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Friday, July 24, 2015

A Summer Day

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog. Have you been sweltering like I have? I am trying to keep my plants and grass alive! While watering my flower garden I have seen some pretty butterflies fluttering by. I have some pretty phlox growing in my garden too. These things have been my inspiration for my card today. I love summer even though it has been so hot.

I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Flower Garden die to make my flowers. I used Twinkling H2O's to color them. 

The butterfly is a stamp I fussy cut from the Butterfly Corner from Our Daily Bread stamps. The leaves behind the window were made by using a leaf stencil, matte white embossing paste and coloring using Distress inks and water.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Frilly and Funkie:  Raise It Up (lost of layers)
Love To Create:  Anything Goes (mixed media, creative, inky)
Our Daily Bread:  Floral Inspiration
Paper Take Weekly:  Build It Up (not flat)


Heidi Stamps said...

April, this is really lovely! I like how you used so many products! The twinkling h20s make the flowers look so pretty, and the embossing paste is multicolored and makes the leaves look very real.

Nancy Dynes said...

Hi April,
Your card is so pretty and summery! The butterfly looks like it fluttered straight in from your flower garden.
I'm from SC too, but the other side of the state - Charleston! My son will be a senior at Clemson this year, so we get up to your neck of the woods quite often.
Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

Donna Ellis said...

April, this is so pretty! Your layers, and the background of green leaves behind the window are especially dramatic! hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the stenciled leaves in the background, really adds to this wonderful creation.The window frame and the flowers are fabulous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful April!! I just the scene you have created with the dimension!! Beautifully done!! I am a huge fan of butterflies too!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card April ! The theme of purple is lovely and the butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card April!! I really love this scene you built, with the leaves behind the window and then the flowers on top. That border is STUNNING! You created some amazing dimension too! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Raise It Up' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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