Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A late mid month reminder!

I was supposed to show this post over the weekend - but here I am nearly in the middle of the next week and just remembered it!
Following this months 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations, and in honour of the glorious sunsets we have been having lately whilst enjoying our lovely weather here is my card.

 I used a mix of stamps for this one -
And a mix of colours for the background! The whole yellow/orange range of my Distress Inks in fact!

There is something wondrous about sunsets I think.
We sat last night and watched as the sun went behind a cloud here - then there was a little slit in the cloud and all you could see was a bright orange/red glow- for a couple of seconds it looked like the sky behind the cloud was on fire - then the cloud closed over and we were left with a few rays streaming down from the sky. It was simply beautiful to watch.

My sentiment stamp is an old one and is much loved.
 There have been so many lovely entries into our challenge so far but you still have plenty of time if you have not had time to join in or would like to share another creation.
Our sponsor is Chocolate Baroque and there is a lovely Nature Inspired A4 stamp set to be won.
I hope the sun is shining where you are and you too have many wonderful sensets to watch.
Thanks for taking the time to look - have a great day whatever you are doing! x 
Challenges -
Make My Monday - Hint of Summer
HeARTful - A/Goes + stamp
Crafty Friends - 'B' - (Bird, Birdhouse)
SOSS - I for Inky

22 comments:

Aquarius said...

Loving the beautiful sunset colours in the background sky surrounded by all the super silhouette plant life - gorgeous. Yesterday the lovely sunny day ended in a terrific thunder storm with torrential rain but thankfully it is bright and sunny again today.

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Viv, a beautiful sunset scene. xx

Carole said...

You've certainly captured a sunset with this card Viv! Fabulous colours and the silhouettes. Can't say I have noticed any over here but like you I do love to watch them (usually if we are on hols). Time began in a garden...and as hubby would say...gets away from you too in a garden. he always loses track of time out there when he is cutting the grass etc.

Kathleen said...

Totally stunning, love it and what a super sentiment.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Stunning colours, that is one sunset I would like to sit and watch. Your card looks gorgeous.
Yvonne xx

Lindsey said...

Your sponged background is gorgeous! I especially love the misty clouds over the sun, so nicely done. The silhouette stamps and sentiment are perfect. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Greta said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Mrs A. said...

How very true that sentiment is . Gorgeous background colour way and I love the little birdie table. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

A very true sentiment . Gorgeous coloured background and I love that little birdie house stamp. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous sunset Viv and the silhouette flowers and leaves frame it beautifully and the birdhouse fits in perfectly...so atmospheric! x

Sian said...

A beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely glorious sunset and what a beautiful card x

Jane Willis said...

Really beautiful. Thank you for playing along with SOSS
Jane

Linda said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing along in our B is for challenge over at the craftyfriendsblog.
Linda DT-CF

Dotty Jo x said...

Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, his is gorgeous, Viv, Jo x

Greta said...

I love sunsets, too, & you've really captured the beauty! Love this card!

Sue - said...

Beautiful card. The oranges certainly look like sunsets! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Chris said...

What a beautiful scene you have created! Love it. Congratulations on making the Top 3 over at my heARTful stamping challenge. Please come back again. :)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a stunning sunset scene Viv.

Sue xx

Tracy said...

Absolutely Stunning Viv
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… hope you can join us next time.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Toni said...

Love the inking and color--gorgeous! So glad you joined us at SOSS!