Friday 18 March 2011

Phindy's #47 Hot Summer Garden

It's Friday once more and that means yet another great challenge over at Phindy's Place. This week the theme is 'Hot Stuff or Warm Colours or Sunshine', so there is a lot to go at there & you can interpret this how you like. Don't forget, if you use one of Phindy's fab images you can enter your card twice to double your chances of winning.

For my DT card I went for a hot summer's day using the image 'Love Flutterby' to show a young girl in amongst the flowers of her garden. I hope you are picking up an outdoors-y vibe with this one! LOL.  I coloured the whole image with Promarkers. Yes, I tried out another twisted easel card, this time using a different colour top to the base (I am not always conventional, LOL) and I am sure you will agree, there is no way I could enter this particular card into a CAS challenge!!!

For the upper element of the card I used a very 'hectic' flower print as the main dp, then following the lovely sketch over at CLP I added her a couple of green card 'lawns' (one with embossed grass which I think you should be able to just see) and also an embossed 'flower bed' of yellow card. For the circular element of the sketch I used a Fiskars punch, cutting out the centre and then added a selection of different sized flowers from my new Woodware floral punch, some cut simply from coloured card though others were punched from white card and coloured with Promarkers for variation. To add further variety, I added glossy accents to the centre of some whilst tiny punched centres to the rest. The Cabbage White Butterfly, (or as near as I could make him colourwise), is one of Martha Stewart's of course but I gave him a red beaded body and wire antenna and a good spritz of sparkle.

For the lower element of the easel I saw a mainly 'lawned' area with another yellow flower bed, this time with a scattering trail of flowers to the sentiment, another of Paulettes's over at TLC.

I hope you will be able to play along with us at Phindy's Place this week and we look forward to seeing your creations.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for:
CLP - design layout
Creative Inspirations - easel cards
Gingerloft - use those flowers
Paper Crafting Journey - up in the air (butterflies)
Creative Cottage - spring has sprung
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Spring inspired (colours/image/flowers)
Stampman - Mother's Day or floral (plenty of flowers on this one!)
My Partner In Crafting Crime - retro cool (this young miss looks to have stepped right out of the 1950's with her 'Doris Day' outfit! LOL)
Simon Says - happy birthday.


  1. this is so sweet! lovely card!

  2. This is gorgeous, Tine! I really love the soft yellow color scheme you used for her clothes and of course the whole card just screams spring,it's lovely!

  3. This is adorable Tine, love the image and your design. Gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations in our easel card challenge. Good luck.
    Suzi x

  4. Incredibly pretty card and such lovely spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

  5. This is beautiful Tine! Love the bed of flowers cascading down the lower half, so pretty and fun and springy! Beautifully colored as usual.

  6. Fabulous creation. The colouring is gorgeous and I love all the fun little flowers.

  7. What a gorgeous image and colouring! Love your path of flowers!! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

  8. fantastic twisted easel card Tine, love that image too
    Mina xxx

  9. What a cute card :o)

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week


  10. Cute card. That is a sweet image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at GingerLoft Challenges! :) Gale

  11. What a lovely spring-card! THe colours are so nice and so is your colouring...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  12. Wow gorgeous creation, love the image and your colouring is fantastic.

    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage and good luck
    Anne x

  13. Oh wow Christine thats one fabulous card, love the bright colour choice to. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

  14. What a stunning card, love the background you created for your image and great use fof that challenging sketch!


  15. this is just gorgoues hun adore that image,and gorgeous colurs on this too,thanks for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  16. Such a wonderful card and your coloring-LOVE it!!!

  17. Wow, this is beautiful, thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Creative Inspirations this week,

  18. Hi Christine, such lovely spring colors on your card. The image is so pretty and so is your coloring. A wonderful take on the CLP Sketch challenge this month, thanks for joining us.

  19. a really pretty the image :0)..thanks for joining us at WNW...hugs Debs x