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Thursday, 3 September 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 15

This is my card for the current Truly Scrumptious challenge. There is a sketch to follow and an added theme of 'Indian Summer', something we are sadly not likely to be experiencing here in the UK. Wish I knew what had happened to our 'Barbecue Summer', unless the weather men meant Hyacinth Bouquet's Indoor Outdoor Barbecues! Anyhow I digress.

I had a thought whi
ch immediately sprang to mind and blow me down if the very first DT card was using very similar papers and a similar stamp to that which I was thinking of using, so the gorgeous Indian Spice paper can go back into my stash for another day. Just a thought, do any of you ever NOT look at the DT cards and go it alone so to speak, only checking them after you have finished? I can't help but look first! So I started with the image which I coloured with my prismas and the dots on her top I went over with a sakura clear stardust pen. She has a nice suntan to indicate time in the sun, very naughty as she should have been wearing sun cream.

I had this lovely paper in a WRMK Tiffany pad with paisleys all over it and, one of the mat layers I embossed with the cuttlebug paisley folder. I know the theme was Indian Summer, but that naturally made me think of India and that made me think of Paisley. When I was a child our school used to commemorate Commonwealth Day every year and I can vividly recall having to wear the national dress of the country we were representing in a tableau. I had India, which my Mum thought was great as she was no needlewoman. She whipped off a paisley counterpane from the double bed and having washed it it became my Saree, hence my associating paisley with Ind
So now I have bored you with my youth. I shall carry on.

The flowers I made by stamping with Elusive Images stamps onto some strips of heavyweight paper that I cut from the front of a huge K&Co assortment paper pad which I got from QVC. I couldn't bear to throw this front away so cut it into the various design strips and later on made the flowers. Waste not want not! They are layered over some quite tatty silk flowers. Thank you for looking.


  1. Hi Lin

    What a great card. I love what you have done with the flowers so artistic. i have forgotten to look at the DT cards on occasion but I usually find it is better to check them out first. My inspiration/imagiantion usually needs a kick start!!!!
    Thanks for your recent comment I am very glad to be back.

    Ali x

  2. Great card Lin. I love your story about wearing a counterpane for Commonwealth Day at school! Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

  3. Another absolutely beautiful card Lin, the flowers look fantastic, a great way to use up the thousands of small scrap pieces of precious paper that I can't seem to part with.
    My mother was no no needlewoman either at my infant school Xmas nativity play in the 1960s I was a "wise" man wrapped in a chopped up brown blanket wearing a tea towel on my head tied with a house coat cord. Oh the shame !

  4. No sorry Lin no pictures of it I'm glad to say, I would've hid any way! Hee hee.

  5. Such a pretty card Lin. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for trying my sketch and joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

  6. I love these fab papers...I hope you look at the DT cards or Im kinda redundant lol...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
    Mina xxx

  7. Gorgeous card Lin and suh pretty papers. Love how you've coloured the image so delicately - it really make her stand out. You've really jazzed up the 'tatty' silk flowers with those fab stamped one.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at TS.
    hugs Heather xx

  8. This is such a pretty card! Such a pretty image and the embossing looks fab! Thanks for joining in with the TS challenge!

    Beth xx


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