Wednesday, May 03, 2023


Hi everyone.  Today's card uses the Cosmos Bunch stamp and stenciling set from PinkFresh Studio.  I've made a card with the five layering stencils before and I just love how easy they are to use.  This is the first time I paired them with the matching stamp - worked great!

I stamped the image in black ink and then used the stencils to sponge in the colours for the leaves and flowers.  I used a Posca pen to add white centers to the flowers.

Close-up ...
I'm sending this over to Beautiful Blossoms Challenge #4, following their colours on the optional mood board.

I'm also sending the card to NBUS Challenge #50 (never-before-used-schtuff) - this is the first time I've inked up the stamp.

... and I'm playing along with May Stencil Fun Challenge - where the option this month is Flowers!

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Stamps:  Cosmos Bunch (PinkFresh Studio)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Black Obsidian (Altenew); Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Cosmos Bunch Layering Stencils (PinkFresh Studio), sponges, white acrylic paint pen (Posca)   



Pat said...

This is gorgeous Loll using a stamp and stencil together, and I love the blended look which you have achieved by sponging the colour which looks much more natural, and the colour combination of purple and blue with the soft fresh green for the leaves is absolutely perfect and love the white gel pen dots in the centres of the flowers. x

Jeanne H said...

Lovely card, Loll. I remember a cosmos card by you before and ordered the die then. I need to use it. Take care; hoping you are feeling good...nice to see you posting.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a beautiful card, with lovely colouring and design.
Faith x

Nstiz said...

Love your gorgeous colors on this beautiful stamp and stencil set! I may have to try those. How fun that must have been to do too. This really is a striking card!

I Card Everyone said...

So lovely!

Donna Walls said...

I adore anything Purple, especially florals! Beautiful card design and coloring Loll. Thanks for playing along at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.
Donna xx
Beautiful Blossoms
Paper Funday
Inspiration Station

Susan said...

Beautiful colours and wonderful colouring and shading!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful stamped and stenciled floral card design, Lolly. The beautiful blooms challenge colors worked so well for your pretty cosmos flowers. I am so pleased to seeing you posting again. Love and hugs...Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll - love the resultant card from your use of the stamp and stencils

Julie B said...

Fabulous stencilling Loll, I didn't think it was! Love the cosmos blooms, I've only recently pricked out my late March sowings ready to grow on and fill out my planters for the patio. :)

BożenA said...

You used the stamp and stencil beautifully, Loll. I love how in sponging you achieved color gradation by changing the intensity of color intensity. Beautiful card and wonderful colors.

BożenA said...

I hope you're feeling completely fine now. I wish you a lot of health and strength. I am glad that you have already had surgery, which was uneventful and brought the expected improvement in your health.

Linda said...

This is beautiful, I love the colour combination xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! So very beautiful Loll! Hugs x

Diane said...

Stunningly beautiful card, I have an addiction to the stamp/stencil combos myself!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Beautiful Blossoms and Stencil Fun!
Diane BB DT and SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Beautiful Blossoms}

Brenda in IN said...

A beautiful group of flowers, colored so pretty. I haven't done anything like this yet but it would be easy to color through a stencil.

Bobby said...

So pretty, Loll. This is a new challenge to me. May have to make a card myself since I have sooo many floral stamps and dies.

Darlene said...

What can I say other than ... WOW! GORGEOUS! Beautifully done my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


Darnell said...

Wow, Lolly, your stenciling is impeccable! I never would have guessed this wasn't painted! It's a fabulous stamp to fill a whole card with flowers and colors. Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Dolly

HilaryJane said...

this is so pretty, you are always so good at choosing colours xx

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful stamp and stenciling and the colors worked out perfectly! Love this big stamp filling up the card front. Happy to see you today, Loll!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Loll, lovely flowers and I love the colors you used. I bet they were fun to stencil! Hope you are doing well since your surgery. Hugs, Brenda

Lisa Elton said...

I love this so much, Loll! The colors are marvelous. Pretty card!

Marcia Hill said...

Your Cosmos are absolutely lovely Loll and your blending with the stencils is FABULOUS! Before I started reading your post I thought you had colored the flowers because I couldn't really see the stencil smooth and just BEAUTIFUL!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Julia Aston said...

Oh, these colors are SO pretty together Loll - what a lovely spray of blooms! Julia xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is a beautiful and elegant cosmos card, Loll! Your stencil coloring is fantastic! I guess the shading is part of 5 layering stencils? The white Posca dots are a wonderful addition to the flowers!
Hideko xx

Donna Ellis said...

What a gorgeous image, Loll, and BEAUTIFUL coloring! The transitioning (blending) of colors (with stencils, no less) is incredible! Thank you for sharing your love of all things flowers at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Happy Crafting Hugs,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Bonnie said...

This is an amazing stencil colored image, Lolly! It looks watercolored! Awesome purple flowers that are so perfect for this time of year!

TK said...

Beautiful flowers, great coloring!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous coloring on those lovely cosmos. Love your fabulous card. TFS

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful flower Loll, the stamp stencil combos look really interesting