Yay - for the last two day's Summer has arrived in the UK and we are now sweltering under 30 degree heat. The UK homes don't work well with this heat -we don't have air con and my house is definitely a winter house. But hey - lovely to see the sun and I'm lucky enough to be able to take advantage of it. So today I shall be crafting in the garden.
But before I go I have a few challenges to catch up with. The first is Sam Hammond's Colour Challenge which this week was Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Crushed Curry. You'll find her challenge HERE. As its sunny outside and there are quite a few butterflies flying around my veggies I thought I would use the Papillon Potpourri set. The beautiful rose from Picture Perfect has also been used as the background stamp using Versamark.
The sentiment is from the Shooting Star set. I've popped one of the butterflies up on dimensionals after punching it out with the butterfly pun ch and added a few rhinestones for some sparkle.
I used Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Crushed Curry.
I've used the polymer stamps here and would love to know how to stop them staining when using the Melon Mambo or Watermelon Wonder. I did try stamping with Versamark first and it helped a bit. Any advice gratefully received.
I'm also putting this card in for the Less is More Challenge which is asking for repitition though I think I've put too much on the card and not enough "white" space. Their Challenge is HERE
I had to have another play with the Repetition theme - I just love it. Here I've used the Playful Backgrounds set and the Papillon Potpourri again punched out with the butterfly punch on Designer Series Paper Rich Razzleberry. The stripes have been stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ombre Stamping Pad. The sentiment is from Shooting Star.
I'm also putting this one in for the Addicted to CAS challenge - their theme is Stripes.