Wednesday, 8 May 2013

It's Summertime....

 Though it is actually raining again today lol. It's the wonderful Carol's turn to pick the theme this week at Stampotique, and she's gone with Summertime. Well I think we all need a bit of this.

 "I love the summer time. I love to spend time outdoors especially in the garden where you can sit surrounded by the sights and colours of summer. I used this as my thoughts for this weeks challenge. Whether its the bright summer colours that inspire you, the flowers or just the general lazy feeling you can get from an afternoon in the garden, take this summer and make it into your own work of art.  Carol x
I started with a 6x6 piece of chipboard and coloured with lots of Pan Pastels, straight from the pan, and through stencils.
Next came the Vintage Script stamped in plum archival.
Abstract Foliage has been stamped and embossed in kaleidoscope embossing powder, and Medium Bee has been stamped onto the board and also onto acetate.
The words are computer generated (thanks Chris) and printed onto Safmat.
I'm really enjoying making these boards, and I get to keep them all together 'cos they are from a board scrapbook and so will be ring bound together when they are all done.
Please join us in pursuit of Summertime and you could be the lucky winner of a $30 gift certificate from Stampotique.
I'm also entering this into the 
Country View Crafts challenge - how does your garden grow  - and
Fashionable Stamping anything goes.
Thanks very much for looking x 


  1. great job with this. love your background!

  2. Beautiful piece, love the background. It's summer time? That's why I got home yesterday looking like a drowned rat! Valerie

  3. Fantastic piece of artwork--love the colours. I saw your bee and remembered that I have that stamp so now I want to use it lol

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. This is fab Sue! Love those colours x

  5. Stunning background, sue! This is a beautiful project!

  6. Gorgeous summer bright colours and design

  7. That's a gorgeous hanging in great colors. Love the bees. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  8. Lovely work Sue, hope the sun is still shining for you today xx

  9. gorgeous background, love the colors! Groetjes Karin x

  10. What a BEEautiful piece :P Sorry I just can't help myself with the puns

  11. Fabulous hot summertime colours - wow!
    Alison x

  12. A wonderful board Sue full of gorgeous, vibrant odours. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Country View Challenges.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

  13. Woops just seen you entered this at FSC too. Thanks for sharing with us Sue.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  14. Love how you created this background, Sue! You "sentiment" is also one of my favorites. I can't say it...must sing it!

  15. Love how you created this background, Sue! You "sentiment" is also one of my favorites. I can't say it...must sing it!

  16. When I first saw this I thought you'd made a bag!!

    Great colours and very summery, but unfortunately just not here!!

    Sam xxx

  17. Sue, this is so perfect for Summer fun! Love that background! Thank you for joining us at FSC.


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