Welcome May! May is my absolute favourite month of the year. It never disappoints! It's the time when beautiful spring turns to summer. I'm not going to lie, the fact that my birthday is in May probably has something to do with it too, but it's the combination of the garden starting to come around, evenings staying light for so much longer, and the weather turning sunny and beautiful. So much to do in the garden and perfect weather for weekend BBQs.
A new month also means a new STAMPlorations CAS challenge where the optional colour twist this month is lilac. I wanted to celebrate the beautiful summer florals in my card so I used the beautiful French Marigold Large and watercoloured it with Gansai Tambi watercolours. I kept it very simple to let the flower shine and added a simple sentiment from Noteworthy 4 and created a stitched border using Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I hope you are inspired to play along with us over on the STAMPlorations blog.
Dies: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies
Ink and Colouring: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen, Gansai Tambi watercolours, Tsukineko Versafine Onxy Black
Don't forget the STAMPlorations Spring Fling event on the blog and sale in the STAMPlorations store. And If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes.