Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Stampotique Flowers, got to be quirky right?

Hi folks, me again, and yes my Stampotique flowers are definitely quirky, I made them with the spider wings stamp :D,Spiky and so inspiring!
The challenge this week is from the lovely Kristen and she said.................

 We may be nearing towards the end of summer, and for most, the flowers are fully bloomed, but for me, some of the best flowers are yet to come.  I love the gigantic sunflowers and the autumn mums, and for that reason, I challenge you to use flowers in your creations this week. Have fun !


So as Guest designer for the month of August ( lucky me :D ) I made a card
 Baby Cthulhu is carrying flowers for his/her sweetheart!
 The flowers are Spider wings coloured with Copics and rolled, using a stalk from a die cut, sepals from remnants of die cutting and stamen stolen from a paper flower. First I made a very plain background, really subtle colours and a little glisten of glitter but I wasn't happy so I cut him from the background and started again
 The background is now distress inks blended and stamped with water. I used Stringed Lights
with water and then  stamped again with Picked Raspberry DI, A natural sponge damp is great for adding texture to the Distress ink.  Daniel's Hearts also stamped with water hopefully makes the blue more interesting :D
Which do you prefer the pale or colourful background?
 This photo was with the flash and looks so much warmer that the ones without!!
I hope you will be inspired to join in and make something with Flowers there is a chance to win the $30 monthly prize for Stampotique stamps YAY !!!
Busy here lately Grandchildren visiting, fun but exhausting :D Thanks for joining me here, Gay x

34 comments:

aileen (mum) said...

I love him with the bright colourful background. I think it actually highlights him and his flowers even more. So cute.

massofhair said...

Fantastic flowers Gay, love how you have used Spider Wings for the petals. Both backgrounds are lovely but on this occasion i prefer your DI background, takes me to more ethereal plains...

Enjoy your Grandchildrens visits:-) xxx

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous !!! What an amazing card Gay you certainly have a wonderful imagination ! I love everything about this and those flowers are fab and very quirky. the colours are glorious. Enjoy your time with the grandchildren.

Marie

Dotty Jo x said...

Totally fabulous! I love the new background: great work, Gay! Jo x

aussie aNNie said...

Gay all I could say when I saw this is Wow, love the colours, design and the flowers.xxxThe Journey is the Start

Gio said...

Oh yes the colourful background is much better, and makes the card really striking! Brava Gay!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the colours.xxx

Artfully challenged said...

Love this Gay,super cute. I love it with the background even more :)

Hugs
Donna xx

Kaz said...

It's a fabulous card Gay. I liked the first and love the background on the second xx

Kay Wallace said...

Definitely color gets my vote, Gay! Love the use of "Daniel's Hearts," as Baby Cthulhu is carrying flowers to his/her great love! Using rolled "Spider Wings" for your petals is just amazing...love how your mind works! Thank you for continuing to inspire us all as the Guest Designer!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow great and beautiful card dear Gay, I love the image and the colors you've used, the background is super!!!

Greetings
Maria

Valerie Nolan said...

What a beautiful card Gay, the flowers are so unusual and the sepals pure genius! I love the coloured background it's a fabulous colour combo and really shows off the baby and the flowers.
you were right I've had too much fun this summer and this will be the last weekend before we jet off to sunnier climes as the schools go back:)
Enjoy the bank holiday Gay!
Val x

Carol Q said...

I absolutely love this Gay, the background and colour graduation is just stunning. x

Shirley said...

Gay, I have to tell you that I love both cards!!! I like the resist you used on the first you listed and the colors are wonderful! The second on is really kind of elegant with the simplicity! The flowers are totally so pretty and creative!!

Claudine Criner said...

Really loving your outcome of the flowers. I love that you made them with the spider wing stamp, so cool

Mrs.B said...

Love the soft coloured background with this cute image. Those flowers sound really interesting and look fabulous.
Avril xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous, what a great idea to use Spider Wings to make the flowers. I also love the bright background. Great card !
Corrie x

Stamps and Paper said...

Its different Gay but I love it....great image and brilliant colours

Anne

Faith A said...

Love this little character and your fabulous flowers, so ingenious. As for which card I prefer? give me COLOUR every time, although if I only saw the paler card I would rave about that too. :)
x

Karen Gist said...

Oh Gay! This is absolutely gorgeous my lovely! That background is to die for xxx

cheryl said...

Oh this is really different hun but oh how I love it just perfect hugs cheryl xxxx

Coco said...

Oooh Gay... This is absolutely BRILLIANT and incredibly BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love this card so much, Baby Chtulhu is fantastic and so cute here!!! I'm sorry because I couldn't leave you as many comments as wished this month; Though I've seen all your makes as guest DT for Stampotique on FB or Stampotique's blog, you have done an amazing work, WOW WOW WOW!!! Next week I will leave my home for one week more, but after things should be back to normal, at least I hope :) Hugs, Coco xxx

Deepti said...

Oh my that BG is such a stunner :) lovely colors and effects !

Kristen said...

Gorgeous. I love your take on this weeks flower challenge. Gorgeous colors!

Jane France said...

So inventive and inspiring, such a gorgeous background too. Fabulous card Gay :)

LEELOOE said...

great card. I personally more like the colorful background

Gerrina said...

What a super design again! It is funny and beautiful at the same time!!! And the colours are super... This is so original! Hugs, Gerrina

Hettie said...

Love the one with the colourful background.
Grandchildren??? Wow!
Hugs
xx

Viv said...

Wow this is so super Gay, I love the bright background one esp.How clever the way you made the flowers too.Such a sweet cutie of an image also.I have posted pics of the forest fest after wedding party thing if you want a peek btw.Have a great weekend my luverly friend :) hugs Viv xx

Collet Sylvie said...

It's a fabulous card Gay!
I love the colours, and the design!!!!!
Bises
Sylvie

Sue said...

Gay this is beautiful! I like your bold bright backgound best, but they are both fab xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a beautiful design, love that gorgeous creation.

Gez Butterworth said...

Great card Gay. Your background is soooo dreamy :))

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Wow! Another great cards... i love your stampotique little weirdos (that's what I call them when my friend Donna uses them :)).. I do love them, really :) They are adorable, in a very strange way :) You could visit Donna's blog, she's got some magic artworks there that you might like... http://pickleliciousart.blogspot.com/2014/08/great-little-flowery-weirdo.html
All the best,
Ingrid xx