Saturday, 30 April 2011

Summertime Fun Combo

Ok, so we've had a few days of nice weather (which is probably all we are going to get all summer) so it may be premature for me to be in full 'summer mode' (but that hasn't stopped me!)

This week at 2 Sisters the theme is Mothers, and we're sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.  I'm really getting into creating scenes on my cards now, rather than an isolated image, and I am therefore always on the lookout for versatile background stamps that I can use with different foreground images. 

When I saw this Summer Laundry Line at The Stamping Boutique, I couldn't resist it, because immediately this little Stamp Fairy image of Patsy Beachtime popped into my head, although I can see that I'll be using this background image again and again as it is so colourful and fun, and would be OK on it's own in a 'wish you were here' kind of card! 

I've used lots of paper layers, mostly from Summertime Designs (even more of a 'summer' theme here!) and therefore kept the embellishments to a minimum, with a few flat backed latte coloured pearls and flowers.  I've been inspired to decorate the inside of the card lately, but on this attempt I don't think that I've done a great job. I debated whether to include an image or not as I'm not entirely happy with the result, but let me know what you think.

Here's a picture of the front (obviously!)

Here's a close up of the image combination (really love this combo)

Below is the disappointing inside, which looks half started. 
It's a bit too plain, and needs something else to jazz it up a bit.
I think I'm going to redo it, and will update this post if I manage to improve it.
In the meantime, if anyone finds my mojo lying around, can you email it back to me?

Ok I've had another go at the inside, and I'm MUCH happier with it now.
Hope you agree!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that I've inspired you to join in our Mother themed challenge this week. Please pop on over to the 2 Sisters blog to see the other fab creations on show by the other teamies and to enter your card. I look forward to seeing your projects.

If you like the Stamp Fairy image I've used here, there was a new release (Funny Princess) yesterday in celebration of the Royal Wedding, so take a look at it and the other lovely images in the shop.  Hint - the sentiment is a little freebie.

I've been inspired by the following:
Have fun.


scrapperjulia said...

Hi Netty! I love this! Cute image and I do like the inside a lot better! I need to start decorating the insides of my cards more! Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,what a super

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the scene.

Nikki x

Christine L said...

Fabbie card Annette... Love the way you've merged the images... and I loved the inside even before you re-did it!!
Christine x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, Annette. Love both the inside and outside. The image is darling and you have colored it so beautifully.Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our current challenge:"Show us your layers." We hope that you will stop by again on Monday for our next challenge. Barbara GDT

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at SFC this fortnight, good luck in the draw x

Nina said...

Wonderful card!! Great DP and and beatiful coloured motiv.

Thanks for joining challenge 108 at Stamptacular Sunday :)

corinne said...

very nice. thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

maddy hill said...

Oh Netty thats such an adorable card ! love it !

Bright beautiful sunshine here in leeds still ... hope yours keeps up too x
maddy x

craftybunny said...

So cute and how clever to combine the two images.Great colouring and love your paper choice.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh how adorable! Fabuolous image and card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Crafting Gill said...

Fab card this image is wonderful thanks for joining us at SFC good luck
Gill xx

Lesley said...

Great card, the image is just fab! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

Heide said...

How smart of you merging both images!
I love the way they look together, two of my favorite company's! Thanks for joining us at TSB.
Hugs, Heide

Christy Dillman said...

What a fun card, I love what you did with TSB image! Thanks for your sweet comments and I hope you get lots of use out of that image!

TSB Store Manager

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