Sunday, 14 July 2013

Flora and Fauna

It's time for the next challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge and this time the lovely Esther has chosen Flora and Fauna.

This is a scheduled post as we've taken the opportunity to get away for the week end while the lovely weather is still with us in the UK. You never know how long it's going to last !

I started with a piece of cardboard and ripped the paper off the top in different areas. Then I gave it a coat of Snowflake Fresco Finish, followed by a coat of Moonlight FF. When I saw the title of this challenge my mind went immediately to the lovely Lin Brown's stamps.

 I've stamped using Pansy and Limelight FF then added some text using the PaperArtsy Mini 44 stamp. I then mixed some Mowed Lawn reinker with some Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and applied it through the Roman Letters stencil. The flower has been stamped using Fresco Finish paints onto black card as have the leaves and words.

I cut a separate piece of cardboard for the bottom section and used the same FF's and stamps. The butterflies are also a Lin Brown stamp and I've used shrink plastic (making sure I punched my holes first!) then attached them using Jump Rings.

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

Hopefully I am sitting somewhere in the sun or may be even having a paddle !


  1. Love the contemporary feel of this and the butterfly hangers are a joy Sue. Hope you've enjoyed your getaway. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. Fabulous LB style here Sue. Gorgeous colours and depth. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine, it's glorious isn't it?
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. Great make Sue with all your hallmark clever tricks!

    Hope you are having a great time away and enjoy that sunshine!!

  4. beautiful - love your extra piece at the bottom and the use of the butterflies to connect the two together.

  5. Such a wonderful tag.
    The shrink butterfly attachments are an amazing touch to the tag.

  6. Great piece Sue, love how you've joined it with the shrink butterflies.
    Have a great time.
    Avril xx

  7. Hi Sue, beauiful project, love the fresh colours you've used Hope you're having a lovely weekend away
    Claire xx

  8. Fabulous make Sue...I love the texture and colours with the fabulous floral taking centre stage. Have a great break

    Annie x

  9. That's a beautiful tag with great details. The background looks fab.

  10. This looks so delicate and fresh Sue only you can make a piece of cardboard look so inviting.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  11. Hi Sue, how gorgeous, so fresh and citrusy. Always such lovely textural and interesting compositions, fabulous. xx

  12. Hi Sue. I always love seeing what people create with cardboard...and this is no exception! Great texture and colours...and the butterflies are exquisite.
    Dot x

  13. Sue this is such a pretty project. Amazing what you have done with cardboard! Love it! Glad you are having some nice weather and taking advantage of it! Enjoy and sending warm hugs!

  14. What a lovely fresh tag, and those linking butterflies are simply inspired!
    Alison x

  15. Gorgeous tag Sue - love the little SP butterflies and the bright green ! Esther xx

  16. Catching up after my holiday; this looks so great - beautiful stamping!
    xxx Ellie xxx


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