Wednesday 5 July 2017

Lazy Days of Summer?

 Hi Everyone,

It's been a rather warm summer day here but not lazy.  Does anyone have a proper lazy day these days I wonder.  We all seem to rush about cramming as much into each day as possible, lol!  Anyway, after a 'steady' day of bits of housework and a fair amount of crafting in my really hot conservatory/craftroom I stupidly fell asleep after my tea and didn't wake up till after 11 pm!  Needless to say I am now wide awake and heaven knows what time I will be ready to sleep again now.  Whenever that happens and I ask why OH didn't wake me up earlier he says 'You didn't tell me to.'!  Duh!!!

Anyway,  as I'm not going to the Land of Nod anytime soon I thought I'd share what I've been making this week. 

This is the first card I've made with my recently purchased Kay Carley stamps (for PaperArtsy).  I do love the pretty, delicate way Kay interprets flowers.  
I created a soft background by pressing Distress Oxide inks onto my craftmat and spritzing with plenty of water.  I then dipped matt coated card into the inks and then dried with my heat tool.  I was pleased to get the nice soft shades that I wanted.  I then did a little background stamping with the Oxides.

Next I stamped the flowers, some with green shades of Archival Inks and some with black and the lilac coloured ones were inked with green for the stems and lilac for the flowers.  I painted some of the flowers with Fresco Finish paint and finally added touches of white paint using a fine embossing ball tool and a bit of Stickles bling.
Mounted onto co-ordinating pearl card and finally onto the card base I had a lovely dainty summery card.

I'll be back later with a project which should have been completed 2 years ago!  I hope you have time to drop by again.

Lesley  Xx


Helen said...

this is such a beautiful card! Oxides are perfect for Kay's gorgeous flower stamps.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Lesley! The background is perfect for those stamps

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the soft shades you have created in the background, oxides are great for crisp, matte stamping too x

Aquarius said...

Lovely delicate effect with the Oxides and such a wonderful stamp set - just when I'd resolved not to buy any more!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the softness of the colours in the background on this stunning card Lesley and the beautiful Kay Carley stamps you've used.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

Words and Pictures said...

You've achieved such pretty pastel shades with the Oxides - the chalky look works so well with Kay's gorgeous florals.
Alison x

UplayOnline said...

The background is perfect for those stamps