Wednesday, 4 March 2020

The Flower Challenge #42 - Anything Goes!

I know I say it every month, but seriously, where is the time going?! I can’t believe it’s March already, but have to admit I’m enjoying the longer days and seeing the early spring flowers peeking out. Speaking of flowers, it’s time for our new Challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this one is an easy one, anything goes. Just remember though, we are a flower challenge, so your main image needs to be floral and you need to have created the flowers in some way, in other words, shop bought flowers don’t count!
Make sure you check out our rules to be in with a chance of winning, as this month, we have a fantastic prize for the winner. Our talented teammate Rachel Vass has her own Etsy shop selling her fantastic digi stamps and is offering our winner two digi stamps of their choice from her shop. Rachel has also given us all some of her digi stamps to play with this month, so make sure you check them all out.
I chose to use her gorgeous “Peony Background” for my card this month. Now, we won’t go into details but I had a minor disaster with my original card after spending a happy afternoon colouring it. Time was short and so I came up with a quick card to show that you don’t always need to spend ages colouring!
I resized the image to fit on a 6” square card. Using my laser printer I printed it onto acetate. I then got out my yellow, purple and blue alcohol inks, added a dash to a felt pad blending tool and dabbed away. I wasn’t overly careful about keeping within the lines as I liked the loose look and carried on until I was happy with the result. I used a tape pen to secure the acetate edges on some Hunkydory Mirridazzle card. I then die cut a black frame to hide the adhesive and again used my tape pen/roller thingy to secure it over the acetate and to attach it to the card base. I die cut the sentiment (sorry it’s long escaped from its packaging so no idea of the make) in black and mirridazzle card and used a tiny bit of glue to add them to the card, overlaying them slightly.
I had great fun making this card (after I’d stopped crying about the other one (don’t leave a cap off a black pen and then drop it on your work!) and love Rachel’s designs. I can’t wait to see what you come up with this month and we’ll be back on 15th with some more inspiration for you.


  1. Your card is gorgeous.We all do that with our pens and inks and do the usual cursing when it happens. You did well to make a nother card in the short time you had left. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Well version #2 is an absolute stunner!

  3. Well version #2 is an absolute stunner!

  4. Wow what an eye catching card and the acetate and inks look fabulous. I love card number 2 x.

  5. Sorry I am so late commenting Cara! such a beautiful card and I am so pleased you made this beauty after the mishap with the first one ;) hugs Viv xx


Thank you for taking the time to comment. Please ignore any requests to prove you're not a robot and just press publish. Cara x