Friday, 6 July 2012

It's Still Summer

Another summer card for a few challenges.  One of the challenges is to use a colour that reminds you of summer.  There are lots of summery colours that I love so I thought that I would ask my daughter,26, what colour she would pick and straight away she said orange.  I said that orange is an autumn colour but she said that was more of a rusty orange and not the bright orange that she wanted. After her choosing the paper and the markers for the flowers I thought that it would be too much but it turned out ok in the end.  Phew!!  So the challenges are

Squigglefly #26  a colour that reminds you of summer

Papertake Weekly  Anything goes

Crafty Sentiments Designs  Summertime

Catch the Bug  Summer

Penny Black and More  Summer Blooms

Allsorts #161  In bloom

I've used the same layout as I did for yesterday's card.  The paper was just a white and orange gingham but because of the size of the squares it was too open.  I used a ProMarker with a fine nib and drew lines to cut the the white squares into 4 and I think that it's much better 

A close up of the flowers to show the dimension and the shading

A view of the complete topper

I very lightly inked the edges of the ribbon but it doesn't show up so good in the photo

Materials used

Blooms digi stamp from Squigglefly
Paper from Polka Doodles
Classic and scalloped Nestabilities dies
Memento ink pad
3D gel from Pinflair
Peeloff sentiment


  1. Your card is delightful and I think your daughter is spot on with the colours.

    Thanks you for sharing with us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More, although I'm afraid it's not eligible for the latter as digi images are not allowed.

    But there is still plenty of time to join in with another piece of your lovely work.

    B x

    1. Sorry about that, Brenda. I know that digis aren't allowed I think I just got carried away looking at summer and flowers! Do you want me to remove it?
      Thanks for your lovely comments :)

      Margaret xx

  2. Fabulous card thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  3. It's fine left Margaret, at least that way people will still get to take a look.

    Hope you will still join in again though.

    B x

  4. Margaret this is a beautiful card. I love the coloring you did on the flowers and the dimension is fantastic! thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  5. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Catch the Bug this week!

  6. What a lovely , elegant card its gorgeous well done. I like how you have decoupaged the main image its super well done Hugs Elaine

  7. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Summer challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments! Gemma :)

  8. WOW, this is stunning, just love the way you did the flowers, soft, subtle, yet it pops put!!!
    Thanks for joining us over at Squigglefly, love having you.........:))
    lotsa luv

  9. Absolutely love this card and the image (although just found out it's discontinued!) Fantastic idea and job with how you adjusted the paper. Very creative! Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week!

  10. Gorgeous, GORGEOUS card. I love the layering on your flowers and that gingham background is wonderful. The design is just sensational. Very lucky recipient to receive this card. :)

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent with us at Squigglefly.
    Lisa xx

  11. A very beautiful card. Great job on the paper, it looks like it came that way. Thanks for joining us over at Squigglefly.

  12. Fabulous card .. thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week for our summertime challenge
    Lisa x

  13. Gorgeous card beautifully coloured.
    Thank you for joining the summer blooms challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x