It seems ages since I rolled my sleeves up for a good challenge - and the challenges at Less is More really are very good! This week Chrissie and Jen have suggested a lovely zingy colour scheme - lime and black - and, since the sun has come out and we are once again daring to think of spring, I've come over all floral! Come and see:
Stampin' Up has a fantastic range of floral stamps at the moment - Summer Silhouettes, Fabulous Florets, Field Flowers are all favourite sets - but my floral of choice at the moment is Secret Garden from the spring/summer catalogue. You get a choice of five different flower heads to go with the leaves and stem so you can create a whole riot of different blooms! Black flowers could be a little sombre but the lime gives them a zesty twist.
I meant to stamp them with black stazon ink and picked up my old black Classic ink pad instead - but I quite like the translucent quality. I used my Lucky Limeade marker to colour the flower centres then dabbed them with my 2 way glue pen before clear embossing to give a jewel-like effect
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Easy Events stamp set (I separated the sentiments from the images to make two sets for the price of one - bargain!)
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Secret Garden, Easy Events (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black, Lucky Limeade classic ink plus marker
Card stock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Other: 2 way glue pen, clear embossing powder, heat tool
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We had a very happy Easter despite the weather being so unseasonably cold. I laid the treasure hunt in the house and everyone got plenty of exercise careering up and down three flights of stairs! It would have been nice to have got out and about but instead we sharpened up our property wheeling and dealing skills...
It was great fun. My husband, who was obviously re-living a dubious game with his brother back in the 70s, suggested selling Old Kent Road to my youngest son for £100 at one stage. My son stared at him. "You are OUT of your MIND!" he said. My eldest son quietly won the game and my daughter summed it up with: 'Some days you're the dog, some days you're the lamp post'!
I shall be back tomorrow, celebrating the sunshine with more florals. See you then!