Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Summer By The Sea


Here I am posting again this week, doesn't happen often (certainly not as often as I would like).

I had a great day today catching up with some wonderful crafting friends that I haven't seen for a couple of months due to the recent school holidays.

I usually pack a tub full of papers and images to work on but today I forgot my images and had to think on the spot and come up with something using a stamp set I borrowed from my friend. There is something about getting together as a group to craft that really does get the creative ideas flowing.

My friend Shannean is a SU demonstator and has a fabulous collection of stamps sets that I set about pawing through till I found one that inspired me.

It's an old stamp set called "Summer By The Sea" from way back in 2004.

Papers (which I think are retired now) are also from Stampin' Up! called Elegant Soiree.
Cardstock is Soft Suede from Stampin' Up!

Image and sentiment have been stamped with Stampin' Up! Soft Suede ink on to Very Vanilla carstock and distressed with the Soft Suede ink.
(sentiment reads "Joy is not in things, it is in us.")

 I created the flower using the same paper and distressing the edges of the petals with the Soft Suede ink too.

I'm not sure if you can pick it up in the photo but the whole card has been spritzed with a homemade shimmer mix made by Shannean.

I would like to enter my card in to the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today!!

Michelle :o)


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous .. the stamp is fabulous and the colours so pretty
Lisa x
Hope you are well.. and i wish we could craft together one day

Lisa M said...

Michelle this is a truly beautiful and romantic card. You've picked exceptional colors that compliment your amazing image so well. I love the skewed paper behind the main image too. gorgeous flowers and ribbon. This is really, really beautiful. :)

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Michelle...I love that stamp and gorgeous papers..love your flower and swirl, all so very pretty.


Marjo said...

Fantastic card, thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too & Paper Creations Ink.

xoxo Marjo

Karen Hasheck said...

Lovely card for our Love/Romance challenge! I have this set and it is still one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Paper Creations Ink.

Shirley-anne said...

Amazing creation ! love it all just oozes serenity

Sandy said...

I love this set of stamps, love the sketched images, your card is lovely, fab colours and love the flower and flourish,
Thanks also for your concern for Adrian, he is improving a little each day, he ventured out to the front verandah today, I think he is getting pretty bored just sleeping and watching tv, still in a fair bit of pain too,

Anonymous said...

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Jenn Borjeson said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

Michele said...

such a charming and romantic piece! thank you for joining the "romance is in the air" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

Beautiful piece and I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad...