Friday 6 July 2012


I got my new Waltzingmouse stash on Wednesday and as we're stuck in today on our few days off for our anniversary because of the rain, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to play with it and as we're not getting any sunshine I thought I'd make my own!

I used this week's sketch on the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge as the basis for my card, but spun it around.  I stamped the sunburst on some white cardstock using ladybird, tangelo and canteloupe momento inks mixed directly on the stamp.  I added the super cute hut in black over the top, masked off the side of the card and stamped the small plam trees so they fell off the edge, then added the shadow bottom to make a complete image.  As this was black it was a bit unbalanced so I added some black ink to the edge of the sunburst and overstamped it for a distressed look.  I stamped the large trees separately and cut my hand (yes I do have the cut file, but I was trying to be quick as I have a tiara to make today too, coincidentally for a bride getting married in the carribean!).  I finished with some DP, yellow card stock, orange bakers twine and a couple of flowers cut from some wired ribbon.

I love this new set and can't wait to make more with it.


  1. So cool. Love the colors too.


  2. Love your new stamps Tara and what a fab card you have made with them


  3. Look at you with the new stamps, yay! What a serene scene, Tara! Love the gradient sunbeams so warm and inviting, and the sweet sunny flowers. It's going to be 93 here today which is pretty hot for my part of the USA! I think I'll just admire the sun from my air-conditioned living room :)

  4. I lvoe how you used the space Tara - a fab card and wish I was there!!

  5. Wow....your new stamps came fast! Love the scene you created and the gradient colors in the sun!

  6. this is super cute, so glad you played along with us at WM...have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  7. How fun to get your new stamps. Your card is beautiful! Love the little flowers you added.

  8. Oh this is fabulous.

  9. ooo I would love to be there... can you pencil me in the scene and I'll click my heels together!!!
    Fab card Tara, love how you gave the image a distressed look with the black edge to it :0)
    Jenny x

  10. Absolutely beautiful Tara - what a fab scene and the colours give it a slightly retro feel which I love. Vicky x


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