The Sisterhood of Crafters – Spring Flowers


Hi all! I’m back again today to let you know we have a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters for the next fortnight and our Sistah Debbie has chosen a wonderful theme – Spring Flowers! If you’ve been having a long cold winter as we’ve had here in Germany, I’m sure, like me, you can’t wait for Spring to come and with it the beautiful spring flowers!

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I went all out with the colours on my card as I can’t bear the grey here anymore! I even bought loads of bright coloured clothes of yellow and green and started wearing them to cheer myself up! This card was relatively easy to make as the “Fantasy floral” dies from Altenew take the guess out of how to colour them. Each flower is 3 tiered so I started by water-colouring one of the flower bases a dark pink, the middle layer a lighter pink and the final top layer a darker pink. The other flower was coloured the same way but I started with a light pink base. For the bottom flower I just used the top layer by itself.

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The leaves were painted just light blue and I added dark blue to the tips and a few strokes on one leaf to add more detail. I used Winsor and Newton professional watercolours. The pink is called Opera Rose and I love the vibrancy of the colour as much as its name! I stamped the sentiment from Altenew as its going to be a Mother’s Day card for my mum. To finish, I added afew Nuvo drops.

Well I hope you liked my card and that you’ll pop over to The Sisterhood of Crafters blog and leave my other Sistahs some love. Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your comments, so I hope you’ll let me know what you think of my card, or anything else you have on your mind!

Have a great day!


I’m also sharing this card over at:


Altenew Inspiration challenge – I think the pink I used is stronger than the one in the pic but I hope the blues and kraft I used are enough to qualify!

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge

Cards in Envy Badge

Cards in Envy – No patterned paper

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Inspired by all the Little Things – Spring

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything Goes

13 thoughts on “The Sisterhood of Crafters – Spring Flowers

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Gwen!! I love every stunning detail!! Hopefully this card will bring you the much-anticipated signs of spring till it finally reaches you soon. Great card, sis!


  2. WOW, a stunning card, I love the beautiful and cheerful colors!! What a great die set, too!! It is gloomy here too, but the Spring flowers are poking their little heads up, hope they don’t freeze them off lol!!

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