Saturday, July 20, 2013


     It's "summertime and the living is easy" or so they say -- it's been our warmest week of the summer so far (mid-90's) and we're ready for it to cool down.  However, because of the heat I've spent more time inside and tackled moving some of my papercrafting supplies to a better location and worked on a project to enter into a couple of challenges.  I am happy to say that I was selected as the winner of the Funky Challenge last week for my "Get Your Wendy On" entry, so I'm inspired to keep on creating!  
     For my current project, I cut a 5 1/2" square of watercolor paper and inked the background with Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Weathered Wood, and Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  Next, using white stenciling paste, I stenciled the honeycomb design in a couple of places for texture, and colored it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I then stenciled some leaves with Crushed Olive Distress Ink to accent the white paper flowers that were sprayed with Tattered Angels Pashmina Glimmer Mist.  After the dragonfly from the Tim Holtz Classics #1 set was stamped with black Memento Ink, I colored it Distress Markers and then went over it with Polished  Pigment to give it shimmer.  I finished off the piece by cutting a ticket and spelling summertime with Tim Holtz Label Letters.  I'm entering this piece in the Simon Says Stamp and Show "Good To Be Green" challenge and the Frilly and Funky "Summertime" challenge.

     Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!



  1. Hi Phyllis, lovely card, love the background and added stamping, the focal image is one of my favourites. The flowers add wonderful dimension too and the colours are gorgeous . Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. Sensational card, Phyllis Love the background you have created and that stamp looks super here the way you have used it. The flowers and leaves are perfect for a summer piece. So great to have you joining us again this week for the Summertime challenge at Frilly and Funkie!


  3. This is so beautiful Phyllis. I adore that you added a shimmer to this as it makes it even more special. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. Beautiful card Phyllis ! Love the stencilled leaves behind the flowers and the colours are gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  5. Wonderful summer card with those large purple flowers (dahlias perhaps) and the great stamp. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.