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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tutorial Tuesdays: I see Flowers of Blue - Oddleigh Flower card by Leigh!

Happy May Day!
Wow, I can’t believe it’s May already, this year is flying by just as fast as last year!
Well, here in 'not-so-sunny' California we’re now in what we call “grey May”.  But it’s Spring and the flowers are blooming in a riot of colour and I was inspired to brighten up my day by sharing my card “I see Flowers of Blue...and All Colours too” featuring the Oddleigh Flower set😉

Just a quickie reminder that the extra special Birthday coupon all my LeighSBDesigns Etsy Customers received expires tonight at midnight pacific, so hurry and check your Etsy conversation inboxes!

I’m having fun experimenting with my new toys, Spectrum Noir ColourTint pencils.  This card is actually my 2nd play with them, you can see my first play HERE as well as my more recent projects, Daisy Bee and Kitty Cuddles.

I started off by creating the scene in Photoshop.  I wanted her to stand on grass so used the cropped the grass from the separate flowers digi that comes with lil miss Oddleigh Flower and created the floral background with just the flowers and printed out the design onto Spectrum Noir premium paper.

I used colours from both the Primary and Nature Spectrum Noir ColourTint sets to colour her and the background using Derwent waterbrushes.  Then matted the panel onto black cardstock, trimmed to leave a narrow border and then mounted everything onto a white side-fold card I made from a sheet of heavy weight cardstock.

I had some ColourTint watercoloured paper left over from my Oddleigh Cupcake shabby chic card and die cut out 6 of the Spellbinders Carnation Creations flowers in 2 sizes and added touches of Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks to tint the flowers furthers with more colour coordinating colours.  I embellished the flower centers with a scrumptious metallic yellow gold Viva Pearl 3D gel and applied Diamond Stickles to the petal edges as well as the entire flower that lil miss Oddleigh Flower is holding.  I then bent all the flower petals to further enhance the 3D look and adhered them in place with dabs of Scotch Quick Dry adhesive.

 The Oddleigh Flower set is now on FLASH SALE until midnight pacific Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!


  1. Love this look! You have me wanting to try the new colored pencils....naughty you! My budget says NO to more goodies!! LOL But awesome tutorials with them! xx

  2. Loving what you're doing with your new goodies! This is so pretty! xxD

  3. Awesome card Leigh, love the colours, background and those pretty flowers x

  4. You are very creative!!! I hope you enter this or other creations of your in Crafter's Castle monthly challenge :) Hugs...Janie


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