Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tulip field


At Just Add Ink this week we have this photo to take inspiration from.


I’ll admit I did find this challenge very challenging!

But the girls’ reminded me of a field of bright red flowers and this is the card I came up with.




I used the Awash with Flowers set with Inspired by Nature to create a woodland field of spring bulbs. ( Perhaps tulips and bluebells?  Okay, you might need to use your imaginations a little!)

I paper-pieced the flowers with real red card and daffodil delight dsp from the brights stack. Then I used embroidery thread to make french knots for the flower centres and blue wildflowers. The flowers are popped up on dimensionals.

Here is a closer look: 



Ingredients :

Stamps :  Inspired by nature, awash with flowers, teeny tiny sentiments

Card :  bashful blue, marina mist, real red, whisper white

Ink : old olive, daffodil delight, stazon

Other :  brights dsp stack, embroidery cotton, oval punch, linen thread, dimensionals, big shot, polka dot folder, square scallop die


It was a challenge but I’m glad I was brave enough to take it because I really like how this card turned out :)




  1. Its beautiful Kathy! I love your french knots!

  2. Love your card!!!! Very vibrant color. TFS

  3. Lovely Kathy! those french knots are a great addition.

  4. This card is too scrumptious for words. I love the little added extras (embroidered French knots. An amazing card from a challenging challenge.

  5. Love the beautiful colour combination and the lovely little knots

  6. I love how you translated those dancing girls to a bunch of beautiful tulip! The french knots are definitely a very special finishing touch.

  7. I love this card, Kathy! Perfect in every way :)

  8. This card is amazing!!! I just love it and will be featuring it on My Crafty Picks #14 with a link back to you on 5-1-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

    Take care


I love comments!