A Single Flower…

It’s not too often I use just one flower stamp to create a design. A few years ago when I first started stamping, this would have been much more common. I love the idea of going back and creating simple designs. Or maybe…not so simple but with a limitation of earlier days when you had a limited supply list to work from. I love how it stretches your creativity to use stamps and products in new ways. Sometimes I think we lose that. That is what the Limited Supply Challenge is all about. I’m loving today’s challenge…to use a single flower stamp and a single sentiment if desired. No patterned paper, no Cuttlebug. I went a step further and limited myself to a single color of cardstock, using just three layers. Check out the challenge at LSC157 if you’d like to play along! :0

Springtime Friend


For this design, I simply stamped my flower image multiple times in Lettuce Adirondack ink. This flower is from the Kim Hughes Silhouette Blooms 1 set from Cornish Heritage Farms. After stamping…I dotted my blooms with Liquid Applique and then gently heated with my heat gun. I then lightly sponged on rose colored chalks from my Pebbles chalk set. Very easy and very much like spring. 🙂

To define my edges, I distressed and stitched them for added interest. The Friend sentiment on this design comes from the Silhouette Blooms 2 set also by Kim. To play up the textural elements of this design, I added a strip of soft green May Arts ribbon and a moss velvet brad from Making Memories.

Thanks for stopping by…again! ….today. 🙂 I certainly did not plan on blogging again but just couldn’t resist this challenge! 🙂

34 responses to “A Single Flower…

  1. OH wow, this is just gorgeous!!! I love how you did the flowers, they are just beautiful!

  2. love it! and the white is so pretty! lisa k

  3. WOW, Julia, I really like it!! Simple, but gorgeous!

  4. Oh Julia — you out did yourself on this one. It is absolutely magnificent. Thanks so much for bringing such beauty to my day.

  5. Absolutely beautiful & stunning.

  6. Absolutly stunning and so elegant!

  7. I absolutely love this. It is so wonderfully spring-like.
    The colors and the technique are awesome.

  8. OMGoodness!!! GASP…Love this card in so many ways. Beautiful!

  9. This is so delicate and beautiful. Perfect for Spring.

  10. Gorgeous card, Julia! I Love your 3D blooms.
    Hugs and smiles

  11. That is so so pretty. Such a soft sublime beauty to it.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. This is so gorgeous and soft looking. Makes me long for spring again!!! Beautiful card.

  13. Julia, you’re really on a roll these days . . I LOVE the scrapbooking layout of the kids, and especially this springtime card. I think the buds are just ingenious!

  14. I’d give it a 10……PERFECT!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the tone-on-tone look with the white paper!! Stunning!!

  16. this card is beautiful!

  17. Gorgeous Julie!!!! Love what you’ve done with the flowers!!!

  18. Julia, this is unspeakably lovely! That liquid appliqué with the pink chalk on it makes it amazing–great job!

  19. So, So beautiful. Love the soft green and pink-so pretty. tfs

  20. This is so lovely! I am a big fan of simple cards. Sometimes they take so much longer to design ;)! Beatrice

  21. so pretty, J! love the pink applique!

  22. Such a beautiful card!! I’ll have to try the technique you used for the blossoms. So fresh and creative. TFS

  23. Lovely, fresh look, the liquid applique sure gives it a special touch!

  24. OHHHHH MYYYYYY GOSSSHHHHH!!! This is beautiful, J!!!!! I *love* those tiny pink flowers!!!! Oh so dainty!!! Wow!

  25. This is so beautiful! I am going to have to try this. I have never used chalks on the liquid applique. Thanks so much!

  26. Simply beautiful Julia !!

    Have a great weekend.

  27. Your work is always astoundingly beautiful but this is especially lovely. Absolutely stunning. Love the hint of pink against the white on white and all of your distressing and stitching: WOW! :0) Mel

  28. OMGosh, I LOVE this card. It is absolutely stunning!!!

  29. Well, now aren’t you the clever gurl!! Gotta CASE some flowers now. Have lots of the Liquid Applique, but who’da thunk to color them with chalks except our gurl Julia!! Thanks for sharing!

  30. This is so beautiful, and I love how you sponged the LA! Gorgeous card!!

  31. Wow! So beautiful. :0)

  32. All I can say is ……..Absolutely Beautiful!

  33. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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