Thursday, 10 July 2014

Summer Sunshine.......

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Morning all,

Me again, two posts in two days can't be bad can it!!

Our lovely DT member Georgina is taking a little break for a couple of months over the summer to spend more time with her daughter and hubby. Kirsten and I will be covering the posts and also blogging some of Georgina's cards too. We also have a new DT member coming on board which we will announce to you in due course.....

Because it has been lovely and sunny lately it put me in good mood in my studio the other week and I reached for my Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks and got out my gorgeous Dinkie Flutterby Stamp.

I have had quite a few butterflies in the garden lately and I have been watching them darting between the flowers so it gave me an idea!!

I also grabbed out of my stash the lovely Wild Flowers Stamp, the Live Every Moment sentiment from the Live, Love Laugh Stamp Set and my Diamonds Stencil.......

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I created the background first using the Diamonds Stencil and sponging through with some cut'n'dry foam using both distress inks, blending them as I worked them through.
Then I stamped and embossed the message using Black Versafine Ink and Wow Clear Embossing Powder.....

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I stamped the Dinkie Flutterby on to another piece of white card, stamped it again on a post-it note and made a mask and then stamped the Wild Flowers Stamp over the top. I embossed all the areas with clear powder again.

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I made a watercolour wash with both of the Distress Inks and painted the flowers and butterfly. I used a Pro-Marker to add a bit of green to the stems and then I cut the whole thing out leaving a white border around the edge to make it pop.......

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I then matt and layered it up on to my card adding a bit of height to the main focal with some 3D foam.....

I hope you like my drop of  'Summer Sunshine' inspiration....

Please leave a comment as I love to read what you think..

Until next time,

Big Hugs Lisa B.xx

Flutterby    Diamonds   Live Laugh Love
Wild Flowers  WA01 Clear Gloss  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black


  1. I love the yellow and black together

  2. gorgeous colours Lisa - love it - beautiful card - hugs Rachel x

  3. Everything about this is just lovely Lisa! So summery!

  4. This is lovely. Love the design and the gorgeous summery feel to it.

  5. The layering of the flowers with the butterfly onto the card looks really good and love the way you've coloured them x

  6. Another beauty and one to try. So summery. I love the effect of the cut-out of the wild flowers. Thank you, Jan

  7. Hi, what a lovely cheerful card, you just can't go wrong with butterflies. Xx

  8. That is gorgeous Lisa! A real dose of sunshine. Love the way you have used the stencil and the stamps - an idea is brewing right now! Thank you for the inspiration Karen x

  9. Gorgeous card! Love the colours. x


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