Sunday, 1 July 2012

Inky delights - going (lime) green!

Re-edited: Wooo hooo!!! My card is a winner of the Papercraft Star Anniversary (Friday) Challenge! I am soooo proud!!! ;)

Just a quick post from me today as I am really busy trying to catch up on various things, including crafting (oh yeah!) before I go on holiday in less than 3 weeks... Now, I wasn't panicking before but seeing how little time I've got left before my hols - I am definitely panicking now! lol ;)

A while ago I promised to share the card I made for my FIL for Father's Day. So here it is and as it happens it fits the new monthly challenge on Stampendous blog :)). The theme for the whole month of July is Citrus.

I wanted my card to truly focus on this beautiful Agapanthus Cluster stamp from Stampendous so I kept it really simple. I absolutely ADORE this stamp (in case I haven't mentioned it before - I absolutely ADORE all Stampendous stamps!!!). This stamp reminds me of my wedding bouquet which had lots of Agapanthus flowers in it :).

The background was created by inking a white card with Shabby Shutters distress ink, using a blending tool. Then I inked it through a brick background and sprinkled it with some water splatters.

Finally I stamped the Agapanthus florals in the same ink and overstamped again - but this time embossing it with a white embossing powder.

If you love this stamp as much as I do, why don't you treat yourself??? Click on the piccie below and I will take you right where you can get it with a click of a button lol!

If you are in the UK and would like to shop for it a bit closer, visit this fabulous place here. And if you'd like to see some more inspiration featuring this beautiful stamp, click HERE.

Today we also have a new challenge at the Fashionable Stamping Challenges and the new theme is Oriental. Sadly I haven't got a project for this theme but if you hop over to the challenge blog you will be able to see all the breath taking samples created by the rest of the Fashionettes!

I've been also thinking of treating my lovely blog friends with some sweet summer candy - what do you think about this idea??? :-)))

Thank you for your visit and for your sweet comments! Happy Sunday!

Big hugs

Challenges for this card:
That Craft Place Challenge - It's all green
Here come the boys #30 - Embossing
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges #16 - Anything goes
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Challenge #17 - Anything goes
Hotshot Craft #9 - Distress Inks
Papercraft Star Wednesday Anniversary Challenge - Embossing
Papercraft Star Friday Anniversary Challenge - No design paper
Tanda Teaser #198 - Splish, Splash, Splat


505whimsygirl said...

Hi Asia K,

Your dad's card is great! I have a stamp that is similar to that and can see why it's one of your favorites.

Blog candy is always fun!! tee hee


Carol Q said...

it is a beautiful stamp and you've used it so well on this gorgeous card. with green being my fave colour you just couldn't go wrong! lol

Ewelina said...

Sliczna zielen, moja ulubiona.
Ach, Asiu kto nie lubi cukiereczkow:)
Pozdrawiam serdecznie

♥Jan♥ said...

How fun you made the perfect card to enter into TWO of our anniversary challenges this week !! I love the color, and yes, that stamp is really gorgeous. Not a traditional Father's Day card, it is even better than that !!! Thanks for joining in with us this week to celebrate Papercraft Star's 2nd anniversary !!

Netty said...

Smashing card, loving the colours and that fab stamp. Have a great week, Annette x

Wendy L said...

It looks great. xxxx said...

Hiya Hun

Just dropped by to say thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I'm really glad I did as this is stunning (but then again so are all your creations). Hope you're OK.

Claire x

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow-wee! This is GORGEOUS, Asia! LOVE the distress details and your fabulous background! Yum! Thanks so much for playing along with my Cardstock Challenge at Papercraft Star!

debbi taylor said...

great card - love the bold colour!
thank you for joining in the challenge at fat pages and cards with attitude this week.
Debbi x

Sylvia said...

This is a gorgeous card, Asia, love the embossing and so creative on making your background! Thanks for joining us for two of the challenges over on the Papercraft Star anniversary week, hope you will join us for the other two!

Ellie Knol said...

What a LOVELY card, in my favorite color! Just SUPER! I also like Stampendous stamps, but it's a pity international crafters can't enter their challenges.

May said...

Gorgeous card Asia, fantastic work on the background.. love the stamp.. will need to pop that in my basket!! Hugs May x x x

Alojka said...

Robi wrażenie!

Unknown said...

I love that stamp Asia and thanks for all of the super links. Your card is wonderful and I love the techniques you used. Awesome card for your FIL! Super colors too!!

Unknown said...

I just love how you used that stamp. Looks fabulous.
I am about to leave for a holiday also.. I still have tons to do. I really need to get off this computer. :)


Stampalicious said...

gorgeous, love the distressed look and the bright colours, thank you for joining our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, hugs, martina

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous card ... I love that stamp ... it can be used for so many occasions ... get packing girlie and enjoy!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, the colors rock.Wonderful image.

Brenda Brown said...

Love this image and card Joanna, such a vibrant lime green colour which make the image really pop. fabulous.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Janny Jager said...

Very nice card and stamp and i love the colors.

Greetings Janny

Sandy Ang said...

totally in love with the grungy look of your card

wendyp said...

LOVE that lime green! Perfect for this months challenge! Beautiful card!

Teresa said...

Hello Asia, I just popped by to say thank you for joining us at Here come the Boys Metal or Embossing challenge with your wonderful creation. Hope you will play along again.
Teresa x

Redanne said...

Hello Asia, firstly thank you for visiting me and your lovely comment. All I can say about this card is WOW, I love the colour. I didn't notice the brick wall until you said but it was a lovely treat to find it. That stamp is gorgeous and of course it will now go on my ever lengthening wish list! Anne x

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! You sooo rocked this color challenge.

Anda said...

What a stunning card and as green as green can be! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this week ♥

Melinda Gleissner said...

Asia, this is amazing, you are amazing! I love your white agapanthus against the green. It's stunning. So glad you've joined us.

Unknown said...

Love the lime citrus with the white embossing, and the brick background really adds a masculine feel!

StampendousGraphics said...

Love this card. It's just so striking and perfect. It's always tricky doing flowers for a guy, but this will just knock him over! Great job!

craftymum said...

Gorgeous!. Thank you for entering our "Distress Ink" challenge at HSC. We hope you will enter our new challenge " Kanban"

Hugs Sarah x

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic card for any occasion, love the simplicity of your design that stamp is fab. Have a great holiday and thank you for sharing your lovely card with us for our Tanda Teaser. XOXO Zoe

Purple mad Alison said...

WOW!!! I love the techniques you've used here, cool colour too, and that stamp is one of my favourites, although not got it in my collection.....yet!!! ;)
Thanks for joining us over on Fat Pages With Attitude.
HUgs Alison x x

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Piękna :) Kolory niesamowite. Stemple cudne :)

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