Thursday, July 26, 2018

July Flower - Larkspur

Hello friends and welcome.

I'm still hanging in there with this Year of Flowers Collection.

This month's flower is Larkspur.

I've inked the stamp with Distress markers, stamped onto linen textured cardstock
and used a damp water brush to move the ink a bit.

Instead of splattering, I used the small end of a Festive Berries 
Distress Marker to add some random dots.

I die cut with my Double Pierced Rectangle die and inlaid the 
design piece inside the frame.

By adding this to a dark card base and placing the frame on foam,
 I get a bit of color peeking around the inside piece.

This particular flower is one of my favorites in the set.

And there have been a lot of July birthdays on my calendar!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Year of Flowers Collection (PTI), Every Day Happiness (PTI)
Ink:   Stormy Sky Peeled Paint, Festive Berries (DM), Midnight Muse (SU)
Paper:   Pacific Point (SU), Linen Texture (American Crafts)
Other:  Double Pierced Rectange Die (Avery Elle)


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty! I like that stamp a lot, especially on the textured paper. I posted my larkspur today too. It was harder to get to this in July! Have a good day.

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, even more so because it's the flower of my birth month! Speaking of which, thank you for my card, which was STUNNING! ♥

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love everything about this Bonnie.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Very artsy larkspur and I love what you did with it, Bonnie!!

MaryH said...

It's a lovely flower, and you've showcased it beautifully with your coloring techniques. I love the way you've inlaid the double stitched pieces - it's such a pretty way to frame this bouquet. Happy wkend, TFS

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie such a beautiful flower, the direcet to stamp with spritzing looks perfect. I love the spread of the colour on water and great faux splatters.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Love the linen texture. Way to stretch your stamp to create your splatters. And no mess! xx

JosieD said...

Wow...what a difference those Bonnie magic touches make! The linen texture CS, the card base in vibrant color to match the image, inlaid image piece with frame on foam for peek of color. And using fine tip of marker for splatter look -- what a great idea. Result is such an interesting looking card.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the blue larkspur. I like how the blue base peeks through the foam mounted frame. TFS
Have a wonderful day.

Mac Mable said...

Lovely layout on your ever so pretty card. The larkspur is delightful and your stamping technique looks great x

Susan said...

I love larkspurs, Bonnie, and you've captured them perfectly! Lovely soft colouring and a great layout!

Daffodil Cards said...

Love the flower and the background of your beautiful card.
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Nancy Stislow said...

You did a beautiful job painting these, Bonnie and I love the color. You always do a wonderful soft wash in the background too. Love this!

Loll said...

So pretty! Love those flowers Bonnie. And great coloured base with the white stitched framing. xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty and done in my favorite color. I like how you did the dots with a Distress Marker and I love that rectangle die.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so classy and elegant, Bonnie! I love the softly watercolored Larkspurs. They're so pretty! Now I know that moving ink a bit with a damp water brush is not as easy as I thought (I tried and failed!), so I appreciate your beautiful work even more! :-) And what a cleaver idea to let the Pacific Point blue peeking around the inside frame! Looking forward to your August flower card! Hideko

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card!

Bo┼╝enA said...

I love the details of the stamping in this card. The color has beautifully grouped around the edge, while coloring the whole picture. I love how you created this picture.

Jo Manna said...

A very special approach to this card which truly appeals to me. The softness of the blue blooms reinforced by the blue card base, along with the scattered red dots, such a nice balance. Another beauty! xx

Sandy said...

Your flowers are always beautiful!
Sandy xx

Karen D. said...

lovely...especially done in the blue!
xx Karen