Monday, 6 May 2013

Flourishes May Beautiful World Tour

 
 
 Hello and welcome to the May Beautiful World Tour!
If you've arrived here from Anne-Elise's fabulous blog you're right on track. 
This month our hostess is Kathy and the challenge is: A Picture Says a Thousand Words - to make a card with a picture image only, no sentiment!
My card represents the picture I see out my kitchen window right
around late May or June.
We have a pink clematis absolutely covering our back and side fence,
 it's a riot of colour which I love! 
Especially because we don't have a dishwasher so it's helpful to have a
beautiful view when I'm standing there scrubbing pots and pans! 
(Most people in Northern Ireland probably do have a dishwasher, but our kitchen is quite small!)
The other special thing about the gorgeous clematis is that we didn't plant it. 
It's coming over the fence from our neighbours garden and sharing it's glory with us.
I reckon there's a lesson there - what we plant gets shared with those around us,
which includes not only in our gardens and back yards but in our life and relationships!
This is from the fabulous Flourishes Blossoms and Butterflies set - I stamped the image several times so that I could pop up various layers after fussy cutting.  The circle was sponged with Ranger Distress Scattered Straw.  I dyed the seam binding with Copic ink RV34 to match the flowers.

Other supplies include:
Mariann Design Bird and Branch die
Button
Sewing machine
Stampin Up dp
Stampin Up Lucky Limeade cardstock

Thanks so much for stopping by Belfast on your Beautiful World Tour!
Don't forget that by leaving comments on the designers blogs as you hop the globe, you're in the running to win a free Flourishes Stamp set! Comments will be accepted till the end of the month and a random comment will be chosen, so the more comments, the better your chances of winning! 
Your next stop is South East Asia to see what the very talented
Dina Kowal has come up with for the May Tour!
 



24 comments:

Sasha said...

Beautifully created, Bridget. I love the bright cheerful colours you used. Like you, I love clematis. We have some at the side of our house. How lovely that you have some right outside your window x

Candace said...

Beautiful card, as always! I love the colors!!

TLady said...

WHAT A LOVELY POST!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I like having a beautiful view when doing dishes too! :) AND it IS SO TRUE... sharing...! People NEED to do it MORE!!!!!!!! THANK YOU for sharing your WONDERFUL INSIGHTS! AND your LOVELY CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) (I enjoy these flowers in purple at my home!)

Deb Kane said...

Your card is beautiful and spring like. Love your colour choices, and how nice that your flowers are in bloom already, we will be waiting for another couple of weeks yet here.

Jean Bullock said...

Bright and colorful. Sweet and lovely. What a great card. I love those stamps!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So gorgeous! i didn't know you were on Flourishes Team -- Good for You!

hopefulcrafter said...

I love your card, it is so colorful! I also do not have a dishwasher, but mine is by choice, we really enjoy washing the dishes together, it gives us a chance to unwind. I simply love Ireland and if I could live anywhere, that would be where my family lived.

Yogi said...

beautiful card. Love the image and coloring. Always nice to share the bounty. Have a great day

Barbara Thompson said...

Love this card and flourishes stamps. Great blog too!

Kris B said...

What pretty, bright flowers! Lovely card! You are so right about what we plant being shared with those around us, so be careful to plant good seeds! TFS God bless!!

Belinda said...

Whoa, what a beautiful card! Love all the layers and lovely colors. I have this stamp set and I can't wait to try your techinque. Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful card!

zehra said...

Oh this is fabulous, ur coloring is amazing

Allison Cope Israels said...

What a fabulous thing to share with a neighbour! I think we have a few plants that we share with our too! Wonderful card Bridget! Love your colouring!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, this is SO GORGEOUS! I love the colours, your shading is perfect, and I am totally envious of your view! I have the most pathetic clematis, and I hopeful that our new house will give me better conditions to grow them!

Tanja said...

Gorgeous colouring - I like the pink and green together.

Anne-Elise said...

What a gorgeous bright card, Bridget! Love the pretty papers, the leaves, the bow and the beautifully colored image! Hugs

Beth Norman said...

I don't have a dishwasher either. Ugh! Your card is beautiful. I love the bright colours. The ribbon is terrific too.

Julia said...

This is a gorgeous card. Love everything about it. It's absolutely perfect!

Sue D said...

very pretty colors and what a nice view from your window.

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card. So bright and cheerful.

Helen said...

I wouldn't mind washing your dishes if this is the view out of your window! Beautiful card and lovely story to go with it.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful image, colors, and card.

Janis said...

Lucky you with the pink clematis vining over your fence!! What a lovely card inspired by those flowers. Love your bright cheerful colors!!!

Aleksandra said...

Gorgeous card Bridget! One of my favourite color combinations... so striking! You've colored the image perfectly and I love that gorgeous bow! So pretty!

Sending hugs and blessings,
Aleksandra