Thursday 5 September 2013

Three Minute lavender using Wetlands

It occurred to me the other day that the grassy stamp in Wetlands could become lavender! I had a few minutes spare (in between getting the remaining bits of school uniform and taking my eldest son to the dentist!) so I tried out this idea - on Stampin' Up's canvas for a bit of extra texture. Come and have a look:

The rubber of the stamp was coloured with markers and spritzed before stamping on the canvas. I cut a piece from a sheet of multi-purpose adhesive to attach the canvas to my Naturals Ivory card base.

I actually made this little sentiment label for yesterday's card before realising that it wasn't the best colour for that one, but it works well for this little card. Can you see the scored line on the left of the canvas in this photo? I added that with my Simply Scored tool for an extra bit of interest.

When I linked up yesterday's card to Less is More I worried that perhaps I was only supposed to use one stamp... so this is my second entry!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wetlands
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Summer Starfruit markers
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, scrap of very Vanilla card stock
Other: Canvas, square punch, Simply Scored

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes

You can order from my online shop any time, day or night, but if you have any queries, I'm always happy to help. You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593. 

And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll receive a gift and handmade card when you place your first online order with me during September.

I never think of myself as being a technophobe or anything but the other day I was fiddling about with my ipod, muttering because I couldn't get something to work. My eldest son sighed, took the gadget from me, pressed a few buttons and handed it back. I giggled. "Honestly, look at me acting like an old lady!" I said, and then: "No wait - I AM an old lady!" and went off into paroxysms of laughter while my son stared at me in surprise.

See you tomorrow,


  1. Another super card Vicky and this stamp looks very much like lavender, in fact if you hadn't told us..who'd be the wiser?

  2. This is so clever Vicky - it looks so real I can almost smell it - lovely. Jacqueline xx

  3. Oh Vicky, wish I had this much imagination, love what you've done with this stamp and it looks amazing on the canvas (looks like it's been stitched on.)

    I do love lavender ;)


  4. Perfect Lavender stems Vicky-and I love how you stamped onto canvas,it makes it look like a cross stitch :)
    I'm with you-when something technical is beyond me I simply hand over to daughter,who tippity taps on the keyboard and hey presto! fixed,she has long since given up commenting about my age and just sighs and hands it back!
    Have a great day :)
    Nessa xx

  5. Beautiful Vicky. I love how you've coloured this stamp as Lavender. I love lavender. I have this stamp set on my list for my next order!

    Kat xx

  6. Beautiful!!! I love this on canvas.

  7. Another great idea for an optional extra used of an SU stamp xxx

  8. I'm always amazed at how you and Jenny are able to see other uses in your stamps! This is gorgeous Vicky and I'm just glad to have someone around to cope with all the technology:)
    Val x

  9. You are so right- perfect lavender stems! Clever you! You often see the different side of a stamp and encourage your followers to be imaginative so thank you- hope you don't mind if I case this one day.

    Louise xx

  10. I agree with Nessa. The stamping looks just like cross stitch. Beautiful card Vicky. I hold my hands up to say I'm a complete technophobe and I'm barely keeping up so goodness knows what i'll be like when I'm a really old woman. x

  11. beautiful card, Vicky! Very elegant

  12. Wow yet another masterpiece Vicky, how do youj do it week after week?? You made me laugh with your last technophobe bit,I am the same.This week I am still trying to get to grips with my new smart phone( sure is smarter than me )and now a new tablet too (Nexus)...feel like a dinosaur lol :) Viv xx

  13. another stunning card vicky

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"


I'd love to know what you think. Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x

(In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) you comment in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.)