Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Iris

I have had this Iris stamp for ages, but never got round to using it. But what better time, than for SPRING! And the Less is More : One Layer Spring Flower Challenge, and the One-Layer Simplicity : Just Add Water Challenge.

I used Distress Markers as my ink. To start off, I spritzed a bit too much water, but that gives a more artsy look. I added pearls to give a centre as it had lost the details, and some black lines.



I wasn't so happy about the mix of colours as I had used Seedless Preserves instead of Dusty Concord by mistake. So the next attempt was with the Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac.


This time I thought there was not enough water on the petals! So third time lucky ...


By adding the words below the flower, I thought it would work well for the CASology : Roots Challenge too.

Which look do you prefer?

18 comments:

  1. Oh, pretty! I love the doodled grounding line - it works perfectly with your sentiment!

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  2. Well, Janet, each card is special, just like every flower in nature, slightly different, but always pretty!

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  3. Your overthinking it, they all look great.

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  4. lovely Janet, really lovely! I would have taken way more tries!!!! LOL!!!
    AMAZING!!

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  5. Beautiful water colored flower, Janet (but, I think they're all great)! I love that you chose the Iris...it's so perfect as we all yearn for spring! Gorgeous card!

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  6. Lovely watercoloring of your pretty iris! This also works because an Iris is a bulb (root) plant!

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  7. Gorgeous CAS design, Janet! Love the iris and the watercolour effect that you have achieved!

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  8. How pretty! One layer cards can be so frustrating, I've lost count of the rejects sometimes!
    Thanks for taking part in the one layer challenge at LIM this week
    Anne (Guest LIM commenter)

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  9. Janet, all three iris cards are gorgeous...I really like the colors of the first flower but they are all unique, just like in nature! They fit perfectly with the cue at CASology, too! Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!

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  10. Beautiful card and beautiful colouring. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

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  11. Well, Janet, this just went in my book of cards I love and want to CASE!! It's a winner to me!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Wow, these are gorgeous, Janet! It's interesting how a few little changes make each one look so different. I actually really like the first one! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  13. Congrats on being Showcases at LIM, Janet...all of your cards are just beautiful!

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  14. I knew it! I'm popping back to congratulate you on the well-deserved recognition from OLS, Janet!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Congratulations on the OLS recognition for March Janet! I love the perfect simplicity of your card.

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