Wildflowers blue

This one is for my mother’s card stash. I try to keep her well stocked with cards but I know she is better than me at sending them  so she goes through them faster than I do. As soon as I finished this one I knew she would like it; we both love flowers with blue in them, cornflowers, hydrangeas, delphiniums. I used one of the silhouette flower stamps from the Darkroom Door set, ‘Wildflowers vol 2’.

I inked the top half of the stamp in blueprint sketch distress stain, spritzed it lightly and stamped several times across the panel. Next I inked the stems in the lower half of the stamp, and a few dots above that, with forest moss distress stain and again stamped across the panel. For some variety in colour I dabbed some dusty concord distress stain on the flower sections and stamped than over the floral area. You can see in the closeup, the stamping is quite loose but the overall effect is a garden of blue flowers. Just what I wanted.

I’ll be getting this one and some others in the mail to you soon, Mum 🙂


Stamps: Wildflowers vol 2 (Darkroom Door)
Inks: blueprint sketch, dusty concord, forest moss distress stains (Ranger)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper (Fabriano) olive green cardstock

More masking

Surprised? That I would do more masking, that is?  I should set myself a challenge one day to make a card that doesn’t involve sponging or masking!

This one is masked but not sponged. I added the colour to the masked panel with a brayer, first the cranberry then the teal. I then stamped a few flowers in teal and cranberry before removing the masks and adding flowers in black. The sentiment does look a wee bit lost on the coloured panel but in real life it is easier to read.


Stamps: Wildflowers Vol 2 (Darkroom Door), …smiling (PB)
Inks: Cranberry Crisp, Taken with Teal(SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory

Less is More Masking

The challenge at the Less is More blog this week is to use masking. Well that is not a challenge at all; it is more of a challenge not to!

I masked the rectangular panel first and then positioned a second mask across the panel to make the hilly horizon. Above the horizon I sponged sunrise colours and below the grassy colours. After removing the hill mask I added the flowers from Darkroom Door, removed all the masks and finally added the sentiment from Penny Black. I like the way this sentiment looks like a hastily handwritten note.

Have a great day; I hope the sun is shining where you are!


Stamps: Wildflowers Vol 2 (Darkroom Door), Thinking of You (PB)
Inks: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, True Thyme, Old Olive, Buckaroo Blue (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory

Inspired by Simplicity

This is the third card I made when trying out my new Wildflowers set. It was inspired by this lovely card by Susan at Simplicity. I limited the colour scheme to five colours and made sure there was a common colour on each panel to tie it together. I applied markers directly onto the stamps and spritzed the stamp with water before stamping it on the white card.

It is March break in Ontario so I am hoping for a little more stamping time in the next week. So hopefully a few more cards on the blog too.


Stamps: Wildflowers Vol 2 (Darkroom Door), Upsy Daisy(SU)
Inks: Markers (SU)
Cardstock: MFP white

Neutral wildflowers

Here is another card made with one of the stamps from the Darkroom Door Wildflowers 2 set. It is an unusual colour scheme for me but I was thinking of the Less is More stamp challenge (Neutral colours) when I made it. By the time I had finished however I realised there was a little more stamping rather than less covering the card!

I started by masking the panel then stamping the wildflower spray in versamark a couple of times. I then sponged some crumb cake ink before sprinkling some clear embossing powder over the wildflowers. Because I had sponged after the versamark the embossed images ended up rather ghost-like. I inked a brayer with a small square ink pad  and then transferred it to the panel creating slight tile effect on the back ground.  A little more sponging, flowers stamped in early espresso and a black flower and sentiment completed the card.

Thank you again for visiting and commenting; I enjoy reading your comments and appreciate all your encouragement.


Stamps: Wildflowers Vol 2 (Darkroom Door), All Year Cheer(SU)
Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory

Silhouette and sun

My parents sent me a stamp set from Darkroom Door for my birthday so I played around with it on the weekend. The set is Wildflowers Vol 2 and is full of lovely silhouettes just waiting to be stamped into a scenic landscape!

I masked a panel first then sponged in greens, blue and yellow before stamping the flowers in green a couple of times, then black to finish. I planned to pop the panel up but it still needed something more so I pulled out the embroidery thread and punched a couple of indents to wrap a length of thread around a few times. I have a couple more using this set coming up over the next few days.

Thanks for dropping by.


Stamps: Wildflowers Vol 2 (Darkroom Door), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Inks: Summer Sun, Mellow Moss, Artichoke, Bashful Blue (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: MFP 100lb white
Also: Embroidery thread