Monday 17 June 2013

Summer Meadow

I had a lovely crafternoon with Mum and my friend, Alison, on Saturday, getting messing with inks and sprays, we all has rather colourful fingers after our inky play, especially my Mum, who always manages to get herself covered!
 Firstly, I inked some card with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn, then sprayed with water to allow the inks to run, and dried with a heat gun.
Next, I used a stencil borrowed from Mum to add a background design, inking through with Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry for the flowers and foliage, and an assortment of other inks for the butterflies.  Once again, I spritzed with water, this time blotting with kitchen roll so the inks didn't flow too far, then I gave a good mist with green and blue Cosmic Shimmer sprays, and dried with a heat tool.
The next step was to stamp and heat emboss some dandelions with white embossing powder, using Personal Impressions stamps, I love how the white looks against the coloured background.  The largest dandelion was crying out for a butterfly to land on it, so I stamped one with a Papermania stamp, onto some Kate Knight paper and cut it out and gave it a row of gems for it's body.
Finally, I added the foreground to my summer scene, firstly, by fussy cutting some flowers from a Kate Knight paper pack and sticking them on, then punching some white flowers in two sizes, and layering them over the fussy cut ones.  To finish off, I added some dots of white pen and a sprinkling of assorted gems.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Eclectic Ellapu - Celebrate Summer Sunshine
Stamping Sensations - Summer Blooms
Craft-Room Challenge - Here Comes Summer
Crafty Boots - Pink Butterflies
ABC - #33 - Summer
Kaboodle Doodles - #176 - Summer
Lady Anne's - #3 - The Great Outdoors


  1. wow this is beautiful.gorgeous flowers and butterflies and your colours are really pretty :D

    xx coops xx

  2. Love this one Wendy, it's really gorgeous, the colours, stamp and design are all stunning, love how the colours merge together, Kate x

  3. Wow lovely design a real summer feel to it

    Thanks for joining us this week at Eclectic Ellapu

    Kelly - Pink DT Member

  4. absolutely stunning wendy - a really wonderful card - love it xx

  5. Fabulous design for this card Wendy, it looks amazing. Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. You have created a really beautiful background Wendy and the blending and colours are perfection.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  7. So beautiful hun...and lovely colours too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  8. This is gorgeous, love the colours x

  9. So very pretty Wendy, gorgeous image and colours..beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Gorgeous bbackground on this pretty card, Wendy! Lovely soft colours too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  11. Gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

  12. A stunning card...perfection! Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne xx

  13. So pretty Wendy, thanks for joining us at lady Annes Monthly challenge this month xxx

  14. Oh, this is beautiful! The white dandelions look stunning against the coloured background! Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight.

    Maria x

  15. beautiful card!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

  16. Magical a wonderful serene heat hazed summer garden love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

  17. Stunning card, Love the design & colours..the flowers & butterflies are Beautiful... Thank you for joining us at Eclectic ellapu this week... Hugs May x x x

  18. I'm so impressed with this gorgeous scene you've created> LOVE your colors and the beautiful butterflies. Thanks for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  19. Wow! Very pretty card. Hugs Bev x

  20. Beautifully executed techniques resulting in a fantastic scene. Thanks for playing the Lady Anne's Challenge.


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