Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Thankful Summer Garden


It's time for another great ColourQ challenge and this week there's a fun and quirky table to inspire us...

Lol! I wanted to use these colours with a floral image as I thought the pink/orange combo would work well with green for the leaves... I browsed through the SU catty several times formulating (or half formulating!) some ideas... and eventually went with this one...

I kept seeing the idea of the black die-cut lettering over the top of some flowers in my head, and Summer Silhouettes fit the bill perfectly. The leaves/stems were stamped with Old Olive onto Whisper White, then I added the Strawberry Slush flowers and the little Pumpkin Pie ones. The larger blooms were stamped separately, cut out and popped over the top (by the way, Stampin' Up paper snips are seriously fab... I couldn't find mine when I made this card {read: table was too messy and I couldn't be bothered tidying it up...} and so I used some other scissors - so much more difficult!!). The 'for you' is from Itty Bitty Banners, die-cut and popped up with dimensionals. You might just be able to see that the 'thankful' lettering is shiny and textured - I achieved that by painting it with Crystal Effects while it was on my silicone mat, then adhered it to the card... really striking IRL. I finished things off with some faux stitching around the edge and a few dabs of Dazzling Details to the middle of the small flowers.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Details
Tools: Expressions thinlets, Itty Bitty Banner framelits

Make sure you check out the fun creations of the rest of the Royal Court this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

PS: This is a non-standard sized card (6 x 3 1/2")... I have a new toy arriving today that will help me make an envelope for this hopefully... more details on that soon!


  1. Love your pretty flower garden done up in these colors Amy! Cute card!

  2. Absolutely stunning! I love it Amy~

  3. Oh my gosh! Love this card. The colors are so bright and cheery!

  4. Love this! What a clever idea!

  5. I just love how FUN this card is!!! What an adorable grouping of flowers.

  6. Hi Amy. These colors are perfect for flowers! Love the sentiment over the flowers .....sooo pretty!

  7. Amy I hope you won't mind...but this card was posted on my blog as my source of inspiration this morning! Your work is astounding! Thanks for inspiring me!

  8. This is darling and full of very creative ideas. Thank you for the beautiful work and the wonderful inspiration.