Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saying It with Flowers

The theme of the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week was based on this scripture:

I Chronicles 16:34 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” (NIV)

We were asked to make a card reflecting this.  I have used the Black Magic technique that was demonstrated at my SU Workshop a couple of months ago by my SU Demo and friend Ann.

 Infact Ann started colouring this image to demonstrate and I finished it off - so Ann, things might sit on my desk for a while, but eventually they become cards! LOL!

The image is stamped with White Craft Ink onto darker CS and when dry, coloured with watercolour pencils - it is so effective and so easy!!  The results can range form soft and subtle to bold and bright - dramatic!!  I then added a punched border with  the Fiskar 'Sunburst'  punch - all edges have been sponged (of course!) and I have added torn and sponged corners!    The border punch qualifies it for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge which is hosted by one of my fellow Australian stamping friends this week - Kathy (aka Wattle) 

The final touch is the sentiment being embossed in copper embossing powder!  This is one of my favourite sentiment sets 'Wonderful Words' by SU...love it!  As there is no DP this card also qualifies for the Charisma Cardz Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and for the encouraging comments you leave me - you know I love knowing when you have been.  It is Saturday evening here and has been a beautiful day with rain just setting in - perfect!  I hope your weekend is relaxed and fun!  God bless you!


  1. Hi Linda a truly stunning card!!
    Always a joy to stop on by.
    Well it is Saturday morning here in Scotland and my weekend is just starting,light drizzle but you can smell Autumn in the air,the leaves on the trees have changed to a rainbow of warm autumn colours and when it is dry here...great fun to walk like a child and shuffle through all the ones that have fallen.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend Linda.

  2. Wow Linda this is really stunning - the shading on the flower is awesome! Love it!
    Pauline x

  3. My Goodness Linda - your work just keeps getting more and more exquisite!!! Love the technique you used and that border is fabulous!! And thanks for playing FTTC again just for me!!!! :) ~hugs~

  4. This is beautiful Linda!! I love the way you colored the flowers!!! Your creations are always such a blessing to me as are you and your posts!! Thanks for always sharing your Christian love!!

  5. Oh this card is really pretty love those flowrs so elegant
    love tasha xx

  6. This is so lovely! I've never tried this technique, thanks for the info!

  7. Oh my goodness Linda... I can see your talent increasing each week! You amaze me my friend! This technique is gorgeous! I haven't done it in a long time! Your punched edge is just lovely... fiting to you! Blessings on your weekend! Hugs!

  8. Gorgeous card! I love the touch of embossing and you do it so beautifully!

  9. Another masterpiece - and I love the way you share the how and why of your inspiration. You are a blessing.


  10. That is a very dramatic and bold look. What a lovely set of flowers! And it takes a true master hand to get such great shading. Thanks for participating in the SSCC this week, we look forward to seeing you next week as well.

  11. What a great technique!! You do beautiful work.

    Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC.

  12. Gorgeous card. Love those cone flowers. I have them in my garden in the summer. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz.

  13. This is a really gorgeous card, fabulous technique. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

    Jan x

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