Monday, 1 May 2017

Flower power

Happy May Day everyone..goodness me how did we get here so quickly?

 As it is the first of the month it is time for my Design Team card for the monthly Country View Challenge. For May the theme is "Flower power" which is just perfect for me. I love flower stamps so this was an easy theme for me. You can enter as many times as you like and link to any challenges.  All the details are here

The bluebells in the local woods are in full bloom and they are looking wonderful.
We visited them recently and Bear came too...

I decided to make 2 spring tags, using the same floral stamps but using distress inks for one and the new distress oxides  for the other.

Today I will share the distress ink one, I will share the oxides one on 25th May when it's my turn for my second piece over at Country View.

This is what I got up to in my studio.

These were my colour choices for my tag

I used the wrinkle free distress techique

I added some gloss texture paste through a stencil and got the shiney effect below.

I used Tim Holtz's Lady Rose stamps, I love these floral stamps.

 I stamped an edge using archival ink

I then stamped his Garden flowers onto some mop up card

The lovely script stamp I used is Visible Image
I then  fussy cut them out, put on my creative hat and here is my finished flower power tag.

with a couple of close ups...
I added some chit chat words
and some remnant rubs

and also some glitter pen to the stamens.
I would like to enter my tag up with the following challenges;

A Vintage Journey the magic of 3 I have made 3 flowers
Frilly and Funkie 1/3 put on your inking cap
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Simon says stamp  work it Wednesday 2/3 April showers bring May flowers
That's Crafty 1/3 bright
We love to create 1/2 anything mixed media
Simon says stamp Monday use a number I have a remant rub number on my tag.
Pixie's snippet's Playground #279/80 I have used snippets of card for my flowers.

I have a rare Monday today as I will be back later this morning with my 2nd post, it is also the day for my Visible Image Inspiration over on Facebook.

Back later,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Wow Jane, this is beautiful! Your background is fabulous and I love your monochromatic colour choice! So many lovely details on your tag! xx

  2. A beautiful tag Jane, I adore the colours and the way the flowers stand out on that fabulous background. Have a great BHM xxx

  3. Lovely the way you explain your work Jane. The tag card is beautiful.
    Just love the bluebells plan to be in England this time next year so that I can walk through the bluebell wood. Hope to find a few primroses or wild violets too.
    Margaret M

  4. Gorgeous tag Jane, beautiful spring colours. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  5. Gorgeous tag card Jane. It's very Spring-like. I love the transparent gloss on the background too - I need to try that!

  6. This is gorgeous Jane, I love the gentle greens here and the clear gloss. Enjoy your Bank Holiday xx

  7. This is SOOOO pretty Jane. Thanks for sharing how it was achieved.
    Hugs, Sarn x

  8. Beautiful color choices - love the greens! Great layering technique on your awesome tag! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! Maura

  9. What a fabulous tag Jane! Wonderful design and and just love the citrus colours you used!


    Di xx

  10. I love this Jane. It's so beautiful. Xx

  11. Stunning tag, just love the green and layered flowers. So thankful you shared with us at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Autumn

  12. Beautiful work. I love your step by step.


  13. I love this ! It is beautiful !
    Corrie x

  14. I love everything about this tag Jane! The background the fussy cut flowers, the stamping, just beautiful!

  15. Love the tag! I love the colours you used and will try them myself.

  16. Wow, Jane! Your tag is gorgeous! Love all the stamping and the colors are wonderful!
    xx Evelyn

  17. I absolutely adore this Jane - green is my colour and wow - so pretty - love it xx Hugs rachel x

  18. Love your little tag Jane, the colours are so fresh! Flowers are a great inspiration, aren't they and the bluebells are wonderful at the moment.
    V x

  19. Your bluebell images just make me swoon. I have just one bluebell in my garden! Love the tag you made! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  20. Love your pretty floral tag, Jane! The sentiment is very apt for me at the moment as I am finding my crafty style leaning more and more to clean and simple and sometimes there IS beauty in simplicity!
    We managed to get out in Daisy again this weekend and enjoyed a lovely family time, just chilling on Saturday and then we visited Tatton Hall and Beeston Castle on Sunday - the surrounding woodlands near to where we stayed were full of bluebells and in all the grass verges too - they are so pretty when they carpet the ground like this.
    Hope you have a wonderful week - seems to be set fair, so I'll probably be catching some time outside in the sunshine! Hugs, Lisa x

  21. Awww Bear looks so happy.
    Tag is gorgeous love the texture from the paste.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  22. I love the flowers and the colors you have used. And then your photos of the bluebells and your cute Bear are a delight as well.

  23. Your tag is just gorgeous Jane! I love all the wonderful shades of green, so perfect for springtime. Amazing techniques in the background, and the black accent stamping is a fabulous splash of contrast!!

    Your bluebell shot is fantastic! I haven't seen any flowers so far this year. They ripped out all of the flower beds around the lake for some reason, it seems so dreary this year without the splashes of colour everywhere. So I've decided to redesign my entire patio and build my own flower garden!!! Construction starts in a couple of weeks and I'm very excited! hugs :)

  24. Wow, Jane, this tag has got to be a new favorite of yours for me! Thank you for sharing it with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  25. What beautiful flowers layered onto your lovely tag Jane! wonderful colors and design! thanks for joining (again!) in the AVJ Challenge! Julia xx

  26. This is wonderful Jane! I love that you've stuck to one colour palette so the gorgeous design work really shows through. So fresh and bright! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and at A Vintage Journey xx

  27. This is such a lovely tag, Jane! It exudes depth, richness, and dimension while at the same time reflecting the simplicity that is the theme of the project. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!


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