Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A one layer garden with Summer Silhouettes

Today is the last day to take advantage of the latest Weekly Deals (check the list here) and I'll be back with the new deals tomorrow, so don't miss those!

Meanwhile, the stamping continues with a one layer card I made after a well-earned moment with a cup of tea in my garden yesterday. Come and see:

One of the things I love about nature is that it's very good at providing a surprise of colour and I've tried to replicate that here using Stampin' Up's Summer Silhouettes to stamp the lower flowers in Crushed Curry and a taller one in Strawberry Slush. I embossed everything with clear embossing powder because I'd toyed with the idea of adding the Hardwood background stamp to pull the flowers together. In the end, I changed my mind and grounded the flowers with a little gentle sponging.

The sentiment is a lovely dynamic one from Stampin' Up's brilliant Sassy Salutations set. I liked the way it nestled into the shape I'd created with the flowers - a happy chance!

You can see how I was inspired by this little scene in my garden!

I'll link this card up with Less is More, where the ladies are looking for one layer thank you cards, and the One Layer Simplicity challenge where the theme this month is Fabulous Flowers.

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I'm having a senior moment! The yellow flowers in my photo are cowslips, part of the primula family, but I can't for the life of me remember the name of the pink plant... Can anyone put me out of my misery? The pink one has gone rogue in my garden, seeding itself all over the place. I rather like it when plants do that as it's often a charming surprise, although turning up in the middle of my gravel path is perhaps a little impudent!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Is it a Seedum?

    Love your pretty Spring floral card today Vicky.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. It's called Valerian, you will never be rid of it!!
    Like the card though.
    Linda x

    1. Yes, Valerian! I love it actually and would much rather cut things back than always be struggling to get things to grow! Thanks for jogging my memory Linda. Vicky x

  3. Lovely card Vicky, so summery. You were lucky to be able to sit in your garden yesterday we had storms all day! In between one we had an awning installed so hopefully according to the weather forecast I should get to use it this weekend:)
    Val x

  4. Just as well you know the flower name, I don't have to look it up now, so difficult when you know and can't remember then don't know where to look LOL.

    We have yellow and pink in our garden too, just love the combination and it shows it so well in your beautiful card.

  5. And weren't you inspired! Great card Vicky, Jo x

  6. Your card really made me smile Vicky.. it's SO cheerful!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. So beautiful Vicky, the colours are gorgeous and I agree with your comments on the sentiment... It fits just perfect.
    Thanks for taking part
    Led is more

  8. Gorgeous card! I've got all sorts of stuff in my garden which I haven't planted - gifts from the wind and the birds, I guess, but I'm not complaining! xxx

  9. So pretty. I'm useless at recognising flowers apart from the really obvious ones! x x

  10. Sorry to be so late commenting, this is so pretty Vicki!
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More
    Less is More Designer


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