Sunday, 1 June 2014

Live & Love Crafts GDT - Summer Garden

Good morning!  I am so excited about today's post because Sandra from Live & Love Crafts invited me to be her Guest Designer for June!  What a dream!  Live & Love Crafts have recently introduced Stempelglede stamps to their selection which is brilliant news for Stempelglede fans in the UK!  The challenge theme is 'Summer Garden', just perfect for using the gorgeous stamps from Stempelglede's Vintage Garden collection.
You may remember I coloured this image as a Robin in January and have found out since that the image is, in fact, a Robin.  I wanted to use a little artistic licence to see if it would work painted as one of my favourite birds, the Blue-tit to create a summer scene.  I think it works beautifully, what do you think?  I have used Distress Inks pads to paint the image and a touch of white gel pen to add the white details on the head, wing and flowers.
The gorgeous vintage seam binding, poppy flowers, lace and rose pearl trim are all from Live & Love Crafts.  The postage stamps are from Stempelglede's Postcard from Paris collection.  The hydrangeas I made using coffee filter paper, distress ink and a Martha Stewart punch.
The stunning white flower spray is also from Live & Love Crafts.  The butterfly is from Stempelglede's Vintage Baby collection and the gorgeous postcard behind the main image is also from Stempelglede's Postcard from Paris collection.
I have used the Moment Bonheur sentiment from the Stempelglede Postcard from Paris collection along the bottom of the image and added two more butterflies.
The sentiment is from Stempelglede's Follow Your Heart collection - all of these sentiments are so beautiful and have been designed in gorgeous font styles too.  I used one of the swirls from the Follow Your Heart collection around the sentiment and image panels in a soft grey ink.
The butterfly, postmark and postage stamp image is also from the Postcard from Paris collection and I added another individual stamp in pink too.  The gorgeous rustic heart is from Live & Love Crafts - so gorgeously shabby!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Live & Love Crafts for this challenge.  Thank you again to Sandra for inviting me to Guest Design for you - it was my pleasure!  Thanks for looking. x


Deborah Artliff said...

Evening Jane WOW what a stunning card I love it. And the I love the image and the butterfly. But saying that the hole thing is out of this world its a beautiful design. Take care xx

Debs xx

Janine - Ellabella said...

Just love your work, so gorgeous! So many little details I only see from you! Perfect, Hugs Janine!

butterfly said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card - wonderful colours and layers. Congrats on guesting at LLC, and so happy to discover your work there.
Alison x

Sandra Mathis said...

Jane; thank you so much again for guest designing for LLC this month. The card is a beauty and showing off so many of the stunning Stempelglede stamps. Great choice of main image; the bird is beautifully coloured and perfect for the theme.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts