to cover up where I had stuck on the acetate.  (I saw this done in a magazine a little while ago and think it looks really effective.)  I stuck the whole thing onto a mirror I had so I can now use it as a piece of wall art.

The lilies in the corner are made with the air dry clay using the Blossom Sugar Art 'Lily' cutter and mould set.  I left them to dry overnight and used the 'Ultramarine Violet' Aqua Promarker to colour the centres.  I cut the flourishes from Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge - 'Blooms and Blossoms';
Country View Crafts' Challenge - 'How does your garden grow?'

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card, lovely image and your flourish & flowers are lovely accents to it. Thanks for joining us this month at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
    Kim xXx
    P.S Your son's rose is gorgeous.

  2. This card is striking. I love the simplicity, the elegance, good composition. A fab card. Thank you for joining in our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx