Wednesday 20 May 2015

Sending Sunshine

Evening all.
Well the sun is out at last. The day started off a little damp and cold but is ending on a high.
It's also highly appropriate that Less is More's latest challenge is - Hello Sunchine!
Here is a little card I made earlier when it wasn't sunny.

I should have taken the photo a little earlier when the sun was in, as its made it a bit tricky to photograph, all the gold and shimmer is catching the light, so apologies for the picture quality.
I used my MFT Sunray plate die for the sun and mounted it below a frame cut made by extending a square die. The card has a subtle linen effect that the sun has bleached out in the photo. The sun was cut from some satin yellow card and the background panel is some textured gold card I've had for over 10 years, I'd saved it 'cos it was too special to use but hey, you've got to bite the bullet sometime!
The greeting is from Personnel Impressions and sequins and beads (gold) are from the stash. These were given to me by my late Aunt who used to sew ballroom dance dresses for my cousin Helen and I used them for my daughters dancing costumes far too long ago to think about! Talk about hoarding!
Any way, that's about it for today, hubby is out playing with his toys and today at Chelsea (flower show) is starting soon so better get a wriggle on!

I'm joining in at -
"Less is More"
Theme Week - Hello Sunshine


  1. I love that die and how you used the gold card and sequins!

  2. Wow, you really did shop your stash to make this one, Julie! I think we all have those bits and bobs we keep but don't want to use! Lovely mix of the textured card and papers and I love the scattering of bling, perfect placement.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

  3. This is beautiful Julie! I love the textured gold! :)
    Lizy xx

  4. Just scrumptious Julie. I can feel the heat radiating from that sun with all the glisten and shine on your papers. Simply brilliant.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. Very cheerful and sunny!

  6. I just love that you used that gold card you've had forever cos it's too beautiful to use - don't we all do that :-) This is such a great card. Love the clean design and the stunning golds. Just beautiful. Hugs, Jayne x

  7. Great use of die cuts Julie - I love the gold behind the yellow sunrays, very striking. Love the added sprinkle of sequins too!

  8. This is just gorgeous!
    That panel looks really opulent!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Wow Jules! Lovely bright and sunny creation, gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More

  10. Julie B!!! Just fabulous!!! Congrats!
    =] M

  11. This was the show-stopper at LIM, Jules, and was so deserving of being showcased! I am pinning this stunning work of art!! Hugs, Darnell


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