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Ring ‘o’ Posey

 

Hi everyone and welcome. It’s Jenny here with my regular Saturday post featuring what’s new at IndigoBlu.  Can you believe we are already a good chunk of the way through March already? Yesterday heralded the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (and a magnificent solar eclipse too!) so I thought I’d celebrate with a shabby chic floral ring card. It always lifts the spirits to see the blossom appearing on trees and the same is true of cards – flowers are always such a favourite. I can just imagine a floral wreath being hung on the door of a country cottage or possibly even worn in the hair in one of the many Springtime and Easter parades that take place up and down the country at this time of year.

 

 

Peony Ring 1

 

Believe it or not this was such an easy card to put together. I started by using my brayer with the English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paints (you can see me demonstrate how to do this on one of the IndigoBlu shows now showing on britishcraftnetwork.tv) – there’s a mix of Miss MoneyPenny with Hot Cocoa for the brown layers/details and Pantry White for the highlights. I also scored the card with my scoreboard and added some permanent dark brown ink to the ‘grooves’.

 

Peony Ring 2

 

Peony Ring 3

 

The most nerve wracking bit was freehand drawing the circles with a pencil (as a guide to where the rest of the posey ring would go). Originally the idea was to rub these away but actually I loved the look and kept them in place! Next for the start of the stamping – a mix of the Dinkie Peony and some random Limor Webber Ink Splats in the same permanent dark brown ink followed the circular pattern. The circles were emphasised with some simple twine. I’d already stamped the Dinkie Peony and some of the small flower clusters from the Giant Peony set onto paper using Autumn Blaze Mega Flakes so it was an easy job to paint them with Grandma’s Teacup and Townhouse Teal paint (watered down of course). I’d also painted some card with the leftover Miss MoneyPenny/Hot Cocoa mix and used this to die cut some flourishes. With those distributed around the circle I finished the card with some beads from my stash and that fantastic sentiment from the Funny Bird set.

 

Peony Ring 4

 

Peony Ring 5

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my floral offering today. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the IndigoBlu shows on britishcraftnetwork.tv for tips and demonstrations on brayering with the English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paints and much more besides. With lighter nights now on the way there’s more time to get creating and also more reason to get out and enjoy the warmer weather.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

 

 

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9 Comments on Ring ‘o’ Posey

  1. Awe Jenny – Tis a beauty hunny – yes you’ve nailed spring 100%
    – I just loves this little stunner – MWAH xoxo Kassa

    kassa | March 21, 2015 at 11:20 am () ()
  2. Really beautiful Jennie, love the way the flowers turned out, as well as the background of course. A wonderful wreath!

    Astrid | March 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm () ()
  3. Love how you used gold and color on the stamped flowers. Beautiful card!

    marci piraro | March 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm () ()
  4. Just Gorgeous, Jenny! This floral wreath does look like it’s hanging nicely on a rustic cottage door, just for Spring 🙂 Simply Gorgeous!! XOXO-Shari

    Shari T | March 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm () ()
  5. Oh dear, I think I need the chocolate paint now…. your card is stunning, I always love your faux wood but these colours make it look even more realistic. Your wreath is beautiful with those lovely flowers. The sentiment really did make me smile! Anne xx

    Anne R | March 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm () ()
  6. Jenny, you never cease to amaze me with your creations. The faux wood looks so real. Wonderful card. Hugs Rita xxx

    Rita MacGranthin | March 22, 2015 at 4:41 pm () ()
  7. Lovely welcome to Spring!! Your techniques for the flowers and the background are fabulous – can’t wait to get home to try them! Thanks, as always, for the inspiration! xx Lynn

    Lynn Price | March 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm () ()
  8. Beautiful Jenny and I love the sentiment! Happy Spring!

    Deb ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art | March 22, 2015 at 11:46 pm () ()
  9. How gorgeous – love the crimped twine and that great wood look background – and all in my favourite colours – just fab!
    Alison xx

    butterfly | March 30, 2015 at 9:55 pm () ()