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Thursday, 26 October 2017

It's my 'Favourite Flower'

Hello Crafty Ones
It's my turn to HOST this fortnight's challenge over at
Cardz 4 Galz and I have chosen
'Your Favourite Flower & Why'
Now those that know me will know what it is before
I've even added my photo.
Off course it is a 'Thistle' and being a Scot
I just love them. 
I have several 'thistle' stamps and was going to use one of them
but after looking through one of my die drawers I saw 
this British Thistle Die I had forgotten about.
Once more my Brusho's came out.
I used Purple/Sea Green & Leaf Green
but only the greens on the background.
My thistle was cut out after I had spritzed
the 3 brusho colours, carefully picking
out the best spot colour wise.
The background was cut with a stitched die
after I added some inked stamping from Kaisercraft
a few splatters from Tim Holtz and a cut out frame.
Added some WOS to the thistle a purple bow
 and a few butterflies above.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Bloom Happy.

That's it for me today.
Love to see what your favourite flower is
AND why! so pop over and see
the Team's favourites and come join us.





11 comments:

Cheri said...

Wow!!! Stunning, SS!!!! Being a thistle girl myself your choice is near and dear to me. Gorgeous creation!!!

Tammy said...

This is so beautiful Ina! I love that awesome thistle die and the stunning colors, gorgeous background too!
Hugs, Tammy

Mac Mable said...

When I saw the title of your post I just knew it was going to be the thistle....You know Ina I'm going to love this one and boy do I love it x Great mixed media...those brusho's are fabulous. Love how you left opened a little of the white frame and that thistle is truly amazing x This one will be cased at some stage .....as it is glorious x Near and dear to me too x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Of course it's the Thistle and I am going to be a copy cat for this challenge if I have time. I just made a couple of thistle birthday cards this week! Love your make with the Brusho's! Such a pretty sentiment too - such a gorgeous card.

Linda said...

Love that thistle Ina. Great use of the Brushos.

Judy Woodland said...

I adore this, Ina. Not only because this card is simply beautiful, but because it reminds me of YOU!!! Love how you have used those Brushos. That die is perfect for you!!!

Bobby said...

I love all the dimension and texture on this die, Ina. The coloring is gorgeous. No wonder you love thistles.

Loll said...

WOW ... LOVE the thistle and all the mixed media goodness on this card. Amazing design Ina! xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is gorgeous but here in our area where we farm the thistle is considered a pesty weed and the county gets after farmers if they don't try to control their growth. But I agree with you that they have a pretty flower.

lostinpaper said...

How wonderful! I adore how you have celebrated the Thistle what an amazing colour palette!

Loose Stiches said...

Such a beautiful card Ina, love the thistle and your background!
Hugs, Sherry x
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