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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Nature at Fashionable Stamping

Hi Folks,

The theme this fortnight over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is 'Nature' which you can interpret anyway you like, flowers, butterflies, grass, birds or a scene, it really is up to you as long as you include at least one real stamp on your creation, and don't forget, there is a Gift Certificate for the winner from our sponsor, Marina at Cottage Crafts.

For my card I cut a square panel inked up a sky and then stamped  with some grass stamps from Hobby Art using  Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive for the stems and Dusty Concord for the tops - to look like lavender and then spritzed with water for  a softer watercolour effect.  This was layered onto a purple mat.I decided to make the base of the card in a similar way, with the panel as a 'highlight'.
The rest of the DT have made some gorgeous creations, so if you need some inspiration, please do take a look. you won't be disappointed.

This is a scheduled post, (hope it works) as we are away this weekend at a Wedding in Northumberland.  I do hope it stays fine for the Bride as its such a lovely venue with beautiful grounds, it would be a shame if all the photos had to be taken indoors - keep your fingers crossed.

I am entering this card in:
   Hotshot Crafts - Distress Inks
  Polka Doodles - Summer Scene
  Raise the Bar - Summer
  Pan Pastels - Summertime

Thanks for looking

Avril xx


Shirl said...

Beautiful scene Dot the watercolour effect is stunning.

Hugs Shirley x x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous .. reminds me of the Yorkshire Lavender place on the way to Scarborough.. i love their Lavender scones!
LOve the way you have used a highlight technique ... beautiful
Hope you have a lovely time at the wedding and fingers crossed for the weather
Lisa x


Fabulous colours Avril - love the soft effect from the water spritzing. A truly beautiful creation.
Hope you have a great time at the wedding.
Sylvia x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Avril.....a fabulous image and great details.xxx

Christine said...

Hi Avril wow this technique is so clever & effective..love the softness of the colour combo stunning work..

smiles Christine x

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Avril...to look at this is so relaxing. I am transported to another time and place that is peaceful and quiet. You have worked this technique to perfection!!!
I hope all has gone well at the wedding.
Dot x

Fliss said...

An absolutely beautiful scene Avril and just love the way you've highlighted the central panel.
Thanks for joining in over at Polka doodles too, so lovely to see you there.
Hoping the wedding went well and that you didn't get rained on!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tranquil scene love the soft colours, it does look so romantic.
Yvonne x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful card Avril, I love the colours and layered panel. Hope you're having a great time at the wedding, xxx

Janette said...

Hi Avril, Oh this is gorgeous hun, I love the elegance, so pretty.xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Avril
Your card is a dream.
It is almost as though it were a painting.
Have a lovely Sunday.

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Avril, your sentiment says it all. Your card has a dreamlike quality to it! Exquisite!

Linda said...

Fantastic scene! Beautiful, the soft tones.

Claire said...

Wow Avril, this is a real stunner. Gorgeous colours and you've created such a beautiful dreamy effect with the inks. Hope you've had a good time and the rain stayed away for the wedding
Claire xx

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Avril. I love the depth you have created and the colours you chose to use.
I hope the wedding and weekend went well and you all had a good time.
hugs {brenda] xox

Buttons said...

Blimey, this theme is really bringing out the best in everyone! Love what you have done here. Hugs, Buttons x

Mary J said...

Really beautiful Avril!

Susan Flynn said...

This is so pretty Avril! Very delicate and what lovely stamps! Hugs Susan x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, great technique. Love the added butterfly and the ribbon.

Ellie said...

How lovely..

xxx Ellie xxx

Eileen said...

Beautiful, beautiful card ... just fabulous work ... I hope the sunshine's at the wedding and you have a lovely time ..Thank you for joining us at this weeks PanPastel challenge .
Eileen cc

GinaA said...

I can smell the lavender from here, gorgeous card.

Terry said...

The front panel really gives a nice pop! Love that you added the birds to this field of lavender!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh this is just so stunning, such a beautiful summery scene, love it. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Debbie said...

Hi Avril...this is just stunning. Beautiful stamping and your colours are gorgeous. Just the prettiest card...
Debbie x

TAM said...

Just popped over to congratulate you on your win - your card was absolutely gorgeous. I haven't delved into Pan Pastels yet but they are very very high on my wish list.
Hope your wedding went well and that the bad weather over the last few days did not spoil it.
Take care

craftymum said...

Wonderful! Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Distress Inks challenge

Sarah x

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