Tuesday 15 June 2021

A bit dotty

Hello, crafting friends!

Welcome to another glorious day here in the heart of England :) There's a colour challenge starting today at CAS Colours and Sketches and it couldn't match the weather better!

I couldn't wait to use these delicious colours that reminded me of mango sorbet, strawberry daiquiri and sun-drenched mint leaves! Having said that, I went in a different direction and brought out a beautiful flower gifted to me by a lovely friend:

I presented the flower on Uniko's Background Blocks Halftone, stamped in Mango Melody ink directly onto a card base. The flower, from Butterfly Basics by Stampin' Up, was stamped in the Olive ink over the top. I coloured it with coloured pencils which allowed the dots to show through. I liked the texture this gave the leaves and stems but preferred a cleaner look for the flowers, so...

... I stamped the flower again in pale pink ink, coloured the petals and sepals with my coloured pencils and cut them out, glueing them over the top of the originals. To finish, I stamped a retired sentiment in the space under the flower.

So now it's your turn - and who wouldn't enjoy playing with these uplifting colours? Come on over to the CAS Colours and Sketches blog where the team and this month's special guest, Deborah Wheeler, are waiting to inspire you. You'll find the Linky Tool there too so  that you can upload your own creation. I can't wait to see your take on these colours - but don't forget to keep it clean and simple!

I'm linking this card up with CAS on Friday where the theme is Flowers; and The Flower Challenge, where the challenge is clean and simple.

Right, who's joining me for a strawberry daiquiri?!

Sending hugs,


  1. This is a wonderful card! Love the flowers!


  2. I'm always up for a strawberry daiquiri! Fab idea to use the mango for your background - it's so vibrant. Love it! Deborah x

  3. A beautiful colour combo Vicky,love the depth of colour in the flower heads

  4. OH! So beautiful Vicky, love the colour mix and the halftone effect.
    As for a strawberry daiquiri, I've never tasted a daiquiri in any flavour, BUT, that doesn't mean I won't try it, tell me when to join you :D
    Faith x

  5. This card is hot like our weather - no complaints from me though! I absolutely love that background stamp - so clever the way it creates a 'frame' and adds texture-like detail. Fabulous!

  6. A really great mix of colours and a really super card and design.

    Kath x

  7. I love that you stamped onto of the background and just fussy cut the flowers, it looks amazing. I have that stamp and really haven't used it much so perhaps you have inspired me, thank you xx

  8. Beautiful sunny Summer colors, Vicky. Love the faded out dots background colored with the pretty orange shade. So cool how you colored the pretty flowers with colored pencils and let the leaf dots show thru. TFS your beauty, my friend. Enjoy your warm and sunny weather. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  9. So pretty, Vicky. I'll join you for either a strawberry or mango daiquiri xoxo

  10. Your card is very striking, Vicky, love the effect of the leaves over the halftone dots. Thanks for joining us at CAS on Friday. Cheers, Kerry

  11. Beautiful card, Vicky. I love the spotty background; it just adds that special touch. Gorgeous flower and I love the placement of your sentiment. All in all, a clean and simple but very effective creation x

  12. Such a beautiful card Vicly, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx


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