Saturday, April 2, 2011

Last of the Summer Wine.

Well sort of anyway... Tonight is the end of NZ Daylight Saving Time so the end of Summer.  It certainly is getting darker in the morning and evenings.... but during the day the temperature is still very pleasant... in the early to mid 20's.  Even now at 8.00pm, I am sitting in the lounge with the kitchen door open and still wearing only a tee-shirt and shorts.  I hope this mild weather continues for a while yet.

Today I have a Purple card to share.... I LOVE purple.
Purple flowers

I got new stamps at the Craft Expo a couple of weeks ago and this Large Pattern Flower by Hero Arts was one of them.  I inked it with Dusty Concord Distress Ink... but instead of patting the ink on, I dragged the inkpad across the stamp.  This made a lovely texture when I stamped it.  I added some Dusty Concord Stickles to one of the flower centres.  The sentiment stamp is by Inkadinkado, picked up cheaply at my LSS.  I stamped it onto the white card and cut like a banner.  Matted onto the black and pop-dotted onto the base.

I have spend the day getting ahead with some of my DT samples... All done for April now so more sharing over the next few weeks.

As an aside.... did you see the reveal for March's CCC? ~ Deborah profiled it on her's and Vicky's new blog... Lily Pad Cards..... what an amazing group of card makers.  We really outdid ourselves this month.   And what a blog Lily Pad Cards is.... looks like it's going to be AWESOME~

Enjoy your weekends... hope you get a chance to get inky.



Barb said...

Hi Dawn! Beautiful card! Love the purple and the effect of the swiping technique! So strange to think your summer is just about over and ours hasn't even started yet. Hope you have warm weather for awhile. . .have a good weekend, my friend! :)

Sue said...

Great Technique and a great effect it looks lovely.

Clare said...

Oooo, soooo pretty, Dawn! I'm loving this purple as well! I love the texture of the image!

Brenda said...

Hi Dawn! I love that Hero Arts stamp, (thanks for reminding me I actually have it!). It looks beautiful in purple! Thank you for always leaving such lovely comments on my blog, they really do touch my heart! Dawn, I really like that watch gadget you have on your side bar with your local time - do you remember where you got it? Have an awesome Sunday and enjoy your weather which sounds superb!Hugs, Brenda

Suzanne C said...

Dawn.. I love the effect of the dragging of the ink pad over the flowers. Gorgeous card!