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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Gems of a Summer Shower

front of card

close-up of image

inside of card

close-ups of various floral elements

'Anything Goes' is the tenth challenge at the Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers forum. It is sometimes more difficult to have an open rather than a specific brief so I was relieved when the Sketch & Stash sketch combined itself with the Pile It On theme of Summer Showers in my imagination & I could see the shape of an umbrella/parasol with a handle in the sketch. Turn the sketch ninety degrees clockwise & there it is with the image sitting beneath. Flipping the sketch over positioned the flowers more suitably for my image. I used teardrop shaped gems for the "handle" & a corner punch with the same shape to further the analogy of raindrops. Imagine the gems as a trickle of water hitting the image panel, splitting into two streams (the glitter) around the panel & joining at the bottom in a final drop (gem). The Stickles Glitter Glue that I used  is quite aptly named "Waterfall". Even the flowers fit the theme for the Summer rain encourages plant growth.

Stamp Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Sitting.
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black (image). Brilliance Galaxy Gold & Mediterranean Blue for inking cardstock edges.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Sakura Stardust Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Waterfall, Golden Rod & Ice Stickles Lemon Ice). 
Cardstock Navy, yellow, blue, pale gold cream Moondust, blue Mirri & gold pearlescent - all from "stash".
Punches Woodware (circle & scalloped circle, flowers), EK Success (corner rounder), Fiskars (ornate corner).
Gems from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers 10 - Anything Goes
Pile It On #23 - Summer Showers! (see above)
Sketch & Stash #37 - sketch (my neglected stash are the Copic Ciaos I'm only now starting to use though they were a Christmas present that I chose myself in October 2009)
Stampalot Challenge June - "Punch It" (all my flowers are made using punches & see Recipe)
Stampin' for the Weekend #40 - Summer/Travel Theme (see above)
The Shabby Tea Room #14 - Summer Fun (see above)


Debbie said...

Very cute ... such pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Lorraine said...

this is totally gorjuss i love it and i think its great how you always decorate the inside too i must do this more often xx

Linda said...

Paula lovely card Hunni. Good luck with all your challenges!!

Danielle Daws said...

She's just beautiful! Your colouring is spectacular! :-)

Sue said...

this is just so pretty,gorgeous image and fabulous colours and so beautifully emebellished:)

thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


brenda said...

Hi Paula

Your card is lovely, such a pretty colour combo, one I think works so well.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x
DT member

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Paula. I love this stamp, and I love the blue and yellow colour combo.
Your colouring is fab too.
Hugs Elaine xx

Di said...

WOW! so pretty and i love your flowers! beautiful card!
Thanks for joining SFTW!
Hugs Di xxx

Andrea M said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with PIO this week! Come back and join us again next week!

SemSee said...

This is so gorgeous Paula! I adore the blue and yellow together. I've always coloured this image with full stockings, but I love the way you've coloured her with stripey socks - I must remember that next time! TFS! Hugs, Sem x

Annie said...

she is gorgeous and I love your layered punched flowers, so pretty!
enjoy your day.
hugs, annie x
PS - been a bad girl and got a few more copics yesterday!!!

Becky said...

What a fab card Paula, I love the colours you chose!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Paula,
This is a very pretty card, I love the layout.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Francesca said...

A fab card , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love how you created your summer showers here. Thanks for playing along with us in the Tea Room this week.

PaulaM said...

Paula - love the image - and your description is just so fun! TFS

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Paula love the blue and yellow together. Good luck with the challenges. Debs xx

Anna said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!