Tuesday 22 July 2014

Blooming hot ...

Wow it sure is hot and the sun just keeps on shining - it is a bit unusual as it is the school holidays and it usually rains!!  I'm supposed to be decorating during the holidays but unless it cools down I'm not sure how much will get done.  At least it's not too warm for crafting!

Today's efforts have included experimenting with inks and stencils, I now have quite a stash of background pieces for future cards - I'm hoping they might act as a starting point.  I have managed to complete a card.

I used:
Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge, Spiced marmalade, mustard seed, vintage photo
STAMPlorations - Boxed Blooms and Subway Art Builders DARE
XCut square dies.

I used this week's challenge sketch from STAMPlorations

As well as the STAMPlorations challenge I'm also going to enter the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple.



  1. Love the way you have used these stamps Elaine and thanks for joining us at ATSM

  2. I so love what you did with those STAMPlorations stamps - such a cool and creative way to use the daisy stamp! Thanks so much for playing with us at ATSM. I hope to see you there next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  3. Stamplorations stamps are my favorite at the moment. .great use of the stamp! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  4. Elaine, this is a beautiful CAS card! I love the monochromatic look and your take on our sketch is just fabulous! I'm so impressed with how you creatively used the STAMPlorations stamps :o)

  5. It certainly is hot & unusual, but as you say great for crafting! Your card is beautiful, I love the colours and you are certainly inspiring me to give stencilling a try. Hugs Bev x

  6. wonderful use of these stamps! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations and ATSM xx

  7. Beautiful card. Lovely colours.


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