Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Warm Summer Days

Good afternoon,

The theme at By the Cute and Girly this month is "Warm Summer Days".


Butterflies and flowers always represent summer for me and I've used both in my card.
The flower and butterlfy stamps are from Crafty Individuals (sets CI - 207 and CI - 226) and the sentiment is also from Crafty Individuals.
I stamped the images using Tim Holtz distress ink "Walnut Stain". I stamped over a large area on a piece of cream cardstock and then chose the section I thought look best to cut with an oval nestability. I sponged on Tim Holtz distres inks "Dried Marigold" and "Spiced Marmalade". I painted in some of the flowers with "Spiced Marmalade" and then added some "Heirloom Gold" perfect pearls (although this doesn't show on the picture).
The punched butterfly uses an X-cut punch, and the top butterfly has been run through a script Cuttlebug folder. The sentiment has been punched out using Stampin Up! oval punches.
Thank you for taking a look at my card.
Hugs, Clare xx

24 comments:

kathleen said...

Beautiful Clare very summery.

Kathleen x

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Clare. I like that butterfly punch - i've got the MS one, but it isn't as sharp as yours looks.
Love LizCx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare, thats a fabulous stamp, love the way it looks so real, and I love what youve done with the background. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Clare.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sally H said...

Oh wow! That is so stunning! Love everything about it!

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Clare. I love the colours you've used. This card is really summery.

Kat xx

Kerri said...

Your sponging is just gorgeous! Beautiful colors!

angelwhispers said...

This is stunning Claire!!

Love the colours you have used they look fabulous and the stamped image is perfect. The added butterfly really finishes it off beautifully Chanelle xx

brenda said...

Hi Clare

Beautiufl card, it certainly does have a feel of warm summer days, the oval radiates sunshine.

B x

Donna said...

Stunning card Clare, love the hot colours you have used...very appropriate for the weather we have had recently lol! :) Donna x

lisa said...

I can feel the warmth coming out of your card from here, Clare. It's lovely. That punched butterfly is just beautiful, I shall be adding that to my wish list!!
Hugs Lisax

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Clare, makes a great focal point!
Clairex

gerslittlesnippets said...

Fabulous card. Great colours.
Thank you for joining the BTC&G challenge this month.
geraldine

Marion said...

Wow Clare, This is fabulous. Love that colour scheme.
Marion

Francesca said...

This is beautiful, I love the image
Hugs
Francesca

Jacilynn said...

soo cute. I love that butterfuly. gorgeous card Clare!
x

itsabrt said...

Oh my gosh this is so striking! The colors just pop off the white backdrop. Beth

steph said...

Aww that is sooo pretty! Love the colour! x

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Clare! This is gorgeous and perfect for this challenge!!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

Mandy said...

Hi Clare,
This is stunning... I love how you have done the background and the flowers and butterlies are gorgeous..A really summery card....
Mandy xx

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
your card screams summer sunset you have made it just right x
hugs
Suzie qxz

Hannapanna said...

This is just gorgeous. Love that image and the colours are divine. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

Juls said...

so gorgeous and striking! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Crafty Tam said...

Wow, this is stunning xxx