Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Picking a bunch from the Secret Garden

The colour combination at the Paper Players intrigued me this week so I had to have a go! I picked Stampin' Up's fabulous Secret Garden to play with and here's what happened:


I definitely wouldn't have come up with this colour combination on my own but there's a summery feel to it that I love to bits!  The leaves are stamped onto a So Saffron stripe from the Patterns designer paper stack and a strip of card stock placed across it...


... then the gorgeous coral flowers were stamped and cut out (framelits are available to make this easy!) and laid over the strip. I used Pool Party card stock to punch out tiny flowers to add to the cluster and  the colour pops up again in the mat and the large flower centres.

Here's the colour combination I was using today (right) - I'll be using it again I think!

Here's what you'll need for this card
Stamps: Secret Garden, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Pool Party
Other: Markers, Secret Garden framelits, Itty Bitty punch pack, Basic pearls, Patterns designer paper stack in Subtles, stamp-a-majig
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I'm still smiling over our trip to Bourton-on-the-Water.  There was a lovely moment in the railway model museum when all the children were pressing the buttons to activate the trains and other vehicles on one of the breathtakingly detailed scenes. "Mummy look!" said my eldest son, his deep manly voice full of boyish excitement. "When I press number three, Thomas comes out of his engine shed!" Ahhh - it was just as if he was three again!

See you tomorrow, for more crafting fun!

15 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous Vicky! Great design as always and the colour combo is terrific.

    Bourton on the Water is a favourite place of mine too - I did grin about Thomas the Tank Engine. Just shows, boys never really grow up - thankfully!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. These colours are reminiscent of lazy, hazy, end of summer ...... I dream on, we're just starting winter!

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  3. Gorgeous card Vicky, I love these fab fresh colours.

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  4. Fabulous card, love the colour combo. Bourton-on-the-water is such a pretty village.

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  5. Gorgeous card Vicky....lovely colours

    Anne

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  6. Gorgeous card Vicky-looks lovely in this fabulous colour combination :)
    Ah,boys will be boys eh ?They just never grow up LOL!
    Nessa xx

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  7. Very pretty card and lovely colours. I've been to Bourton-on-the-Water . . . lovely place . . . but chock full of blinkin tourists(!!!!).

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  8. Beautiful card, Vicky! That colour combination looks great and the dies and stamping are lovely.

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  9. I agree with you about the colour combo, but doesn't it look wonderful, makes a great card, rather you made a great card.

    You mentioned the excitement of your son, you ought to hear men in their 70's get excited about steam trains, 3 of my brothers when they get together talk about their work on steam trains, like it was yesterday. Talk about children!

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  10. Very pretty! I love how you stamped the leaves and arranged the pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

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  11. Gorgeous...I always love to see stamping on DP....and those flowers are just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with the Paper Player colors this week!

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  12. I love what you did with this colour challenge. My favourite are those little forget-me-nots in Pool Party!

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  13. Very sweet card! I love your layout! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x