Boho Blossoms, Builder Bird, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Hello Doily, Language of Friendship, Print Poetry, Random Crafts, Washi tape

ATC swap… July … Summer

Today I went back to work after about 7 weeks off sick. I can’t say that I was looking forward to getting in but my team made it easy for me to adjust to work again.

Anyway… As back at work I have a catch up post for you!

Last month I shared with you my Birds ATC’s made for a swap amongst friends… This months theme is Summer … And although the swap was for July I actually made these in June as I enjoyed making the June ones so much I was inspired!

I started in much the same fashion, with using a playing card as a template onto watercolour paper, and some watercolour paints… But this time a sunny yellow sun!

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… Well ok, more of a sunny yellow corner!!!

As I was doing this, I was losing confidence in my watercolouring skills … Mainly due to the tools I had to hand, so when I got back to my desk, I grabbed stamps instead!

Out came the fabulous hello Doily stamp, and some Daffodil Delight ink… And a pretty patterned sun was born!

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I added the random summer word stamping along the bottom in the Calypso Coral and cut out the little topper.

Next to think about a base. I decided on this fabulous Gumball Green patterned paper from Print Poetry DSP stack which I have had for a while and not touched!

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I thought the addition of the washi tape also added a little more to the topper. Then to choose the feature. Well flowers are always fun, but though rather than plumping for my current favourite flowers … Petite petals … I would use the ones from Language of Friendship with the Boho Blossoms punch as I rarely use these and they are cute. I also punched the leaves with the Builder Bird punch.

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I finished off with a dot of stickles for the flowers and then mounted them onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock and rounded the corners (& of course added the ATC stamp on the back for the title).

The next months theme is time so going to try different techniques this month… No watercolour paper in sight!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Blooming Marvellous, Builder Bird, Butterfly, Language of Friendship, Petite Petals, Ribbons, small flower punch

Wreath of loveliness!

I spotted this lovely little wreath in Hobbycraft and decided it would look fab with some flowers added and last night decided it was time to do this!

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With coordinating stamps and punches this is such an easy transformation and a few little pearls and some ribbon and jobs a good un!

Stamps used:
Language of Friendship
Petite Petals
Blooming Marvellous

Punches used:
Builder Bird
Small flower
Small butterfly

Inks used:
Crisp Canteloupe
Calypso Coral
Poppy Parade
Certainly Celery

Happy crafting!

Catherine