Saturday, 5 April 2014

A spray of turquoise ink

Turquoise is everywhere at the moment - have you noticed? I've been wearing it with a zing of coral so when I saw the challenge at Less is More was A Touch of Turquoise this week, I thought I'd try it on a card. Come and see:


I could have chosen any of the beautiful new florals from Stampin' Up's spring/summer catalogue to make this design but I was feeling wistful for an old friend so out came Summer Silhouettes.


The leaves and flowers were stamped in a triangular shape using two of the turquoise-ish colours: Coastal Cabana and Island Indigo. The banner is from one of the stamps in the Apothecary Art set. It was too long so I cut it down and hid the join with the fussy cut sentiment. No-one would ever know...!

The sketch I used comes from the ever-inspiring CAS(E) this Sketch.


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The Easter holidays have begun so life has gone into overdrive again! My youngest son took pity on me and offered to go to the supermarket for me today. I rummaged around in the cupboards to see what we needed while he wrote the list. "We'll need sprouts," I said. "How many?" asked my son, writing it down. "Hmm, let's see - about 16," I said. "And we'll need a couple of parsnips." He looked up. "Two?" he asked. I nodded. "Yes, and could you get a pat of butter? Just one." He twinkled at me and launched into song: "And a partridge in a pear tree!"

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'll be back on Monday when I'll be turning my attention to birthdays! Hope to see you then,


30 comments:

  1. Pretty card a Vicky lovely colours

    Anne

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  2. Oh Vicky a lovely card and great tale too! Can I adopt your offspring please :)

    LOVING the SU order here - wahoo!!

    Hugs

    Di
    xx

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  3. Turquoise and orange are a fabulous combination, what a very pretty card!
    And what a fabulous boy you have too! xxx

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  4. Vicky, you are totally WOW'ing me again, you continue to make the loveliest creations!!!!!! So glad you share them with us!!

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  5. Vicky - this is gorgous. I love the pop of coral with the turquoise and the join is very well hidden!

    Sharon
    x

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  6. Gorgeous as always Vicky.
    Lynne xxx

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  7. Vicky this is so pretty-and what a fabulous take on the inspiration!
    I have been missing from Blogland for a while,but i have just set myself up a new little Blog so that i can take part in a few challenges and comment again :)
    Have a lovely weekend,Nessa xxx

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  8. I really like your take on the sketch - it's absolutely beautiful! I do like the way you made the banner too!

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  9. That's an absolutely DELIGHTFUL card. LOVE that colour scheme and the way it's been stamped. Beautiful!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  10. Such a pretty card Vicky
    Margaret x

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  11. Fabulous. Simply fabulous.

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  12. This is a very pretty card, nice arrangment for the images.

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  13. The flowers are so neat and how cool is that little bit of red

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  14. Hi Vicky, White cards with a splash of colour always looks so fresh and crisp, don't they (?) and the pop of coral looks terrific. I'm teaching a class next Saturday "white with one" but so far my mojo seems to be having the weekend off ! Oh well, back to browsing magazines for inspiration!

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  15. Vicky this is so stylish and the tiny bit of coral really works well
    Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week
    Anne
    LIM Design Team

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  16. Loving this card Vicky the layout is brilliant! Great colour combo too:)
    Val x

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  17. Dear Vicky - what a great card as always.. the touch of coral really makes it pop.. so just right.!
    best wishes

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  18. Very pretty card, love it.

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  19. Beautiful sprig of turquoise flowers and just perfect for the challenges x

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  20. Love the two tone flowers with the hint of coral - very striking!

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  21. This is beautiful Vicky, I'm never disappointed visiting your blog!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  22. A lovely card as usual. The colours go beautifully together x x

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  23. Gorgeous Vicky - One of my favourite colours (wear it quite a lot!) and just LOVE this card! Nx

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  24. So pretty & perfectly CAS. Love the two shades of turquoise you've used and the splash of orange add that perfect touch. Hugs Bev x

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  25. What a perfect take on the sketch!

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  26. Simply lovely card, Vicky. The touch of coral is delightful.

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  27. This really caught my eye Vicky, the flowers look so pretty and I love the splash of coral too. xx

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  28. So very gorgeous Vicky :) Viv xx

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