Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sweet Succulents...


Happy Saturday and whoop whoop to fellow US dwellers who are enjoying the long weekend.

I love nature / tree / flower stamps, so the Shopping Our Stash theme this week got me all excited. The SOS team are asking us 'How does your Garden grow'

I am actually quite green fingered, but I've never had an actual garden, always pots or a pot or two in my Ma's day.

I LOVE succulents - this is because of my Ma, she has always had them and I love the weird shapes and sizes they come in, so this meant my choice of stamps was a no brainer.

I had to use the Simon Says Stamp Cups and Succulents set. Imagine my delight when I went to the set to discover I had a whole batch of stamped and coloured items, that I had done during the last 30 day colouring challenge, its fun to go to stamp sets and find things that are ready to go ;)

The succulent part was watercoloured with Distress Inks and the pot was coloured using a Promarker.

Because the stamp is so detailed I wanted the card to be pretty CAS in feel, so I opted to emboss the background, using a free flower embossing folder.

I added the scalloped circle a) to cover something..I reused an oops panel and b) because I didn't like how the pot looked against the embossing!

Final touch was to add the SSS Sketchy Banner sentiment.

This is earmarked for a friend, who like me loves Succulents.



  1. Great design... it's simple but the embossed garden-y background adds so much texture. I also love your lil' succulent... the watercoloring came out perfectly, glad when you SHOPPED YOUR STASH, you had this all ready to go! Thanks for joining!

  2. Hi there Claire: So glad you join us again!! I also love Succulents but I have never, ever had any luck keeping them so I just rely on beautiful images like this one on your beautiful card.
    Love the embossed background and the fussy cut little pot is just darling.
    Thank you for playing along with Shopping Our Stash, hope you come back again and again.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  3. Nice job on the embossed background and super cute image. thanks for playing along with Shopping Our Stash for the "what's in your garden" challenge.

  4. Very pretty card and perfect for our challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash! Thanks for joining us!
    Chana, DT

  5. This works perfectly. Isn't it great when you discover bits ready to go? Cara x


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