Delft Blue-Inspired Tulip Fields For CCS454

by Joanne James25. January 2022 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. Can you believe it's the last Tuesday of the month already and my hosting duties are nearly done? Where did that month go?! I am rounding out the month with a sketch challenge and this week I'd like to see a split panel with a sentiment and clear focal point that bridges the divide: 


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.

For my card today I decided to go Dutch, with a colour scheme inspired by the famous Delftware pottery and that lovely jug that is bottom left on the Double D Challenge board (no winter though!) - take a look:


This card is not as tricky as it looks; the Stamparatus makes light work of stamping those rows of tulips (see today's 'Tuesday Tip' in my Crafty Owl Creatives Facebook Group for the best way to get a great result!). I left the sky portion blank to preserve my 'white space', added a simple white diecut fence and a small windmill as my focal point, stamped in Night of Navy and with some added colour using my Blends then cut out using the Windmill Fields Dies - I just love these!


A simple thank you sentiment from the 'Pansy Patch' stamp set completes my card. A palette of blues may seem an unusual choice for the first outing with this stamp set, but I think the monochromatic palette contributes to the clean and simple feel of the card. What do you think? I'm also linking today's card up over at SUO Challenges for a second play, since they are challenging us to create 'Clean and Simple' cards this week too. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! colour names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back soon with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (15) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
1/25/2022 5:33:51 PM #

Dang, Joanne, this is STUNNING!  Love your blue and white choices here, this has such a visual impact!  Totally CASing this for my tulip class next month, lol...  Thanks so much for playing at SU Only!

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
1/25/2022 5:54:15 PM #

This is fantastic, Joanne! What a great set and I love the way you used it! Makes me think about Spring on this cold and dreary day!

Natalie Arnold
Natalie Arnold United Kingdom
1/25/2022 6:50:18 PM #

Oh wow Joanne love this I haven't as yet got this set been resisting think I'm going to have to get it now 🥰. Thanks for taking part in the SUOchallenge hope to see you play along next time x Natalie

Darlene & Pavlick
Darlene & PavlickUnited States
1/25/2022 8:11:08 PM #

WOW what a fabulous design!  Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Blue & White’ challenge!  Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/25/2022 10:12:01 PM #

Gorgeous!  Looking forward to using this set in next month's class (and wondering if this is a sneaky peek...?!)

Diane Hover
Diane HoverUnited States
1/26/2022 1:13:46 AM #

Gorgeous card you have created!!  Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT

Arlene Rose
Arlene RoseUnited States
1/26/2022 5:11:27 PM #

This is absolutely stunning!!!!!! I love it!

VickyUnited Kingdom
1/27/2022 7:55:19 PM #

What a brilliant way to showcase this set Joanne! Love that windmill and Delft blue was an inspired choice. Vicky x

Amelia Breytenbach
Amelia BreytenbachSouth Africa
1/30/2022 1:03:56 PM #

Wow! This is superb. So pretty and so perfectly done. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

Greta H
Greta HUnited States
1/30/2022 10:55:16 PM #

Really love your sketch, Joanne!  The tulip fields & fence elements are just brilliant!  Thanks so much fro the sweet comment you left on my blog!

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
1/31/2022 4:01:47 PM #

I love this and the colors you used are fantastic together! Thank you for much for playing along with us at and we hope to see you again tomorrow for our new challenge!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/1/2022 8:03:14 AM #

What a classic beauty! Can't go past blue and white plus the windmill.

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
2/1/2022 8:28:10 AM #

I love how you were inspired by Delftware, Joanne.  This tulip card is beautiful!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
2/1/2022 11:24:55 AM #

What a delightful card, Joanne! I totally love this delft blue color scheme and this crisp design. It's so peaceful!

2/1/2022 12:50:43 PM #

Very pretty card! I love the blues and the windmill.

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