Saturday 23 July 2022

Butterfly Challenge

The Butterfly Challenge is back after a short break and this time the letter of the alphabet is 'S', with the usual theme of a card shape and various colours - read all about it HERE.  There are some lovely prizes on offer as well so why not have a go.  I've only managed two of the colours on my card (salmon pink and sage green) and of course some butterflies fluttering around the basket of flowers.  The papers were left over from a previous project and the small flowers were lying around in a container on my desk where I usually drop any oddments which I can't bear to throw away.

Bicycle - Memory Box die which I've had for years
Flowers - Flower die from John Next Door
Butterfly die - from Crafter's Companion
Papers - from a Paper Pantry USB

Thursday 21 July 2022

Cone Flowers

 This card is not quite how it started out but at least I managed to rescue it.  Background is a Gelli print which was done using fairly textured watercolour paper and the two flowers were stamped using Versamark ink and embossed with white followed by stamping all the rest of the foliage using various inks.  Unfortunately because of the texture the white embossing just didn't have the intended impact and the piece almost made it into the bin 🙄. However after a bit of thought I stamped the flower heads onto some scrap card so that I could colour and fussy cut them to layer over the offending white blooms.  As I said not quite what was intended but at least my time making the background and adding all the stamping wasn't wasted.

Hope everyone is surviving the extreme heat - thankfully the temperature seems to have returned to a more normal level.  Feeling uncomfortably hot just sitting still is a bit much isn't it🥵

Cone Flowers - stamps from Hobby Arts
Foliage - various stamps, mainly from Lavinia with some freebies

Monday 18 July 2022

Allsorts Week 685

 Guess what the challenge is this week on Allsorts - yes it's **Christmas in July** and today is set to be the hottest on record so they say🥵.  For this card I started with two pieces of patterned paper and a narrow strip of red arranged to look like wallpaper and carpet.  Next I die cut a window and backed it with a piece of scenic DSP.  Finally die cut the Christmas tree, presents and the black cat lying on the windowsill. I decided this one didn't need a sentiment on the front as it speaks for itself.

Window - Memory Box die
Tree and parcels - Sizzix dies
Snowy scene - DSP from Stampin' Up (long retired)
Cat - die which was a free gift when I purchased the window