Summertime when I was child was my favourite time of year as it meant a long time off school, always off out with my friends playing out somewhere and getting into scrapes. I will have to put on my rose-tinted glasses for while and remember the sights and smells of summer - I just remember that there was always lots of flowers around. I don't think a lot of people seem to have time for their gardens anymore - I know I don't get much chance with looking after the children but there is nothing nicer than a garden in bloom. My daughter seems to be quite happy to stay indoors drawing or on her laptop which just seems really alien to me as when I was her age, I was never in the house. She's probably saving up all her energy for going on holiday next year with my sister. They are going on a cruise now she is finally in possession of a passport :-)
Flowers are very popular in the world of craft too. The digital stamp I have used for this project is one by Michelle Perkett and is called Daydream Fantasy. I have had it in my collection for a while and to be honest, I have never used it as I thought it looked too complicated, but today I decided to be brave and give it a go. I don't have the fancy new fine-tips for my promarkers yet so I just had to be very light and gentle adding the finer detail of the flowers. I've used carmine and magenta for the pinks and olive and pear green, plus a little saffron and yellow for the hair. I've used stickles and cosmic sparkles to add a bit of shimmer to the wings and the leaves, in fact I added shimmer to it all! What you are looking at is actually the front cover of a notebook. I will be demonstrating how these are done in my next blog post as this is actually the fifth one I have done. I added a few more flowers to give more of a summery feel in pink and purple.
Just added this extra shot to show the sparkle a bit more :)
And also added this to show that it is a notebook :)
I'd like to enter this for the Craft Your Passion Challenge for Anything but a card. Make My Monday want to see a Fairies or Angels.