Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Looking from my craftroom window, I can see distant splashes of bright pink rhododendrons.

They have made a glorious display this year. I wanted to represent them on a card, but didn't have a suitable image. However, I needed to look no further to find one than amongst my lovely Stampalot teamie Ruth's gorgeous digi designs. Here's how I've used it.

An easel card cut with a Nestie Blossom 3 die. The background papers are from Crafty Individuals (Book 3 - Springtime. I just love the colours in this set, and the prints are so pretty. Note to Jean and Malcolm - please don't discontinue this book!) Butterflies by Hero Arts, and sentiment by Inkylicious (from their new Hydrangea set). Watercolour pencils for colouring.

A closer look at the details:

Ruth's beautiful digistamps can be found here, and she has lots of samples using them on her card blog too.


Ruth said...

This is gorgeous! Such a beautiful shape and superb colouring. It must be great to have a view like that from your craft room, Ruth x

Sally H said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card, Lynne. I love how you coloured the rhododendron too. Your view is fabulous, and that splash of colour just adds to it. Great photo x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is pretty - love the papers !
Rhododendrons always remind me of Temple Newsam Nr Leeds , they have a stunning display in the gardens
Lisa x

nnalorac said...

Oh wow Lynne, amazing view, how do you get any crafting done looking out at this! Gorgeous card, love your beautifully coloured image and your choice of papers match so well. Carolxx

lisa said...

What a view, Lynne and what a card. I've just found those CI papers in a drawer, I'd forgotten all about them. They are just beautiful aren't they and they're perfect with your flower. Love your butterflies too, it just wouldn't be a Lynne card without butterflies.
Hugs Lisax

MaxineD said...

What a view - no wonder you are such an inspired stamper/cardmaker. Love that card and the dp is fabulous.

Stella said...

Your coloring is amazing and I love how this turned out,. Fab choice of papers too:)

craftimamma said...

I do envy your view Lynne it's beautiful and so is your card. Gorgeous colouring and I think that Blossom 3 die has to go to the top of my wish list. A really beautiful card altogether.

Lesley Xx