My happy place

I’m very happy to report that today I am feeling a bit better. Still not 100% but for the first time in about 3 weeks I do feel like there is an improvement. I managed to sneak in a few extra pancakes yesterday evening so I’m wondering if it might have been them that did the trick!

Today I have another project that I will be sharing over at Sunday Stampers challenge which is to use bright colours. I have maxed out on brightness, but the photographs are little more subdued than the reality.


Of late I have been craving a holiday in the sun, not to escape the winter, because I love it, with all inclusive pampering. My demands are not high – sun, palm trees and someone to bring me exotic cocktails on a regular basis. In my dreams there would be oodles of big tropical flowers in colours like these!


I managed to squeeze out some final droplets from my Dylusions inks to create the background, spritzing some colours through a variety of stencils. Whilst still wet, I also used some Picket Fence distress stains through the same stencils. This tends to take on some of the colour and create further tones.Once dry, I used Mowed Lawn distress ink to stamp butterflies all over. Using the green just adds an extra layer to the background.  I used black ink and a stamp to create faux stitching all around the edge.


The flowers, all stamps by Sheena Douglass,  were stamped on to white card and then coloured with distress inks.


I couldn’t resist including a little bit of monochrome, a trend I’m enjoying at the moment.


Looking at this I can almost smell the Pina Coladas!

Thanks for buzzing by.


My happy place — 12 Comments

  1. I hear you. I love winter and snow but am ready for some warm sun. Come on over for a visit. I live two blocks from the beach…I’ll even learn how to make Pina Coladas. lol! Your project is gorgeous and you captured the feel of the tropics, perfectly. Glad to hear your feeling a tad better…sounds like your on your way. Pancakes..would love a nice plate of buttermilks with strawberried, bananas and peaches and huge pile of whipped creme.

    • That’s a fabulous offer Sandra …if only. Forget the pina colada’s (I’ll do those!) I’ll settle for a pile of those pancakes!!! 🙂

  2. I can smell the flowers and the warm breezes! Gorgeous card, love the layered flowers and the stitching too!

  3. Stunning. I love the vivid colours, they are a real splash of the exotic. Your flowers and butterflies are fabulous.

    So pleased to hear that you are feeling better today.

    Dionne xx

  4. Feel better my love. Your work is always so uplifting that I would not believe that you were not 100% Mrs. Beez.

  5. ooh budge up on that sun lounger, am with you! Pina Colada’s, heat on my aching bones… oh yesh, holiday is needed! Glad you feeling better hun, will most deffo be the pancakes, I prescribe more to make sure you are 100% again (teehee) Loving this creation, those flowers are lushness… Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

    • Thanks doc – that’s the kind of prescription I can handle. Maybe a Pina Colada on the settee next time you’re on C & C with the Melt Pot might have the same effect?!

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