Monday, 30 July 2012

Here Comes Summer

Good morning all, it's Monday again and this will be my last post for a bit as I'm off on my long awaited holiday very early on Wednesday morning. It will be a case (or so my hubby thinks!) of climb every mountain (I don't think!) as we're going to Switzerland on one of our favourite lakes and mountains holidays - I'm not a sit on the beach person, I much prefer scenery.
Talking of holidays, we're all taking a break for the month of August over at Make My Monday so this is the last challenge until September. This is mostly because Jacqueline has family commitments and I'd like to wish her well with everything she has to cope with.
The challenge is the last of Mynnette's Colour Wheel Themes and this week it's Split Complimentary Colours and in particular - Yellow, Bright Green and Fuchsia.
I've again used one of the lovely images by our sponsor for July, Priyanka of My Heart Pieces and here's my card:

You might recognise the yellow polka dot paper here as it's actually the piece leftover from making the frame on my beach themed card from last Friday and was the perfect fit for this card - how lucky is that!
I printed the image out 3 times and coloured with Aquamarkers, then cut out and decoupaged various sections for a 3D look. I die cut the main image with a similar shape to the dotty paper.
I next did some DIY washi tape using Stazon inks and the technique from a recent Craft Stamper. I stamped on the tape with a grid stamp and dark brown ink.
I added some fuchsia pink polka dot paper with rounded corners to the card blank and assembled it as you see, adding a stamped butterfly (Hobby Art) and a die cut Polka Doodles sentiment from the Sugarplum Daisy CD, both coloured with Promarkers.

Hoping that you can enter the challenge as you have a whole month to do this and we will be picking the winners at the end of the month.
Have a great week and will see you when I get back, refreshed and hopefully raring to go!
Hugs, Fliss xx  


craftattack said...

Lovely card. Have a great holiday and enjoy Switzerland! Valerie

Suzi B said...

Hi fliss this is delightful the fairy looks serene :)
suzi b xx

Buttons said...

A lovely card here Fliss. Mynnette has pushed us all this month. Thanks for all your support and encouragement this month. It has been a special time working with the team. Thank you also for your paper quilting techniques run-down. I will definitely be giving it a go. Have a wonderful time in Switzerland and don't forget to have a go at yodelling up a mountain!! LOL :) Hugs, Buttons x

Happy Days said...

Gorgeous card. Have a fab holiday.

Claire x

Mynnette said...

I think this is just lovely, Fliss! And don't you just LOVE when a scrap is the perfect size?! It always makes me incredibly happy! ;) Have a wonderful holiday--safe travels! :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great summer colours, the butterfly looks fab.

Brenda Brown said...

Lovely colours Fliss, a really cute card.
Have a wonderful holiday, have fun and enjoy all the scenery.
hugs {brenda} xox

Val said...

This is one cute lady. Really like your take on it.

Have a fabulous holiday in Switzerland, enjoy the time to yourself.


Ephemera said...

Beautiful colours and and lovely central image. Hope you have a fantastic holiday, I'm not a beach person either, love nosing round old ruins and exploring. xx