Tuesday 16 August 2016

French Marigolds

Hi and welcome to a post to announce the start of our Make Your Mark challenge at ATSM.
Here is my inspiration piece.

It's onelayer week over at Less is More with the theme of 'Use something French'. Well I wracked my brains and searched my stash and couldn't think of anything at all but then I went out into the garden to inspect the veg plot and saw my FRENCH marigolds shining forth under the tomatoes. I'd planted them as a companion plant until the rabbits ate them, but they are now look fab in assorted colours of lemon through orange to golden yellow and rust like this one. I plucked a well filled out bloom and brought indoors to help me get the colouring just right. The stamp is from a STAMPlorations set The Birds and The Blooms as is the sentiment. Just the job as they are this weeks sponsor.
I masked off a panel with Post Its and then stamped the blooms and used Copics to colour them. I did think of adding some embossed lines and/or a couple of framing lines but decided to leave well alone.

This week we are sponsored by -

who are offering a prize of 2 digital images to our winner.

Founded in June 2013, California-based STAMPlorations™ is owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. From just a handful of stamps, we now have 100+ stamp designs, 4 stamp designers, our exclusive line of stencils, and 20 amazing crafters spread across 3 teams who constantly produce gorgeous projects featuring our products. Our clear stamps are perfect for creating CAS, one layer, and mixed media cards, and they can be combined to create a variety of paper crafts. All of our stamps are proudly made in the USA. Our clear stamps are made from the finest, non-yellowing photopolymer resin. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and
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So no excuses not to join in this week!
For more inspiration please check out the DT
I'd like to join in over at -

"Less is More"
One Layer week - Something French


  1. wooow
    really adorable coloring the flowers miss lady
    I love your layout too
    great card
    teamie hugs

  2. What a striking, beautiful card! The colouring is absolutely gorgeous and it's a really creative idea for our French theme at Less is More - great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us :)

  3. Wowww...great use of this stamp! LOVE your card Julie!! :)
    Suchi xx

  4. This is a stunning card, Julie. Love how you've masked the strip off!! Even if I had the flowers in front of me, I couldn't get the colors as bang on as you did - Wow!! Fabulous :)
    Susan - ATSM teamie

  5. A brilliant take on the French theme Julie - the flowers are gorgeous. Love the colouring too. Sylvia x

  6. I love that your LIM inspiration came from your garden, Jules! You did a marvelous OLC design with perfect coloring!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Wow what amazing pretty Marigolds.
    Hugs June x

  8. Such pretty flowers, terrific colors! Thank you for sharing at less is more!

  9. Well Julie your French Marigolds work a treat for our theme and love your stunning colouring here. CAS-tastic and OLC excellence. Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

  10. Love the marigold flowers. Their colors are so rich!

  11. Apologies for being AWOL lat week I was in Spain on holiday!
    This is fabulous colouring Julie and what a great idea to use French marigolds!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"
    Moins est Plus!

  12. Stunning card. Love the masking, the colouring and clever inspiration x

  13. Love this CAS design Jules and the marigolds are coloured beautifully. A perfect one layer card IMHO!
    Carol x

  14. Great colouring within that masked strip, Julie. And what a clever take on our challenge, would never have thought of this!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  15. Running late with comments this week: apologies! Your card: absolutely gorgeous! Your colouring...so impressive!

  16. What a fabulous one layer card - those beautifully coloured blooms are so vibrant, they look like they can be picked straight off the card! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  17. Gorgeous inspiration from the garden! I adore your french Marigolds and these terrific colors you gave them!!
    Thanks for your nice comment, Julie.
    Rosi x


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