Monday, 16 April 2018

Make My Monday- In the garden

Good Morning all.

Its time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday 
The theme this fortnight is


5X5 Octogen Card.  I first die cut a stitched octogen from white card.  I then stamped the leaf stamp with embossing ink and added clear embossing powder.  I then added colour to the background with H2O's that ive had for years, this year im trying to use all those ink products hiding at the back of the cupboard!  These ones are full of mica and sparkle.

I added green and ochre around the leaves to give the feeling of depth and surround greenery.  Blue for the sky, once dry i added water drops to the blue to add interest. 

Butterflies stamped in blue ink on a scrap of card coloured with oxide inks and cut out.  Die cut sentiment from the same piece of red/pink card and added on a strip of vellum to help it stand out from the background. 

Ive then matted onto a very dark green cardstock and then the white cardblank.  

Just showing it stood up. 

Items Used:
Stampin Up Kinda Eclectic
Clearly besotted butterfly stamps
H2O's Radiant Rain inks
Oxide ink Candied Apple & Raspberry
Memory box stitched octogen dies
Thank you die

Please do pop over to Make My Monday  and see what everyone has come up with and to join in, we always love to see your entries.  

I hope you all have a good week. Emma


  1. Brilliant make, love the colours and card shape

  2. Such a beautiful creation my dear friend...
    Love n Hugs,

  3. a very elegant shaped card, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    silvi xoxo

  4. Beautiful card Emma xx

  5. Beautiful card and layout

  6. What a beautiful card Bet those H2O's look amazing in real life.
    Pam x

  7. Beautiful card the colours and butterflies...Joolsx

  8. Hi Emma what a super little card ... nice to see a different shape of card well done and who doesn't love a butterfly card ... Hope you have a great week ... Happy crafting and love sandy xx

  9. That is a great card Emma. The shape really makes it extra special

  10. A beautiful card Emma, love the colours x

  11. So pretty a fabulous card love and hugs Carole x

  12. Absolutely gorgeous Emma, must get my H2o’s out again.
    Wendy x

  13. Oh, what a pretty card Emma. Well done x

  14. Lovely to see a different shaped card, it's a gorgeous garden scene creation ... Steph x

  15. hi emma ... I have already commented on your lovely card but didn't want to just run ... hope you have a super rest of the weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  16. Such a gorgeous card Emma, beautiful background, love it x

  17. Gorgeous card, great backgrounds x

  18. Beautiful design Emma and you’ve reminded me that I have a boxful of H2Os lurking unused.

  19. Brilliant card your design and the colours...Joolsx

  20. A Gorgeous card Emma.

  21. Gorgeous card Emma, love the embossed leaves, great effect. Big hiugs Kirsty. x

  22. Lovely vibrant card Emma, I bought 3 sets of H2o's about 18 months ago and I still haven't used them, will dig them out now and play :) Hugs - Debs xxx

  23. This is gorgeous - love your design.


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