Saturday, 28 July 2012

Summer flowers in the Rain

By afternoon today the rain came and it was heavy.  Such a shame as this morning was glorious.

This gave me my theme for my card - Summer flowers in the Rain.  I've followed the sketch we have been given over at Less is More.

My card base is Certainly Celery and the trim is Peach Parfait punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch.  I used the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack to pierce holes in the scallops.  I then dressed it up with the Calypso Coral Organdy Ribbon (free in the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon/Brad pack).  I hope you can see the shimmer in the ribbon.  It really adds a bit of sparkle.  

Still time to place an order and receive this bundle if your order is £45 or more. 

Onto my summery flowers.  I stamped Simply Soft (Hostess set) on Whisper White in Black Stazon then used my Watercolour Pencils to lay down some colour on the flowers and dots in the background.  This is the first time I've used the pencils and I was very impressed with them.  With the Aqua Painters, I spread the colour around, hopefully giving the flowers their watery feel.  It was a lot of fun and the pencils look great even if you don't use any water.  I was also pleased at how well Whisper White took the water.

I covered my flowers with a panel of acetate.  Adding a couple of small brads to the top corners and attaching the Peach Parfait trim along the bottom.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in Certainly Celery and punched out with the Modern Label Punch

Did you like Simply Soft?  This is a hostess only set earned with an order of £150.  You can put in an individual order, host a party or join my Stampers 6 Club.  Have a look at the Virtual Hostess Page for more details.  A new club is starting in October and I have a space for you! My members always receive a little thank you from me in their parcels and when it's your hostess month you benefit from the exclusive hostess section.  Any questions give me a call 07827923123

Thanks for coming past for a visit.  It's appreciated x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Peach Parfait
Ink - Black Satzon, Certainly Celery
Stamp - Simply Soft, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punch - Scallop Edge Border, Modern Label Punch
Other - Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Organdy Ribbon, Watercolour Pencils, Aqua Painters

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  A parcel of lovely goodies could be winging it's way to you direct to your home in the UK!  
Last few days to receive freebies!!  Check out the latest promotion of a ribbon and brads bundle if you spend £45.  Our fab new promotion for July.  Also still time to take part in the We {Heart} our hostesses for even more free goodies!! 


Chrissie said...

Sweet card Aileen.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colours! Valerie

Victoria said...

Cor using acetate by choice? Brave lass!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Those soft colours work really well together a really lovely card x

Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful!

Warm hugs

Mandi said...

Lovely use of that set Aileen
Pretty inking
Thanks as always
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

I always forget about acetate, love the effect of this card

lin_ka1 said...

It smells of summer, and it is so very hot :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Pretty flowers and gorgeous colours Aileen!! Love this card, Gay xxx

Susan said...

Fabulous color combo, Aileen! Love the flowers and the paper piecing looks great!

Linda said...

Gorgeous card Aileen, I love the colour combo. xx

Jenny said...

Love the watercolour effect, they really do look like the rain is splashing the colour off them :0)
Jenny x


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