Wednesday, 10 July 2013


Isn't this weather just the absolute BEST?!! Glorious!

I have been having a little play with distress inks - I was lucky enough to win some blog candy offered by fellow crafter  Sylvia-Anne and I used the voucher to buy some DI's in colours I didn't have (amongst a few other things!! LOL).

So armed with the newly acquired 'Squeezed Lemonade' and a combo of other older inks (!!), I made this quick CAS card for a relative of mine who has been having a worrying time just lately. 

Basic bright white cardstock with a column masked using torn post it notes.

Sponged Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold inks onto the panel, then after removing the mask, stamped one of my very fave and very old Agapanthus stamps on top.

Popped on a couple of pearls and a wee bit of sparkly on a couple of the flower heads, then layered  onto black cardstock then onto white.

The sentiment stamp I really like - and I thought it made a change from the usual 'Thinking of You'.

Challenges -
Oldie but Goodie - In the Garden
Shopping our Stash - Summer Colours
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters - Summer Days
Crafting Cafe - Summer's Here

Off to enjoy the sunshine - hope you are too! x


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Ooo loving this Viv what striking colour just beautiful
jacqui xx

Gemma said...

Truly beautiful hunni...
hugs and xxx

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Viv, love the simplicity of it.
Caz x

Netty said...

Love your CAS card Viv, hugs Annette x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the way you have added just a touch of sparkle and the colours are wonderful.
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

It looks fabulous Viv!Love the stamp too! Susan x

Dewi Lestari said...

It's very pretty! Thanks for joining at Oldie but a Goodie: In The Garden

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.
Yvonne x

Crafty Lark said...

Great stamping Viv, love the splash of gorgeous colour and great sentiment. xx Flora

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love your card VIv! Warms summer colours & a great image!
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Jackie said...

Sorry to say that I am praying for cooler weather, me and the heat just do not mix!
What a beautiful card. Every now and again I have a try at this kind of card and they always end up in the bin! :o)
Jackie xx

Paper Junkie said...

Love the card and sentiment Viv - orange is such a happy shade too! X

Shelby said...

Glad y'all are having some awesome summer weather. I think I get a little depressed for y'all when I hear about all of the rain you get:) Anyhoo, love how you've created such an eye catching CAS design and the inking is perfect.


Sylvia Anderson said...

Simply stunning, I love the vibrant splash of colour x
Thank you for joining us at the Crafting Café, good luck x

Anonymous said...

I love CAS cards. You did a great job in doing one. So glad you played along with us at The Crafting Café challenge.
xx Ria

Carla said...

Gorgeous- love the orangey color with the white and black! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is just FABULOUS. Love the summery colours and the inky strip. That stamp is a fave too.

Sarn xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv.
Wendy xx

Shea said...

Wow, this is so graphic and clean yet with still plenty of color and texture (sparkle and pearls!). I also forget about this torn paper/sponging technique and really love it - thanks for reminding me with this beautiful creation!