Sunday, 2 April 2017

2017 #5 Sunflower Girls {by Clare Lloyd}

2017 Topic 5: Blue and Ochre

We love it when Clare pops up with her girls! Here she is with a beautiful card, which could comfortably hit the spot for that tween that you can never find the right card for? Take a look at how she seamlessly pulls it all together ... 

Hello Clare here.

I am going to 'fess up' and admit I really wasn't sure about working with this colour combo but it is always worth trying something a bit out of your crafty comfort zone isn't it?

I stuck to making a card as you can never have enough in your stash and I feel it will actually get used then and not just get shoved in a box or drawer somewhere. I am afraid that 2017 continues to be a use it or loose it year!

So after that initial "why did I say I'd do this?" moment, there was nothing for it but to get out Fresco colours I felt might fit the bill and in this case it was Caramel, Haystack and Southern Skies.

Thought tone on tone might be a good way to go so I didn't end of with green when I layered up colours...not there is anything wrong with just didn't fit the bill! Then came a bit of coordinating stamping too using Archival Inks, ECL04 stamp set and my stencil PA 023.

And decided there had to be black...I couldn't live without black on my projects. So doodling and more stamping
was in order....

So where was I going to put a girl (or girls) on this card? It wouldn't be a Clare Lloyd project without one would it? Then inspiration struck...I would have them peeping out of what became sunflowers...result...LOL!

And so after all that worrying about where I was heading with this project, finally it came together and I actually quite liked the card I ended up with. So the sentiment about summed it that is what all us crafty girls/guys have fun when being creative!


Seems like you totally nailed it Clare! Ochre, blue and sunflower girls! And your stencils add that touch of magic to your layers perfectly too! So many great ideas! Thank you! 

~ Leandra

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Helen said...

Great card, Clare.

Julie Lee said...

Lovely card, Clare. How beautiful your drawing looks against the lovely blue. xx

Mac Mable said...

What a fun way to use the stamps, paints and stencils...great inspiration, thank you x

lbwright22-loopylou said...

ace card Clare. Love the colour combo x

Kirsten said...

Fantastic card, Clare!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Glad that you had fun Clare. Lovely card. Xx

Art By Wanda said...

A wonderful card, Clare!!!!!!!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Ooh this is lovely!

Artmadnana said...

Oh I love your girls Clare. I love how you've used them here too. I haven't got this stamp set - but now I really want it. I love the way the faces are peeking through the flowers. Brilliant idea.

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Claire and such a great idea to put the girls inside the stencil shape! x

Etsuko said...

Lovely card Clare. Wonderful your blue and ochre combo.xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous, Clare !
Corrie x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Oops! Nearly missed this Clarence. It's great! Nice to see the girls in action. Lx

Debs M said...

what a great idea - looks fab! x

catherine said...

Fabulous Clare-just love them
x catherine

Maye M.L said...

Love, love this! Cheers!

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