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Friday, 7 August 2020

The hot summer garden

Hello, crafting friends!

Is there any pleasure like sitting in your garden at the end of a long hot day, admiring the fruits of your labours, chatting with family members and/or friends and perhaps sipping a glass of something cold, clinking with ice? That was the thinking behind this card!
I started with a panel of semi-coated white card stock and three SU inks. The top two thirds of the panel was masked off and the remaining third was sponged with Real Red ink. Then I swapped over, masking off the Real Red section and also adding a circle punched out of a sticky note with a 2 1/4" circle punch. The top of the card was sponged with Flirty Flamingo ink. Finally, I used the outside of the punched circle as a mask and sponged Daffodil Delight into it.
Once my sponged background was completely dry, I cut a smaller panel out of it with a Heffy Doodles die. Then came the stamping: I used black Stazon ink to stamp the beautiful silhouette from Uniko's Just Because. I stamped it several times on the bottom corner and then just once on the corner opposite.
The card was finished with a sentiment from the same set - we all need lots of 'miss you' cards these days. I embellished with an enamel heart and mounted the panel on foam strips for a bit of dimension.

EDITED TO ADD AN AWARD
I was thrilled to see this card was chosen as the winner at Inspired By!


CHALLENGES
The photo inspiration at Inspired By this fortnight blew me away and I couldn't resist joining in! I'm also linking up with Uniko, where the theme for July/August is In My Garden with the optional twist of Hot Summer Colours. I used the beautiful sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and am also playing along with Festive Friday, choosing Red, Black and Heart from the inspiration list.
AND IN OTHER NEWS
Crazy hot temperatures here today. I am trying to imagine building a snowman. And failing!
Eva tells me she is Too Hot, poor love. It may well be time for a cool shower!

I hope you are keeping safe and well.

Hugs,

15 comments:

  1. We have rain ~ rain & more rain and branches down ~ I love your colorful card ~ Yes it makes me think of night bonfires and love :) Enjoy your weekend and a cold drink of your choice ~

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  2. Awesome take on these challenges, Vicky! Love the sponged background and pretty silhouette foliage!

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  3. Oh Vicky! I just saw this in the gallery at Festive Friday (my new gig). I just absolutely LOVE your card. I love the inspiration so much and you have done a fantastic job combining challenges with this beauty! Thanks for playing at Festive Friday, and for sharing this fantastic card.

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  4. AWESOME!
    Very striking card.
    Poor Eva . . . all that fur in this heat!

    Happy weekend!

    Hug x

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  5. WOW! That card has a lot of impact Vicky, just gorgeous. As for heat, we are lucky it was 25C yesterday, not as hot as where you are.
    Faith x

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  6. A hot card for our hot weather Vicky. Love it xxx

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  7. Oh my goodness Vicky, this is marvelous! You've used the colors beautifully and I like the silhouetted leaves. Thank you for joining us at IB this week

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  8. A really super card, love the background colours and great images.

    Kath x

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  9. A beautiful card Vicky and you captured the hot weather perfectly with those fabulous colours xx

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  10. Outstanding! I saw this posted just before my card in the Inspired By gallery and felt like throwing in the (beach) towel - it's beautiful and perfect for the picture.

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  11. Vicky! This is absolute perfection - for BOTH challenges! Now how often does THAT happen? Oh I know you girls are much better at multitasking than I am!
    So happy to see this beauty twice ... thanks so very much for playing cards with IB and CTS!! I will be trying to remember the Stayzon ink - you seem to have had less trouble than I did!
    =] Michele

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  12. This is so very gorgeous, every last detail, amazing card! Thank you for sharing @ IB this week, can't wait to see more!!

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  13. Love your card so much Vicky! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday Challenge.
    Blessings,
    Beth McCullough-DT

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Such a stunning design and beautiful colours. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the fun at Uniko. Hugs Bev x

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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