Monday, 25 August 2014

Live In The Moment

Hello everyone from a very wet, windy and dull Sussex with typical Bank Holiday weather! Perfect you might say for crafting and I'm here at last with my inspiration for the new challenge today over at Make My Monday with hostess Jacqueline's theme choice of TAGS AND TOPPERS.

I had a bit of mojo lacking the last few days and must have started this one about 5 times before finally managing to come up with something which I hope you like. It's a nature inspired creation made with some bargain Tim Holtz stamps I picked up when we went on our family holiday to Kent just before Easter (the weather was warmer and better then than it is now too!!!)

I made the background paper by inking up a piece of card with Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress inks using an ink applicator. I then stamped on the wild flowers from CMS001 Nature's Moments with VersaFine Spanish Moss and Majestic Blue. I then stamped on the quote with the blue ink on the side.
I coloured my manila tag using Tim's Distress easy inking technique with Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress inks. I stamped on the wild flowers using the green ink and some second generation stamping for an ethereal look in the background. I tied a scrap of chiffon ribbon through the hole at the top.
I stamped my favourite Kaisercraft butterfly with black ink and the painted it with Ripe Persimmon and Barn Door Distress inks using a damp brush. I cut the image out and added it to the card with my tag.

Have a great day whatever the weather wherever you are and see you again soon.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:

Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Goes With A Sentiment
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful card, love the sunny colours and the meadow flowers, something I enjoy here everyday on my walks! Have a good week, hugs, Valerie

  2. Lovely card Fliss, like the colours and the pretty stamps and I love the wording

  3. This has a wonderful Summery glow to it, Fliss, which is just what we need on a rainy Bank Holiday Monday! Well done on getting bargain Tim.

  4. It is indeed a typical bank holiday and exactly the same here, could almost be tempted to switch the hearing on.

    Lovely inky creation Fliss and at least that has lots of summertime in it.

    B x

  5. Brilliant card love the stamps and colours are gorgeous.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  6. Beautiful colors on your card, Fliss. Love the card.
    Thank you for playing at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  7. This is a beauty the tag added to all the stamping and the bright colours.hope mr mojo behaves himself for you.Hugs Debbie x

  8. Beautiful card with a great sentiment!

  9. Prefect sentiment for your card. Lovely colours and theme. Thank you for joining us at Come and get It this week. Judy DT

  10. This is gorgeous Fliss, beautiful colours and a very pretty sentiment - Jacqueline xx

  11. This is beautiful Fliss! I love this set of stamps, & your colours are wonderful!
    Alison x

  12. Wonderful card - lovely, colorful and with such a great saying too!!

  13. Beautiful inky colours and perfect stamping. I love the sentiment and overall, this is beautiful.

  14. Absolutely gorgeous, a lovely summer meadow! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  15. Wow, Fliss! A stunning card, with wonderful colours! So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!


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Fliss xx