Friday, 3 May 2013

May quintiles

 Believe it or not, I have actually finished my May quintiles at the beginning of the month - can't quite believe it myself!
The theme this month was 'Chelsea flower show' - I decided to base mine on the gardens that are created for this.
The poppies are from different Choc Baroque stamps, all stamped in black versafine on white card, coloured with promarkers and cut out. All the background stamps are from the new edges series -  the wall from the landscape edges set (it is meant to be used horizontally, but I thought it worked fine vertically as a pillar) stamped in grey up the left edge and along the top. The leaves are from the floral edges set, coloured with green marker pens, and the meadow grasses from the same set, repeat
stamped with marker pens. There is a pale blue sky brushed on in tumbled glass distress ink, which doesn't show up very well on the scan.
The same leaves and grasses were used on the second tile, with a rather darker sky this time, and black soot sponged round the edges. the roses were made using the small flower from the Tim Holtz tattered floral die.


  1. Your quintiles are both gorgeous Vronnie well done on getting them done in good time.
    I've got one of mine finished so just the second one to do hopefully this weekend

    Jackie x

  2. That stone wall certainly works well going up the side & I love your poppies & the way they spill over the edge of the tile. The rose version is a lovely example too & I like how different you've made them yet the same design.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Wow you are up to date this month with these two wonderful floral creations. I've just about started on one of my ideas today.I like your background technique idea to represent some of the gardens made for the show.

  4. Love them both, but the poppies are just amazing.

  5. Oh my, these are beautiful Veronica. Couldn't possible choose a favourite as they are both stunning. Two very lucky people are going to get these.

    Lesley Xx

  6. These flowers are fantastic, so pretty. Lovely tiles.
    Jean x

  7. Hi Veronica, both your tiles are gorgeous. Love how you have done your background stamping. My favourite as to be the poppy one. I adore poppies especially the red ones.
    Please can I ask you a question? I have won a blinkie in a competion and I have no idea how to get it onto the side of my page or to link it to the site. Please could you possibly help?
    Hope you didn't mind me asking . Hugs x ChrisB


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