Saturday, 16 June 2012

Summer........


This is the inspirational photo for this weeks challenge at The Simon Says Blog,  gorgeous summer colours so I had to play along.  We are still having a really wet and windy time here in the UK at the moment so it was great to play with some warm colours.




























I had fun creating the centre panel using my distress inks with water and the Meadow Silhouette stamp from Hero Arts. I have also embossed the edges with gold for a glimmer, the butterfly is also embossed in gold.  The background stamp is my new Italian Poetry stamp, just love the script.

Have a great weekend.

13 comments:

Barb said...

Sally, these colors are gorgeous - especially with the added bits of gold embossing - beautifully done! Hope your weather improves soon!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful craftsmanship, Sally! Gorgeous!!

Lin said...

Oh, Sally, could this be more perfect from the inspiration?! I think not! Beautiful sunny card, my friend!

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sally - gorgeous summer glow!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Stunning card!! Love that butterfly and the beautiful embossing! Pure Summer perfection!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Leni said...

Really love this card! Great colors, my favorite! Where comes the Italian poetry stamp from?

Dawn said...

a super pretty card Sally. Such a beautiful butterfly too. Hope your weather improves so you can enjoy the summer

onecraftymama said...

Oh, that script is lovely! Love the twine wrapping the wildflower panel, and the sunny colours are fabulous :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all the yummy summer color here, Sally! The butterfly looks great against the florals! Glad you're enjoying the summer!!

Misty said...

Hi, I'm visiting your blog from the Moxie Fab World's current "challenge" to visit 10 random blogs that are a part of the Moxie Fab World blog list! I'm glad to stop by.

That butterfly card is beautiful. I love all the gold embossing and I am not normally a gold-loving girl. I think it works really well with the color scheme.

TFS!
Misty (www.craftysoup.com)

Kara Lynne said...

I love that Italian Poetry background, especially how you used it to one side. Beautiful colors and gold embossing!

Robin K. said...

The bit of gold embossing really adds so much to your design Sally! Lovely take on the inspiration!

Brenda said...

That gold embossing adds so much punch to this beautiful card Sally!