Sunday, 25 October 2009

Joanna Sheen Royal Horticultural Society Collection

Hi folks!
Hope you are having a great weekend. Maybe you had a chance to catch Joanna Sheen's Royal Horticultural Society Collection launch on Create & Craft today. I was glued to the set as some of my cards were on the show. It was such an honour to be asked by Joanna and her team to make some cards with her new collection of 'Hothouse & Garden Flowers' Stamps. My children had great fun spotting 'Mummy's' cards. As promised I shall be sharing the cards here and this is the first.
This is one made 'Orchids' one of the Hothouse flowers. I used my Cricut to cut the base of the card. It's actually a mini album cover which I scored so it could be easily opened. I stamped with the individual flower head randomly on the front with Versamark and embossed with candy pink moonglow embossing powder. I inked around the edge with a crimson Brilliance dewdrop ink pad. I added some large flower eyelets to the spine and knotted lots of lovely ribbon through them.
I stamped and embossed the image and used Copic Markers to colour it. I then cut the image out, curled it and glued it down with Pinflair glue gel. I repeated this process and this time decoupaged a leaf and some of the flower heads. I added some glitter to the centre of the flowers. I used the larger individual flower for the cluster at the top and used the leaves from the main image to finish it off.
I shall be sharing RHS cards throughout the week
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


POPPET said...

Its gorgeous the flowers look so life like, and well done to you, i missed it as i was cleaning can you believe that i cleaned instead of crafted lol, hugs pops x

Tara said...

How exciting Sandra!!! This really is such a beautiful project and I look forward to seeing the other samples you made for Joanna!
Hugs Tara xx

pinky said...

Sandra this is really beautiful, just saw the beginning of the show today, thought it was just a cd didn't realise she had stamps as well. Excellent showcase here!

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card Sandra! Great colours and so pretty! I am sorry I can't see the show over here! You are a famous person now! ;)


Susan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
So life like.
Unfortunatley I had to miss the show :-( but will enjoy seeing the rest of your cards here.

sue said...

What a gorgeous card Sandra, your flowers look really real. Can't wait to see your other creations.
Hugs Sue xx

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning card Sandra, such an elegant design and beautifully coloured! You must be delighted to design cards using Joanna's CD's and I'm sorry I missed this afternoons show :( It sounds like the twins had a wonderful time at their show...I bet they slept well :) Donna x

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Sandra, the flowers are beautiful!

Fiona said...

Congrats Sandra on your tv 'debut' Knew Joanna was on today but had to work unfortunately. Fabulous card look forward to seeing the others.
Fiona x

Michelle said...

This is sooo beautiful Sandra, sheer perfection!
x Michelle

Chrissie said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandra, You certainly have done justice to the great stamps from Joanna. can't wait to see more.

Maria Matter said...

Wowza Sandra!!!
this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Blessings, Maria

Fabrizio said...

That's beautiful Sandra ! You really gave JS CD a new twist and breath of fresh air too ! X Fab

cats whiskers said...

Congrats hun what an honour I saw this card and thought how spetacular it was, well done
Hugs Jacqui x

Chris said...

So..................are you too famous to speak to me now? ROFL! Well huge congrats to you Sweetie on the TV debut of your gorgeous cards, they are all beautiful and this one is such a clever idea, you always have the best ones. Love the flowers, your colouring and design, and what a brilliant job you've done with them, aren't huey at all ;D. Hugs, Chris xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Sandra congratulations sweetie this is such fantastic news!
Oh your card is stunning and as seen on TV how wonderful!
kim x

sugarplum said...

another beauty. Nice to see such a modern twist to Joannas stamps

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely Gorgeous. Love how the purple flowers pop against the neutral background.

ENJAY said...

Hi Sandra, thankyou for your lovely comment! Congratulations on joining the team!!It makes it all worth while doesnt it!!.