Saturday, 30 May 2009

Scorching Saturday

Hasn't it been HOT!!!!!! What a gorgeous day. Hope it's been as good for everyone else.

I've done absolutely nothing today apart from pottering in the garden, filling a paddling pool (again), drinking coffee with my Sister-In-Law and reading a book. What bliss.

It's now 10pm and I shall do a bit of crafting with a cool glass of wine-does that sound tempting?

I have managed to finish a few more cards with that box of glimmer misted papers I found last week, so I thought I'd share another one with you tonight.

I had sprayed the background with starburst stains and already stamped a blue fern on this one, but it didn't really work and had been left in the box so I decided to change the colour scheme and stamped other Artylicious meadow flowers in a green and then the main one in fuchsia pink. I then inked up a piece of stampboard in the same blue as the background and stamped the same flower in the pink and just placed it on top to give it another dimension. The edges of the stampboard were sanded back to make them stand out.

I stamped the main white card with the same flowers but in a paler blue ink and just added the sentiment and some blue organza ribbon.

The main stamped image has a lovely golden sheen to it when the light catches it from the starburst stains.

This was definitely a case of leaving something alone when it was not working and coming back to it with fresh eyes.

Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday.


Poppy said...

lovely card, thankyou for your kind comment,love the pictures of
knaresborough,looks gorgeous.

Lynne K said...

A beautiful card, Lisa. Well worth coming back to! Those Wild Meadow stamps are gorgeous, aren't they? x

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Lisa! beautiful colours. sounds like you have had a perfect day x

Jill said...

What a gorgeous card. Really love the colours and what an interesting background, would never have thought of doing that!

craftimamma said...

This is a beautiful card you've created. The colours are gorgeous and you've used the images very cleverly.

Lesley Xx

Mel said...

Hi Lisa thanks for visiting my blog. I have come to yours and wow what a resource. lotas of inspiration and links to wonderful places - like Kay Carleys blog. I swear im not going to get a thing done ! Thank you. Mel x

Anne said...

What a beautiful, serene card, Lovely colours for a lovely weekend :)

brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful card Lisa, can't say more about it as it's perfect.

B x

Beryl said...

This is absolutely fabulous - just the sort of thing I'd love to do but it never turns out right for me. Love the added layer too.
Beryl xx

artylicious said...

That's a beautiful card and you've certainly done the stamps justice! Nice colour combinations too.

Phree said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the way you have highlighted one of the wild flower stamps.