Find your own paradise ...

Another new challenge over at The Pencil Case and I have decided to use the wonderful Tropical Flowers Flamingo clear stamp set from Polka Doodles to create my card. Autumn is fast approaching and love the rich colours of this season and this was my colour choice inspiration.

I created a frame using the stamps and a bit of masking and joined up the stamping, cutting both the inside and outside away to create a frame. Behind my frame I have layered acetate and a leaf die cut screen (from Tonic). I though this added to the tropical feel. In the top corner I have stamped and layered the flowers for added depth.

Do love that Flamingo and the lily stamp. Don't they work beautifully together?

Colours used:
Open flower: cream, Indian red, light carmine & hookers green
Lilies: canary yellow, gold ochre & light carmine
Shadow: silver grey & medium grey 
Flamingo: pink madder lake, medium flesh & rose madder lake
Palm leaves: emerald green, apple green & olive green
Lilies: Canary yellow, gold ochre, burnt carmine, light green & olive green

I even decorated the inside of my card to keep the tropical theme using the same colours/flowers.

Today I am busily moving my youngest son in to his Uni digs and feel it's going to be a long day! Let's say we were still packing at midnight .....! Catch up with everyone over the weekend as I intend to have a mega blogging session on Sunday.

x x x

Products & links:

Fantasy Stampers - Watch the birdie
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Colour Crazy - anything goes
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Simply Papercraft - anything goes