Saturday, 28 August 2010

Allsorts Challenge - inspired by a garden or park

When I got back from holiday I decided to treat myself to a couple of cute stamps from Sugar Nellie. I saw this one used on a card in a recent challenge and instantly fell in love with it. It's called Searching by Kathy Hare. I'd stamped it in Versafine sepia and watercoloured the image with distress inks. When I saw the Allsorts challenge this morning I thought it would be perfect! Their sponsors this week are one stop cardcrafts. I teamed it up with some very old papers from my stash - a Bitty Scrap pad called windswept from provocraft. I just love the blues and greens on this pad. they go so well with the distress ink colours.

My easel card was finished with punched flowers, some rainbow drops (Crafty Notions) die cut flourishes (Marianne designs) and some sticky ribbon.
Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!


HappyCrafter said...

What a beautiful card, that image is very sweet, and I love the flourishes.

Jules said...

Hi Sal

A great creation.

Love your layout and cool colour choices.

Those flourishes are the perfect finishing touch.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

wonderful choice in papers and layout.

Kay Carley said...

What a lovely card Sally and just love those die cut flourishes!! xx

Cath Wilson said...

Great papers there and a big change for you. Very cute image. DIs are lovely to colour with, aren't they?

Mummylade said...

this is just lovely! I'm so glad you joined my garden challenge at Allsorts this week, good luck!

lisa said...

Another gorgeous Easel card. . I love the colours and swirls on this one, they look great with that beautiful image.
I wish you could have made it to the workshops too, you and Meg would have loved them, they were a lot of fun.
Hugs Lisax

Lynne K said...

Definitely a perfect image for the theme, and those papers do go with it so well. I think I've got some of the same papers stashed away somewhere, and yes, they are very old! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Sally I love the colours and that image looks so serene and peaceful.
Lorraine x

craftimamma said...

I can see why you like these papers Sally, the colours are great and perfect for your lovely image. I really like those delicate swirls and your little punched flowers co-ordinate perfectly with the backing paper.

Lesley Xx

brenda said...

Hi Sally

A really super card, great umage adn an easel card so of course I love.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x