Thursday, May 31, 2018

More Beautiful Flowers...

Hi folks, it's hard to believe it's the last day of May already and that the weather's been absolutely glorious for most of the month. I love being out in the fresh air so I've been taking advantage while it lasts, out and about on little road trips in the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside, with no route in mind, just driving, enjoying the views and stopping off for a coffee when the mood takes me. After all, it's not often this far flung corner of the UK gets almost 4 weeks of glorious wall-to-wall sunshine in a row.

or I'm just as happy pottering around in the garden with my Furry Helper and as always at this time of year, the azaleas are stealing the show.

With flowers in mind, I'm sharing another card made with the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp Fly Me Away June Card Kit
I stamped the image with Simon's Intense Black ink on to a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper, stamped again on to Simon's Masking Paper, cut out and placed over the image.
I applied Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink through the Hearts Mini Layering Stencil from Set 6 using a Distress Blending Brush and I love how you can get a gradient of colour by shortening or lengthening the bristles, it's one cool tool. I removed the mask, coloured the image using Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a Distress Detailer Brush and used a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen to add highlights to the stamens.
I stamped "Loved" from Beautiful Flowers with Intense Black on to the panel and "you are"with Versamark ink on to black card and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder. I added Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets and matted the panel on to a black card blank.
I'll see you all tomorrow with June Card Kit Cards Nos 3 and 4
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

9 comments:

sally said...

I love that your azalea bushes are in tone with your card! So grateful that we are getting all this glorious weather here in deeside and not a thunderstorm to be seen either :-)

Sally x

Redanne said...

So glad you have had wonderful weather too Kath, although ours is going gently cooler by the day (which I love!). The flowers in your garden are just stunning, your azalea is amazing.

I saw your beautiful card on FB, the brushes really do do a wonderful job and I love the way you have coloured those stunning flowers! Hugs, Anne xxx

Linda Simpson said...

The azaleas looks gorgeous, we went to Mount Pleasant gardens on Sunday and they were stunning there too with so many colour ways. I adore your card and love that stamp too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

suzyb said...

Beauteous pictures of the countryside Kath, lovely. My father always regretted not getting back to England after the war. I love your work, the card and the pictures.
Have a glorious day:)

misteejay said...

Super photos Kath. A bit of sunshine really lifts the spirits.
Love your make - the colour is so pretty.
Toni xx

Annie said...

your photographs are beautiful Kath, especially the azaleas x Fabulous make too x that stamp is fabulous and the colours are wonderful

Have a great weekend
Annie x

The VineArt Cafe said...

How beautiful your card is and such lovely pictures of the countryside around your home and of course it's good you give "Buddy" the credit he deserves as such a good friend to have around!

Karen Gerek said...

Oh my goodness, you've got a great eye for depth with your colors. Just lovely!

Lee said...

Beautiful photos,love the Scottish scenery.Your garden is so pretty.Great card.Hugs and Cuddles for Buddy.xxx

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