Wednesday, 29 September 2010

YNS Challenge 26: Grow Your Own

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's time for a brand new Your Next Stamp Challenge! It's Wendy's turn to set the theme for Challenge #26 and she has chosen... GROW YOUR OWN! So we want to see handmade flowers on your creations!

I was looking on You Tube to find a flower tutorial using punches that I already had, and I found a fabulous one by pinkaboo6691 using the SU scallop circle punch, ink, water and a brad:

If the embedding doesn't work for some reason, you can see the video HERE at You Tube.

I decided to have a good rummage through my 12x12 papers and found this fab one by Imaginisce. I love the colours of warm grey, apricot and pale blue together - not a combination I would ever have thought of!  So as the paper is so obviously scales, I just had to use on of my YNS mermaid stamps - this one being from the "Just Swimming By Mermaid" stamp set.  I'm getting really fed up with my digi camera at the moment, as it doesn't seem to want to replicate the colours as they look IRL.  The grey cardstock is actually a perfect tonal match to the grey scales...even though it doesn't look as if it is in the piccie! Plus the blue inking on my flower does match the blue scales of the DP perfectly! *Sigh*  I shouldn't moan really, as I'm sure that everyone's cards look better IRL than in the piccies!

Here's an angled shot so you can see the flower from the side:

Now my next task is to make an envelope deep enough to house this baby, LOL!

Do pop on over to YNS Challenges and check out what the rest of DT have created.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Creative Carc Crew - Bloomin' Marvelous
2. Paper Romance challenge #17 - Handmade flowers
3. Tuesday Throwdown #19 - punches
4. Charisma Cardz #38 - Anything Goes
5. Incy Wincy #61 - Anything Goes
6. Practical Scrappers - Stamps

Thanks for dropping by!



  1. Another stunning card. I love the way you always co ordinat the colours. Off to check out the tutorial

  2. Oh Sem!! This is fab! LOVE your coloring, colors, and that fabby flower!! I so need to try that tutorial!! Gorgeous girl!

  3. oh what a great card, I love the wording! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  4. So beautiful card,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. What a wonderful card, it's gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Charisma. xx

  6. Sem girl I LOVE LOVE these colors,your coloring is AWESOME on this sweetie..And look at that flower you created!!! BEAUTIFUL card sweetie!

  7. I just love your flower Sem! Thanks for sharing the link :o) Love how you paired this dp with JSB mermaid too! Your piccie is perfect so stop your moaning - LOL *grin*
    Big Hugs

  8. Wow now that is a flower of some-kind-of-wonderful Sem!

  9. Just gorgeous! Your coloring is perfect as always and your flower turned out fab!!

  10. I love this card you made. So cute!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Practical Scrappers this week.

  11. Sweet flower and cute card!!!

  12. How pretty, Simonne! I love how your flower turned out and how perfectly everything coordinates on your card. Fab colors! :)

  13. Super card! What a fabulous DP to use with a mermaid!
    Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Card Crew this week!

  14. Gorgeous card! Really cute image and lovely colouring. Love those papers and design is so good! Gotta give these flowers a try!

  15. Cute card and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! :o)

  16. How very beautiful :)

    Thank you for joining us this week at Incy Wincy Designs

    Would love it if you could come and visit my blog Vanilla Hevn sometime :)

    Heather and the DT

  17. What a lovely card and video too! LOVE those punches! Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Throwdown this week! *smile*


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