Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Clustered Flowers

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I saw a technique on Splitcoast Stampers called Cluster Stamping, so I 'had a go' , and this is the result, which I taught at my last card class.


I made a circular mask, and stamped through that directly onto the card, which is a recycled cardstock with a grey tone, and a darker grey fleck. 
There were times I stamped over the edge of the mask too, which gave a more defined edge.


For the flowers (which are roses from a retired Layers of Color set) I used some old die inks that have the brand name "Whisper" - I overlapped some of the stamping, which was not an issue, and also turned the flowers for differing angles and a more relaxed 'look'.


I finished the card by stamping three bees on and around the flowers,


and livened them up with some Kindy Glitz on the wings.


A simple sentiment completed the card.

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Stamps are over 3 years old
both the inks and stamps have been owned for years

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25 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

STUNNING. Love the gorgeous creation, the papers, image of the flowers and bees, and beautiful colour tones....xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Dawn Turley said...

amazing Maxine. A great card. The little bees finish it perfectly. the size of your roses are just the right size for the circle

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is wow!! Love that technique and the bees are so perfect on this. Very pretty.
Lynn

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine! Great technique for this lovely one-layer design.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

So beautiful! Love the use of the techniques. Totally amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!
Huggies!

Katy McGloin said...

Love the idea of a circled masked stamped image on a card, and the bees just liven it up!! Thanks for joining us this week at Retro Rubber. Hope you come back to visit us again!

brenda said...

Pretty card in a lovely colour palette and great stamping Maxine.

Hope you have a good Thursday and thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

MiamiKel said...

WOW! This is amazing, Maxine! I love the color combo you created your garden :) What a fun technique - you always come up with the best techniques! Blessings! ♥

MaryH said...

This is such a pretty look with this technique. Love the color choices you made for the circle of flowers...very fresh & spring like. Loved the look against the soft & subtle gray tone of the card base too. Bet your class loved it! TFS & Hugs

Christine Traversa said...

Very clever and inspiring. Thanks for doing the RR challenge!

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

Neva Cole said...

Lovely card! The bees are the perfect finishing touch to take us beyond the edge. Thank you for playing along with RRBC!

mamapez5 said...

I love this Maxine. I did something similar a long while ago with the little tapestry stamps. You have used such pretty stamps and such pretty colours. It´s delightful. Kate x

Lynne K said...

I love this, Maxine, it's so pretty, such gorgeous colours. The little bees are the perfect addition! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Debbie Mageed said...

This is such a cool card! I love your colors and the bees give the flowers some dimension somehow. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is truly BEE-utiful, Maxine. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge this week. It's always a joy to have you play along with us.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Jane Knudsen said...

Very pretty! I love this clustered technique. I have tried it myself and love the look you can get! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Maxine this is gorgeous. Love the clever circular masking and those sweet sparkly bees. The sentiment is such a perfect pairing. Just beautiful. Waving hi from another Kiwi crafter. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Loves Rubberstamps this week. Come back and see us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

Marilyn said...

I like this! Love the CAS style and those pretty flowers. The bees are the perfect finishing touch.

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous results if you ask me! Love the pretty colors and design! So excited to have you sharing with Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Sara Sherlock said...

Beautifully done! I love the masking technique.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Sara
TTCRD DT
FP3 {My Blog}

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Jo Ann said...

Wow this is wonderful...Love the colors you used for the flowers. Great job! So delighted you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. A new challenge started today so, I hope you link with us again. Leaving you with God's inspiration in Ephesians 3:16-18 which says, "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." Hugs always!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Lovely Linda said...

I love seeing those stamps Maxine - and this is lovely - very creative! The Bees are perfect too! {{{hugs}}}

Kristie W. said...

Great job using the new technique! I love the bitty bees, so cute!