Saturday 27 August 2016

Another Swindon purchase!

Morning all. After a gorgeous end to the week yesterday, the Bank Holiday weekend looks a bit patchy, weatherwise. Never mind the latest challenge at Fantasy Stampers should cheer you up it's -


Simples, just use a traditional stamp to create a project in the colours of summer! You've got a whole fortnight to enter, so get your thinking caps on. Here is my inspiration for you.

This was made using a purchase from the craft shop, Snazzy's, some of us met up in before the HLS retreat in Swindon last month. I saw them and couldn't resist, along with a few others I might add!
They are a multilayered stamp that build up the dimension with each successive layer and this is their first outing so perfect for Darnell's 7th NEBUS Challenge which starts today. I used a range of yellow DI's including, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Scattered Straw, I think for the flower heads and Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron for the leaves.
The greeting was a Wplus9 stamp and a die cut courtesy of  Sarah (Sazzle Dazzle) who loaned me a couple of her word dies while we were on retreat, not sure of the make. I cut quite a few in white so this was coloured with a black Copic marker for this. It was great that a lot of the girls brought their favourite stash as well as their Snazzy's purchases, with them and were very happy for us to borrow, so thanks Sarah. The background between the flowers was also coloured using a couple of Copic markers before the panel was cut using a MFT stitched rectangle and placed on a white base card. A few dew drops were added as a final touch.
OK, that's it for me, please check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration and join us.

I'd like to join in over at -

      It's Almost Here!

I thought of Vincent - Don McClean, first as it's about Van Gogh and he painted Sunflowers!
However, the song title that really matches is, Sunflower - Lenny Kravitz.


  1. This is a total stunner Julie! A wonderful purchase from snazzy's and I'd never have thought of using distress inks for layering images but they look beautiful here. Thanks for the shout out too! It's a Simon says stamp word die!!! Oooh and thanks for playing along at uniko with this one too and a great song inspiration! Sarah x

  2. A great card Julie and a perfect for your song inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Uniko Studio this week.

  3. This is really lovely Julie and I can see you getting great value from those stamps, the dimension is amazing xx

  4. Prachtige kaart Julie prachtige bloemen
    Groetjes Gerrie

  5. Wow, Jules, excellent job with the layered dimensional stamping! Your sunflowers are so warm and real-looking!! I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to check out Snazzy's in Swindon, but then again, it's prolly just as well I didn't end up with even more NBUS! Thank you so much for playing in Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

  6. I just loved all the swapping and borrowing of our stash in Swindon. What a great weekend it was - miss you! I love the sunshiney sunflowers. Gorgeous colours! xx

  7. Wonderful depth with your layered blooms. Full of warmth and cheer! X

  8. Beautiful stamping and such a happy cheerful card. Lovely song choice too. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge & my apologies for commenting SO late. Hugs Bev x


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