Sunday, 9 June 2013

Summer Splodges!

I've been at the Distress Ink and shimmer spray again, along with a bit of Frantage and glitter, to make this vibrant and summery card.
 The background of the topper was done by applying Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed, with the applicator tool, then spritzing with water and drying with a heat tool.  I then used a stencil that came free with a magazine to add the design, inking through with Picked Raspberry, and once again spritzing with water to soften the edges, and drying with a heat tool.  Next, I gave a good spritz with a Comic Shimmer spray in a lovely teal colour.
Inking done, I moved onto the edges of the topper, and used Stampendous Shabby Rose embossing enamel, with some Gold Halo Mix glitter sprinkled over, and heat embossed.  This done, I wraped some blue eyelash fibre, blue grosgrain ribbon and two tone pink ribbon round the topper and matted it onto a card blank that I'd cover with some magazine freebie paper.
The flourish was cut with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die from acid yellow satin board and embellished with yellow gems, Cosmic Shimmer gold PVA, and two butterflies stamped with Kaisercraft stamps and fussy cut.
The flower was made with Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, from white paper coloured with Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade, along with a spritz of Cosmic Shimmer spray.
To finish off, I added some twine threaded buttons and some yellow gems.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Allsorts - #210 - In the Garden
4 Crafty Chicks - #145 - Flowers
Flutterby Wednesday - #243 - Open
Crazy Amigo - Distress Inks
Pan Pastel - #23 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  - #10 - Always Anything Goes


  1. Phew what a lot work, but a wonderful result

  2. Lots of lovely inking and embossing going on here Wendy, love it.

    B x

  3. Totally forgot to say thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week Wendy.

    B x

  4. Absolutely wonderful Wendy, it certainly has the WOW factor. Seems lots of effort but how worth it is, love everything about it, the colours are stunning too, kate x

  5. Ah this is pretty Wendy,
    Lovely card
    Hope you having a good weekend
    Hugs Kelly

  6. This looks beautiful Wendy and thanks for joining my challenge this week over at Allsorts
    x catherine

  7. stunning card Wendy, looks amazing

  8. This is stunning! Just so gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  9. Loving the use of flowers and the wonderful mixture of flowers. Thank you for sharing your flowers with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  10. wow this is stunning wendy.really beautiful design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Such a pretty card with lovely summery colours. Thanks for linking to PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  12. Thanks for playing our flowers challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, very pretty!

    Leanne DT 4 CC!

  13. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


  14. Stunning creation thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel Uk Challenge Blog.



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