Friday, 9 August 2013

Primrose Cantaloupe Blossom...


This week over at the Friday Mashup Tara is challenging us with a colour combo as well as to use a tag on or as our project...

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project with a "Tag (as an embellishment on your project or as the project itself )."
  2. Create a project using the colors "Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, Primrose Petals & Bermuda Bay".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "with a Tag using the color combo above".
Well when I first looked at the colours I wasn't sure how I was going to use them all together, but when I looked at them in two groups (pinks and blues) I thought of using a two-step stamp set and it started to come together from there...

The flower was stamped first with Crisp Cantaloupe, then with the second layer in Primrose Petals over the top. The leaves were stamped with Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay (ok so I know that leaves are not blue, but I kinda like the tropical look of it!). I stamped a piece of Soft Sky card with the large postage collage image from Postage Due with Soft Sky ink then ripped around the edges for a shabby vintage look. The embossed piece in the background is some Primrose Petals core-dinations card that I'd embossed with the Argyle EF and sanded ages ago that was sitting in my stash. I added half a doily (also from my scrap collection) and arranged the panels for a scrappy/collagey (is that a word?!) kind of feel. The tag element is a piece of Very Vanilla, stamped with a sentiment from Petite Pairs in Bermuda Bay, punched into a tag and pierced. I added a Crisp Cantaloupe tag (core'dinations card crumpled and sanded... not that you can see much of it!) underneath and used some Bermuda Bay twine (from the Tag-a-Box kit) and a few pearls to finish. I couldn't resist adding a bit of faux stitching around the edge with a Crisp Cantaloupe marker.

Make sure you check out the rest of the design team's creations this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. What a beautiful way to use a little tag - how cute!

  2. I love reading your blog as well as seeing what beautiful cards you create. Keep up the great work!

  3. I love the shabby chic feel of your card. Absolutely beautiful, Amy!

  4. I love all the different layers. The hand stitching is a great touch and the tag is the perfect focal point.

  5. Beautiful card Amy, I love all the different layers.

  6. Hello Amy,

    you have a beautiful style, very soft and romantic. Love how you used the tag and your take on the challenge. All you designers had such pretty samples to go by!

    Hope you have a super creative week!

    Blessings, Barb

  7. This is so feminine and pretty Amy, I love it!