Friday, July 06, 2018

Summer Succulents

Howe are you this hot and sunny Friday?  As I don't have much to do today other than  keeping an eye on the happenings at Wimbledon (some very unexpected results this time!) while doing a bit of crafting I plan to stay close to my lovely Dyson fan as much as possible!  And drink plenty of Greek-style Nescafe Frappe!
 This week is an Elemental Inspiration challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers and our lovely Enfys chose a wonderfully Summery mood-board to get us crafting with. You need to choose a minimum of 3 'elements' from the picture to use on your card.
Here's the mood-board we're using this time;
I couldn't resist using the colour palette as I love yellow but don't often craft with it. Then  I decided to use the succulents in the flower bouquet and the pattern of circles on the centre left of the picture.


I started by using inks and pens and a Crafter's Workshop Mini Swiss Dots stencil to create the background - my interpretation of the patterned circles.  I used various grey pro-markers, plus a few different yellow inks to colour the dots.  There's a bit of oink on the mood-board in the flowers on the lower left box, so I added in some pinks to the mix
The stencilled panel was matted onto the same green Bazzill card used for the leaves and succulents
The succulents are made with die cuts (info below) and the roses are hand rolled.
The gorgeous leaves and the border design are also die cut
Once I'd decided on the arrangement I glued everything in place and added a bow to the bottom.  Originally I used a pink bow, but at the last minute (about 10 minutes before the challenge went 'live'!) I decided yellow would look better so did a quick change.
Isn't this leaf die cut beautiful?  It's quite big, so I cut off and used only parts of it to back my bouquet. 
 Mini Swiss Dots 6x6 stencil by The Crafter's Workshop

Shapeabilities Etched Dies

Shapeabilities Etched Dies 

That's all for today, I loved making the little succulent plants for this card and I always enjoy making rolled roses - they are so quick and easy!  Thank you for coming by, I hope you'll join in with our challenge this week, I'd love to see what you come up with

Happy Crafting



Cathy Clowes said...

Stunning card Kathy, the succulents are wonderful. I am enjoying Wimbledon too 😊 Cathy x

Dawn said...

What a fabulous card. So pretty. I love your succulents. I have lots of these plants in my house as they are the only ones I can keep alive. xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussssss Kathy

gr karin

Sylvia Ames said...

Super card, fabulous bouquet with the lovely succulents and beautiful yellow ribbon.

Sylv xx

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, lovely succulent bouquet - that die works really well for a succulent as well as a more traditional flower!

Laine said...

Such pretty detail and design!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. Those flowers are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Janet Packer said...

Fabulous card Kathy - LOVE those succulents!

Kate M said...

Beautiful interpretation of the mood board, super colour cobination of rich yellows and greens,love the die cut lkeaves and your spiral rolled roses are beautiful!.

Shabneez said...

Gorgeous bouquet of succulents and paper roses Kathy - fits the challenge perfectly! Shabneez x