Sunday 22 July 2012

Summer Colours. . . . . . . .

The challenge at The Stampman is to show some summer colours. Difficult, as we don't seem to be having a summer this year but nice to sit down and use some bright, warm colours for a change!

I decided to go with tones of red, orange, yellows, a splash of gold and some gorgeous blue which are all inspired by the sun, sea and sand we are all longing for in UK! (Have to say that the weather where I am has much improved today so better not tempt providence as they say!).

I must be in a bright colour phase at the moment! Mainly due to all the challenges I'm entering which seem to require such palettes - it's fun but not sure it's really me! We'll see how it goes. . . . . .

Here's the card I've made:

The elements used to make the card. The blue layer was coloured and stamped using distress ink in one colour. I love that this method allows the stamping to stand out but in a gentle way.

The completed card.
The flower shape was die cut in canvas which was coloured with dylusion inks and cropped. Texture paste was added through a mask and when dry, colour was added again with dylusion ink and a brush. Gold paste was randomly swiped over the textured area. The circles at the centre of the flower were stamped and gold paste applied.  

The warm orange background was created with dylusion and distress inks. Various stamping was applied using distress inks in order to create a rich inky effect. The sentiment was stamped onto canvas which had been coloured with dylusion sprays. The final stamping of the border and the background leaves was achieved using Dyan Reaveley stamps and spiced marmalade distress ink. Some highlighting was added with metallic acrylic paint. All edges were inked with walnut distress.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of canvas and applied with some gold brads to link in with the gold paste.

Do let me know what you think - I really appreciate that people take the time to comment.


  1. ...beautiful bright & bold, a stunning card with a scrumptiously textured flower...loVe it...Mel :)

  2. I love it. Seems you at least brought the sun down on your card :-) love the rich colors, the distress stamping and the texture and colors on the textile flower. Annnnnnd the blue is great .. all in all it's a bright and beautiful summer card with lots of interesting details.
    We had some sun here today, hope it will be at your place too very soon :-)
    best, Suzanne

  3. Wow, a wonderful card. Love these bright colors.

  4. Truely a bright and summery card with lots of texture :)

  5. Love the textured flower, gorgeous!! The bright colours really blend nicely!! x

  6. Love this - the colours are so lovely and warm, and the flower so summery! lovely textures too. M x

  7. I LOVE the rich colored layers of your card. It's beautiful.
    Hugs and smiles

  8. Gorgeous card, I love the flower cut from canvas ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

  9. These colors are so warm and inviting! I didn't realize this was canvas until closer inspection....LOVE that! So much texture....and yes I want to touch! I find myself always wanting to feel the textures on everyone's projects. You do beautiful work!

  10. Wow this is so bright and really funky, just love all that texture and the flower is gorgeous. Thanks you for letting me know I was a winner, never thought to check, I'm quite new to all the inky stuff and wasn't going to enter but was having a play and voila a tag was formed, think these play times are the best :-). Congrats on winning as well, mmmmmmm wonder if I get a blinkie, I'm off to have a nosy. Kerry xxx


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