After what seems like 18 months of winter, the sun has come out to play, yesterday I saw the first ducklings of the year and I heard a cuckoo, the trees are covered in lovely blossom and the world just seems to be a nicer place. All of which is quite appropriate because fellow team mate and friend Carol is our hostess with the mostess this week at Stampotique and she is inviting us to make a summery item.
I've chosen to work with balsa wood again this week and just for a change used one stamp, Under the Parapluie. I love this stamp and I'm hoping the colours I used and the big blossom suggest summer time. I achieved this by painting around the outside but not all the way around so some of the wood shows through. I then applied modelling paste over the central part, stamped, coloured and added the sticky gems and flower. I really hope you like it.
Thanks so much for visiting my little blog, I hope the sun is shining for you where ever you may be, Sam xxx