Friday, September 10, 2021

The Flower Challenge 60--Colour Turquoise

Lately I've been playing with stencils and love this coloring medium. Stencils have come 
a long way and layered stencils do all the heavy work for you. Your job is to line them up! 
I used Altenew's Polka Dot Buds Stencil and made several panels in different 
color combos.

 When I saw that the latest Flower Challenge was Colour Turquoise, I chose a panel that
fit the challenge. 

The blooms and leaves were stenciled with ink from The Stamp Market. Notice the edges 
of the panel? I was inspired by the fabulous Yoonsun and remembered that during my early 
years of crafting, I was distressing the edges of cards like a mad woman. You, too?

Yoonsun uses Tim Holtz Paper Distresser Tool. I owned one before, but used a scissors 
and it did the job. I love the look of distressing. It's very forgiving and you don't have to 
worry about gluing down your panel perfectly or even having the corners curl up. 
It's part of the look!
My card was finished off with a sentiment from Waffle Flower Crafts. I thought about
adding some embellishments but didn't want to take away from the busy background.
Shout out to Yoonsun for inspiring me to distress again. You may be seeing future projects
with paper distressing on them. Thanks for stopping by!



  1. You made such a bold and beautiful card here Donna! love your pretty flowers and all the distress edges too...yes I used to do that too...must try again soon. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

  2. This is very pretty Donna. I love the distressed edges. I still have my Tim Holtz tool and have started using it again after all these years. I find it so freeing to get the edges a little wonky.

  3. Love the softly stenciled flowers in a geometric design, Donna! The distressed edges are so cool! I have a TH tool, but haven't used it for a looong time. I remember I WAS like a mad woman when I used it last time. ;-)
    Hideko xx