Sunday, 12 June 2016

FSC Beautiful Blooms

Hello there,

Before I move on to today's post, I'd like to welcome my newest follower.......Dianne Vynne.  Thank you for joining me Dianne :)

It's time for another new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.  The theme this month is 'Beautiful Blooms.'  I have so many flower stamps that I was spoiled for choice on this one, so I thought that I'd try something a little different, so here goes......

I started by stamping five of the Gibson Girl in a rough flower shape.  I did this twice before cutting them out and using a bone folder to shape and dimension. I then mounted them onto each other and used a rose that I made using Spellbinder Rose Creations for the center.

I created the background using stamps and stencils, and I also used some sequin waste to create the little dots that you can see.  Once I was happy with the colours, I used a flourish stamp by Inkylicious to decorate around the edge.  I then heat embossed it in gold to make it look a little more opulent.

This Gibson Girl is one of my favourite stamps by Flonz Craft and I've enjoyed making her into a Beautiful Bloom!

Inks used were:
Impress: Garnet,
Distress: Cracked Pistachio, twisted Citron

We would love you to join us in this challenge so get out your stamps and inks and let's see what you create.  Please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so please don't use digital images, just good old fashioned stamping.

We are so lucky to be sponsored by Leo over at Flonz Craft and one lucky random winner will receive a $20 voucher to be used online.  There will also be a Top 3 spotlight, chosen by the Design Team,

The Design Team have made some fabulous samples so why not visit their blogs and take a look. All details can be found at the Fashionable Stamping blog.

Thank you for your visit :)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Pixies Snippets Playground - Anything Goes week 233
Penny Black and More - Flower Power
That's Crafty Challenge - In The Pink
Craft Stamper - Take It Make It June


  1. What a very clever way to use that lovely Gubson Girl stamp Sandra, it's such an ingenious way to build up your focal flower and the gold embossing over the pink inking round the edges really draws the eye to a super colour palette.

    Hope you have as good Sunday.

    B x

  2. Love, love, love this one Sandra. Very imaginative and the colours are adorable. Well worth another visit to look at it again..

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. Hi Sandra. This is truly inspired creativity! I love how the Gibson girls form the petals! And the rosebud is a beautiful center. Lovely colours too. I love this!
    Dot x

  4. gorgeous vintage card and great design Sandra
    Gr Karin

  5. Wow, really clever card Sandra - LOVE how you used the Gibson girls to make the flower - genius!


    Di xx

  6. Well that's certainly different and what a wonderful "flower" you have created, love it . Beautiful colours too


  7. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful, beautiful and very creative design! Thanks for sharing xx

  8. OMG how creative Sandra, it's gorgeous, very clever way to use the stamp. Beautiful colours too, love your card.
    Managed to catch Inkylicious on catch up, just brilliant, the demos were so instructive, it was lovely to see your fabulous samples and to hear how much Debbie and Emma think of your creations, Kate x

  9. Oh wow, this is so creative and fabulous!! I love the design!! The colors are fabulous, too!! What a clever and beautiful card this is!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Very clever use of a non-floral stamp to make a big bloom for the challenge. Simply lovely xxx

  11. What a truly innovative way to use that beautiful stamp...utterly brilliant!! xx

  12. Genius idea!it looks fabulous, love the colours. Cara x

  13. This is so clever and original, love it. Gorgeous background and the gold embossing adds a lovely touch,
    Avril xx

  14. Hi Sandra, what a great idea the Gibson head flower. Lovely design, this is a wonderful card.
    Hugs Carola

  15. Beautiful card with a great idea to use the gorgeous Gibson girl image as a the colours and background.
    Pam x

  16. wow - that's so clever, love how you've used that stamp. Gorgeous card...Esther xx

  17. Oh wow what a creative design! So stunning and effective!
    Lucy x

  18. What a special & unique flower! Would never have thought to stamp the head into the petal formation as you've done. It takes a minute for the eyes to recognize that the flower is so special. It's so clever, and so very pretty. TFS & have a great week.

  19. Your snippets Gibson girl flower is incredible, Sandra! What a wonderful design!! Let me know if you want to attend a lunch I'm hosting in Knutsford for bloggie friends when I'm visiting next month and I'll send you the details! (darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com) Hugs, Darnell

  20. Such a clever card and clever idea. Gorgeous vibrant colour choice. So texural and elegant. A really stunning and very creative card x

  21. This is gorgeous, such a clever idea and beautiful colours.

  22. Man, what a cool design! Totally brilliant and creative! Great use of color too! <3

  23. A bit late, but finally I found some time to do a bloground...
    This is so original and beautiful! I wouldn't come up with the fabulous idea to use this stamp as petals! Hope you have a sunny week!

  24. WOW! This is so creative .... love it! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  25. This is stunning what a super use of a stamp, thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge... Good luck & hope to see you again soon xx

  26. oooh, i love the gold border and your very creative flower! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  27. Lovely card and nice to see something different.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More ' Flower Power' challenge and good luck x Susan x


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