Thursday, 26 June 2014

Summer Days

Inspired by the last few days of warm sunshine and blue skies I made this card! (Although today it is grey and threatening rain - as can be evidenced from the picture quality!)
I have had this stamp for a long time and used it little - I don't know why 'cos I think it's a really nice one.... that old I have no idea of the make.
It just conjures up images of when life was so much slower and tranquil - a lady sat on a warm summers day painting a scene - perfect peace.

I stamped the image in Versafine Sepia and clear embossed then coloured it with Distress Inks.
I used a pastel chalk for the sky which is in fact a very pale blue in real life but doesn't show very well here.

The papers were from an old papermania pad I think, and distressed, layered and stitched onto co-ordinating card.
Used the same card for the die cut frame.
A scrap of old lace, some pearls to finish.
Have left the top right corner bank for a sentiment which I will add at a later time and used up the remains of the papers decorating the inside to match.

Challenges -
Fantasy Stampers - Here Comes Summer
Crafty Bloggers - Bingo (Die Cut/Lace/Pearls)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Whimsy Insp - Bingo (Summer/Lace/Pearls)
Ruby's Rainbow - Stamping
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes

 Am away tonight as I have a meeting tomorrow so off to chuck a few things into an overnight bag! Thanks for visiting, have a great day whatever you're doing. x


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Viv, these colours look so vintage and suit this image so well along with your border of pearls...beautiful..

♥aNNie xxThe Journey is the Start

Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautifully elegant. Love the lace and pearl border.
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Beautiful card Viv
Hugs Dianne xx :-)

Sarn said...

Ooh a secret rendezvous? How lucky are you?

Your card is just lovely Viv.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous image and card Viv Love the colours and pearls.

Carole said...

Beautiful card Viv and as you say conjures up the image of when life was slower.Love the vintage tones and such a nice image.

Irish Cherokee said...

Love this card Viv. Victorian/vintage and exquisite. Loving it very much.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful summer card VIv your image gorgeous and love your stitching and pearls...


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is such a beautiful card Viv. The image reminds me of the kind you used to get on either a box of chocolates or tin of biscuits. Hugs Susan x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Viv. Such a beautiful image and I love the soft summery colours.
Sue xx

Wendy said...

So beautiful Viv, lovely image and papers.
Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

Now this could be Mrs A practicing her painting skills.
Gorgeous card, fabulous coulour and brilliant layout.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous vintage card Viv, its a stunning image.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so beautiful Viv, I love it!!
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

A really beautiful card and a lovely image, the frame is perfect for the image :o)
Jackie xx

Julie B said...

This card just shouts summer in days gone by, another world away from the hustle and bustle of today.
So glad you could join us at Fantasy Stampers. :)

Pat said...

What a pretty card Viv and I love that vintage style image and the soft pink and brown colours with the gorgeous pearls and stitching. x

Viv said...

Such a pretty image and beautiful card Viv, I love it :) Viv xx

Jules said...

Very elegant Viv and I love your colour choices and layout.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

JayBe said...

Simply beautiful, Viv - love the vintage feel to it. Thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers and good luck.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful stamping.Such an adorable creation.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Helen said...

That is beautiful - such an elegant design.

Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow.

Helen N x