Sunday 2 October 2022

Summer's Last Hurrah

Good evening.
A new month so a new challenge at HLS Birthday where it's always Anything Goes!
There has been a decidedly autumnal feel these past few days but there are still a few flowers in the borders valiantly shining forth. After the dahlias and zinnia's there are a few wild ox-eye daisies that must have grown from seed set earlier in the year to flower this late! They are very welcome as the days shorten and the leaves begin to fall.
Here is my take using an old STAMPlorations set Bloom Sketches and Brusho.

The flower heads were stamped in Memento London Fog and then masked before the Brusho was added after the card panel was wet with water, a mix of Leaf Green and Prussian Blue. Before removing the masks, a few freehand strokes were added with a strong mix of the green to create stems and grass. 
The masks were removed and the flowers shaded with a grey Zig watercolour brush marker. The flower centers were coloured using more Brusho sprinkled on damp centers.
Finally the panel was trimmed down and added to a white base card and the Wplus9 happy die cut added, along with the black birthday banner embossed with white EP.

There's lots more birthday inspiration on the HLS Birthday page so why not check them out and join in?

Joining in over at:-

Gardener's Delight


  1. Your Daisies look beautiful against the Brusho backdrop, many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping Autumnal challenge.

    B x

  2. Masking the flowers has really brought them to the foreground against the brushos, it looks so effective. Thanks for taking part in my Gardeners Delight theme at Allsorts challenge this week. Lynn x

  3. Julie what a lovely card! Your Brusho technique looks fantastic!!

  4. this is so beautiful. Love how the daisies pop against your bright background.
    Barb Housner

  5. WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love the colours, the flowers, the layout and your brusho background.

    Greetings from Germany

  6. Oh my word how beautiful this is those flowers and colours are a pure delight thank you for joining us at Allsorts
    lolo x

  7. Gorgeous card Jules. I love your beautiful daisies with the striking blue background. This is a WOW! card, my friend. xx


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