Hi all, as I write this we are waiting on a storm to pass through, however, I’m taking everything I can from these sweet daisies and the hope of spring around the corner! We have snowdrops out around here and the daffodil stems are coming through strong. We’ve not seen any buds yet though. The Dreamy Daisy Layers dies make such elegant blooms and layered with vellum they are so soft and ethereal.
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good luck charm release
Before I get started, I wanted to let you know that today’s Dreamy Daisy Layers Dies are part of a new release from Simon Says Stamp. The Good Luck Charm release has everything you need to welcome Spring! You can check out the full release here.
soft ethereal layers of daisies
I started this card by die cutting lots of layers of daisies from both vellum and watercolour card. I added a light dunking in Tattered Rose Distress Ink to the larger base layers of the daisies and to the flower centres I added a more concentrated mix of Scattered Straw Distress Ink. When dry I layered the various die cut pieces together with foam tape.
While I was die cutting, I also die cut the Basic Box Card Love You So Much die from the watercolour card and glued it to the background piece cut from vellum.
For the background panel, I dunked a piece of watercolour card into a combination of Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw Distress Inks. I then used various of the Layered Confetti Stencils pack to brush White Pigment Ink and then more of the Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Tattered Rose. It gives the background a lovely bokeh look. I splattered white gouache over the piece and then when dry cut to fit on a Neenah Desert Storm card base.
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The vellum adds such a dreamy quality to the layered daisies! The Tattered Rose and the Scattered Straw inks are lovely with all the white. Such a pretty card! I hope you are feeling better these days.
Wow love this card, the soft colors and the new daisy dies are a must have
I love the bokeh look in your background– adds texture without distracting– I have to find my Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw inks and try this combination– just beautiful!
What a gorgeous soft and elegant beauty Debby.
I’m writting this on the evening one storm is lay down
and knowing tomorrow is a heavier comming.
So the gorgeous Spring feeling of your card is very welcome.
I don’t know if you have changed your mailing or that something went wrong.
Normally I have as sender Debby Hughes of Lime Doodle Design, today it was only Debby
By clickiing the name on the top of your mail I normally go to the blogpost, it didn’t it went to your home page
And the link to visite the blog in the mailing I got “The address was not understood” problem on the page.
I thought I better let you know and hear from you that it is correct than this wasn’t meant to happen and say nothing.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful day.
Hi Henriette, I hope you are safe and well in the storms. We have a falling of snow today here in Scotland with more falling all the time. In England and Wales though, the storm is supposed to hit hard with dangerously high winds.
Thank you for the feedback on my new mailing system! I really appreciate it and should’ve have said more in the actual email. I can now take your valuable points and correct them in tomorrow’s email. One of the issues was an error on my part but other points you made will help me improve the layout and how the newsletter clicks work and take people to my blog.
Thanks again. Stay safe and warm. Debby x
thank you for your wishes, the storm was realy heavy. Not so good for me as a lung patient because I get short of breath, the worse the wind the more short of breath, probably it has to do with the air pressure that the storm causes. So I do everything slowly but we are all safe and that’s what counts.
I wanted to update you about your mailing, the mailing I received today (02-19)
The sender wasthe regular one; Debby Hughes of Lime Doodle Design
Lime Doodle Design on top of the mail is indeed a link to your home page
And the Blue Button or “click here” is indeed linked to the blog post.
But, I hardly dare to mention, the mailing name of the blog post is different from the blog post,
the name in the mailing is Creating Dimention With Easy Watercoloured Spring Flowers + blog hop and the post on your side is called: Soft Ethereal Layers Of Daisies To Welcome Spring + blog hop.
But I love the new lay out of your mailing it’s indeed if I receive a letter from a friend.
You stay safe and warm with all the snow and thank you so much for all the beautiful inspiration you gave us. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hi Henriette, I’m sorry to hear that storms affect your breathing. That must be so scary. It’s good to hear you are through the storms safe and sound though. We had minimal trouble, just a couple of branches broke under the heavy snow.
Thanks for the feedback on the newsletter. I’ll keep working at getting all the details right. It’s always a learning curve when you start something new but I get there in the end!
I’m a lung patient Debby and I can’t find the right translation for the difference between short of breath, what solution is usually to take it easy and do everything at a very slow pace. The other is; not getting enough air I know how it feels (happens to me a few times) and it can be scary. Taking more meds and using my oxygen can help if not I have to get other meds or be hospitalized. The stormy weather is giving me gladly only short of breath.
I’m sure you’ll get there in the end with your newletter, don’t doubt it!
Stay safe and have a wonderful week.
Oh, Henriette, I hope you manage to stay out of the hospital! We’ve had another snowfall – 5 inches this time. And just after I put out some spring bulbs too. They will be feeling a bit chilly LOL. Take good care of yourself and keep well. Hugs Debby x
So soft and pretty and feels like spring! Wish I could say that about my current weather. Love the new newsletter format too!
So lovely! Hope you are doing well Debby!!!
Dear Debby – This card is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the fresh, soft feeling from it. I hope you are well, dear lady. I think you are ahead of us in the springtime dept if you already have daffies showing through the soil, heads or no. We hit about 60F today and that was the high for the week. I think it’s to be about 48F tomorrow. I stink at Celsius temps, sorry…
Hope you have an excellent weekend! Glad you are in the hop!
Lori S in PA
Hi Lori, I am definitely ahead of the weather! We may have bulbs sprouting but today I woke up to heavy snow fall as yet another storm comes through. Sounds like you have a way to go yet too. We can wish though right?! Stay safe and warm. Debby x
Such a stunning card Debby, love the soft tones. That die is definitely on my wish list, so many possibilities!!
Be still my beating heart. I love, love, love this card. The coloring is so delicate, yet it’s quite dynamic. The base is just lovely. Your decisions to do the flowers slightly tinted with all the with just stirs up springtime feelings. Beautiful
Just loved the card and al those subtle details.
Love your new style inbox deliveries, so very personal.
I always find you so friendly and this just amplifies that feelings.
Unfortunately we can’t get deliveries from SSS in Australia at the moment.
Damm logistics but as soon UPS is delivering to Australia I have a huge wish list.
Warmest of hugs from sunny Australia.
Hi Lisa, thanks for the feedback on my new newsletter style. It’s great to hear that the move over has been good for everyone. I found this lovely company with great style for the newsletter templates and run by women.
I’m sorry to hear logistics mean you can’t get SSS at the moment. I hope it is only a temporary glitch.
Hugs from snowy, damp, windy Scotland LOL. Debby x