Sunday, 12 August 2012

Ice cream colours !

For The Fashionable Stamping Challenge this time we're in a summery mood and would like to see colours of ice cream ! Now, since I saw this challenge title I've been dreaming about a large bowl of vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries ! I've not managed it yet, but I shall have to soon !

With the thought of vanilla ice cream in mind I used the opportunity to make a card for an order. The request was to have a canal theme and as it was for a Golden Wedding anniversary I kept to the vanilla ice cream colours. The stamps I've used for the canal boat and the watering can are ones I've had for years. I don't know who made them.....sorry ! I've used a Stamp Tapestry set on the watering can to add the flowers. The canal boat has been painted using Distress Markers, then both images have been cut out using Nestabilities. The ticket is from the Tim Holtz Odds and Ends stamp set. I find this stamp really useful for adding dates to projects. The background is made using Elusive Images stamps, stamped with Archival Sepia ink. The music, again is a stamp I've had for years and I don't know who it's by ! I did some acrylic paint resist on the remaining panel, not that you can see much of it !

The flower is made from Crinoline that I've tipped with Distress Ink, Scattered Straw. The gorgeous crocheted lace is from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, who has just taken delivery of CHA recent releases so make sure you check it out ! The sentiment was done on my PC and cut out using Nestabilites.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and make sure you hop over to the main blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work.


  1. Fabulous stamps and design Sue, I love the use of the tapestry stamps on he watering can and great mix of neutral, vanilla colours.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  2. Beautifully stamped card, Sue, amazing layout, loving your vanilla ice-cream creation. XX

  3. Hi Sue. You have such a wonderful way of putting everything together. It looks fantastic with the vanilla theme...just perfect for an anniversary. A beautifully feminine card Sue.
    Dot x

  4. Gorgeous card Sue, Great stamps and layout. Love the vanilla ice cream colours and I hope you get your bowl of strawberries!
    Avril xx

  5. Just love everything about this the colours the images overall theme everything enjoy your treat when you finally get to it! XOXO Zoe

  6. Beautiful card with so many gorgeous details.
    This will be loved by the folk its going to.

  7. Wow! Sue, you combined the Golden Anniversary, canal theme and the ice cream challenge, amazingly! Love these layers and the Vanilla flavor! Beautiful!

  8. Hi Sue
    This is the most special anniversary card with a tricky theme of a canal boat but you pulled it off with the most amazing style.

  9. Hi Sue! This is just such a well composed anniversary card. I love the canal boat! Everything about your card is impeccable! Hope all is well. Yvonne

  10. Oh what an adorable card Sue! I simply love those stamps, such a shame you can't remember the company. They are so 'quintessentially' British lol; ). xx

  11. LOVE your card, I can smell the ice cream! What a good idea of combining an order with your DT work..

    xxx Ellie xxx

  12. Such a beautiful card, it's perfect for a golden wedding.

  13. This is such a beautiful card Sue, the vanilla colours give a lovely vintage feel, very special card..thanks for making me so welcome at FSC...Esther xx

  14. Hi!:)
    Your card is so beautiful - love it!
    Hugs, Inger


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