Friday, 24 February 2012

Shades Of Spring At The Stampman

Hello everyone, I hope your week has gone well. Ours has been a bit of a struggle again, not sure what's going on with this year but I'm not impressed at the minute. Thank goodness we have craft in our lives to escape too sometimes, that's all I can say.

Now, over at The Stampman Challenge Blog it's my turn to host and I'd like you to use SHADES OF SPRING. It is my favourite time of the year and there are lots of occasions to inspire you with Mother's Day coming up and then Easter so lets see all those soft colours.

For my DT project I used distress inks on glossy card to make a panel and then used these gorgeous Aspects of Design Butterfly Garden stamps. They are reduced on The Stampman website at the minute so I couldn't resist them. I edged the panel with a black marker and then added the paper roses and leaves cut from the stamp. The sentiment is a rub on from the Blog Candy I won last week but the colours matched perfectly.

It's going to be the front page of another clear stamps storage folder. I still have so many to get organised.

There is a £10 Stampman voucher for the winner and if you need more inspiration don't forget to pop over to the Challenge blog to see the amazing projects the DT have created again this week.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.


Elizabeth said...

Another gorgeous project Lisa. I love the colours on the central panel and your flowers are a treat. Hope things perk up for you as it sounds as though life is a bit trying at the moment ... and hope you have a wonderful weekend. Elizabeth x

JoZart said...

A beautiful breath of Spring Lisa. So well composed and tohse flowers are really effective for having the stamped images on them.
Love Jo x

Sarah said...

been admiring your WOYWW goodies and also saw these beauties here - just love your flowers!!! Thanks for letting us look in, enjoy WOYWW and your week, Sarah at 16.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Oh WOW this is absolutely beautiful Lisa :)

Jill said...

Hi Lisa, what great flowers! I am a big fan of 'homemade' flowers having discovered the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals!!
Hope you have a good weekend! Jill x

Brenda Brown said...

H Lisa
This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the stamping out of the frame. Your roses are gorgeous and the blue leaves and sentiment balance the whole thing perfectly.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a gorgeous card, love the colours & the techniques you've used. Zo xx

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Great design Lisa.
I played along in the end last time even though it wasn't greatly textured, it was something I was making at the time.
This week I have made something especially for the challenge Im waiting on it drying so I can get photos tomorrow :)

Sam said...

This is beautiful Lisa. Well done. I thought Spring was coming but not now - brrrrrr!

Claire Phillips said...

I'm with you Lisa - this year is throwing up some challenges I'd rather be without!
Super spring card - I love it and those oh so lovely flowers.
Cheers Claire x

craftimamma said...

Hi Lisa, Love the gorgeous shades you have used on here. I bought that lovely set of stamps a couple of years ago and haven't inked them up in an age. Must get them out again soon. Your folder cover is beautiful.

Hmm, sounds like you have your share of problems at the moment too. I was going to email you but can't find you in my contacts (was sure I had your addy) and somehow can't access your addy from your profile. If you get a minute can you email me so I can get in touch. Thanks.

Big Hugs
Lesley Xx

Emma said...

It's been one of those weeks for me too and at the moment, I'm resembling a headless chicken. lol.

Hope all is ok though and as always love to you all...
Your card is absolutely stunning and the colours you've chosen are gorgeous...fabulous work, hun!!
Take care...
Love Emma xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Lisa, this is so lovely and stylish! Gorgeous colours and those flowers are awesome! :)




A fabulous card Lisa - the colours and flowers are delicious, and I love the stamped swirls.
Sorry to hear that your week hasn't been going well - hope everything is improving now. Look forward to meeting up soon. Take care - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

SueH said...

That’s such a pretty card Lisa, I love the soft colours.
I was surprised when you said the background was distress inks on glossy paper because when I first saw it I thought it looked soft and chalky……just shows how wrong I can be. Loving those gorgeous flowers too.

I hope you have a better week, this week.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!
Sue H #95