Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Sunshine and Flowers

Good afternoon dear blogging friends...from another bleak West Yorkshire. I hope the sun is shining wherever you are.
Today I have a card for a Sketch Challenge at Flourishes...
I have used Flourish stamps from 'Cherry Blossoms' and 'Hydrangea' sets, stamped onto Spellbinders 'Fleur De Lis Rectangles' then sponged with spiced marmalade distress ink. I used a circle punch to create my sun, then sponged over it. My papers are from Boho Chic. I also matted with some iridescent vellum. The border die is Spellbinders 'Persian Accents' to which I have added a strip of white sequins, white spot organza ribbon with bow and a sprinkling of peach pearls.


Ingredients...
Flourishes Stamp Sets - 'Cherry Blossoms' and 'Hydrangea'
Spellbinders - 'Persian Accents' and 'Fleur De Lis Rectangles
Distress ink - Spiced Marmalade
Papers - Boho Chic and Iridescent Vellum
Ribbon - White Spot Organza
Peach 2mm Pearls

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenge...

Thank you for stopping by xx


34 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Sasha great colour choice

jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beuatiful card Sasha and a lovely colour combination..love the stamps you have used.
Its still raining down here in Somerset....

Anne

Sue said...

Sasha,you card is so elegant.Love the border.
We have had a bit of sun now rain :(
Hugs Sue xx

Elaine said...

What a Stunning , beautiful creation Sasha, oh you do this so well !, each of your cards looks so fresh and neat and so pretty, well done Hugs Elaine

Pauline said...

Wonderfully warm and sunny! Love the delicate sponging in these fab inks, and beautiful die cuts, gorgeous!
Nope still dark horrid and grey and wet here!

Mary J said...

Gorgeous, Sasha! The mono is so beautiful and the sponging so lovely!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my stars, this is beautiful, Sasha! GORGEOUS colors and embellies! Thanks so much for playing along with Flourishes!

Valerie said...

What a sunny card Sasha and the Persian accent border is gorgeous! You do these layered cards so brilliantly:) I've forgotten what the sun looks like but we haven't had the extremes that you have.
Wouldn't it be lovely to sit in the garden with a little drink and enjoy the flowers?
Val x

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Sasha and in such a lovely summery colour too :) Viv xx

Stella said...

A gorgeous take on the sketchand the summer-y look of your card made me msile. Elegant as usual:)
The patterend paper and the way you inked the around the sentiment and flower stamp is lovely. Gorgeou card!
XX

its chilly here too; where did summer and sunshine go?

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Wonderful card and wonderful clors. gGorgeous Sasha.
Lovely greet Marja

ChristineCreations said...

This is beautiful! I love the elegance, the colors, the soft organza ribbon tabs, such a cheerful lovely card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Flourishes!

Marie said...

Simply delightful color palette, Sasha. Love the "sun"!

kathi17 said...

Your card is so pretty and sunny Sasha. I love all the details you put into it.
I sure hope your weather clears before summer is over. I imagine that your summers are short there like ours are here. We had two months of bad weather, but I think summer has finally arrived in the last week or so.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So cheerful and darling. The fancy lattice edging is wonderful, very pretty. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Sketch challenge.

Shannon White said...

So PRetty Sasha! Love the Wonderful buttery shade of yellow you chose! And really Love the lacy borders and Wonderful sentiment too! 8-)

Gibmiss said...

Hello Sasha
Stunning creation.... Gorgeous love the colours..... Fab....
Hugs sylvie xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I think we could all do with a week or two of proper sunshine now Sasha but your card is certainly bringing a bit of sunshine into our lives! I love these golden colours and I like the touches of sparkle in your design too. Vicky x

sheila said...

Hmmmmm-hmmmmm,....where do I start? Lovely color choice! The sequins look fantastic...have never thought to use them but see them all the time in the clearance bins. And I like how you use all the elements and sizes of your die sets.

Chris said...

What a beautiful, elegant card, Sasha. I love the colours and that border is another on my wishlist! :)

Katina said...

Absolutely beautiful Sasha! Gorgeous colours and so elegant.
xx

Beate said...

Oh Sasha, your card is stunning! Beautiful take on the sketch!
HUGS and smiles

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous card Sasha, love the die cut mats and your choice of colour, it is such a pretty card, Gay xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Well this is pure sunshine Sasha! :) Beautiful card, love your dies and that colour scheme is so pretty :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Greta said...

Wow--this is just gorgeous!

~Tammy~ said...

So gorgeous and elegant!

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful bright card, Sasha! Love your die cuts!

Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful Sasha , as always so elegant, love your work xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Don't know how I missed this Sasha - it's beautiful = love the colour and the dies you have used.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card with a wonderful sentiment. thank you for joining us at SCH this week.
Yvonne

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful Sasha ... those dies are lovely and your colour choice really warms me ... it's cold and wet here ... hope you are having better weather

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing combination, a really sunny card!

Patti P. said...

Love the beautiful sunshine color of your card and the lacey frame and border is gorgeous. So glad you could share it at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti SCH/DT

Joan Ervin said...

What a great sketch, Sasha, and I love the lacy border die you used....absolutely gorgeous design!!!!