Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Sisterhood of Crafters - Flowers


 Hello my friends!

Today I have a card for the new challenge over on The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Our theme, chosen by Mwah this time around, is:
I had purchased some new floral stamps from the Altenew Company and today's challenge was the perfect time to ink them up!  I tried something a little different for the coloring on this one.

First I inked up my background panel by just using the extra ink that remained the sponge daubers I use for my TH Distress and Distress Oxide inks.  THEN, I stamped my Altenew Statement Flower 


using Versafine Onyx ink.  Lastly for the flower, I colored the hightlight/accent  areas using my Derwent Inktense Pencils and an artist brush.

 Inktense Pencil Set - Set of 24

 Lastly I added my Altenew Halftone Smile stamp/die bundle for my sentiment.  Stamping the verse then stamping & die cutting the word SMILE.



 Wasn't sure if doing the coloring this way would work,
but I'm pleased with the end result!

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


  1. This is beautiful Dar! What a great idea to use the leftover ink on the sponge daubers to create such a soft and dreamy background. The coloring and accents on your flowers is stunning. Great challenge this week!

  2. Did your technique work?? Wow, Darlene, I absolutely LOVE it! The effect is absolutely gorgeous!! Your flowers are just stunning. Have a great week, Sistah!

  3. What an awesome result, Darlene! Really fabulous!! Love this idea of just highlighting, the colors are just gorgeous!

  4. Your leftover inks made an amazing background for your beautifully coloured flowers Darlene. Gorgeous stamp and love your sentiment.

  5. That is a cool way to do the flowers and you have an instant background with them, Love it!

  6. Well that certainly is the perfect name for the stamp as it sure does make a statement, a beautiful one at that! I feel ashamed as Greg bought me those Intense pencils about five years ago for Xmas and I have YET to use them, I think it is high time I get them out!

  7. Your blue flower is a real eyecatcher. Lovely card!!
    Lia xx

  8. Darlene, this is gorgeous! Beautiful flower stamps and I really love the sentiment set. Your coloring certainly did work out well!

  9. It's beautiful and those 'spare' inks worked a treat! Have a lovely weekend!

  10. This ia goegeous I love the coloura and that background is perfect


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