Good Morning Ladies,
I absolutely adore this card of Karen's and thought it would be perfect for brightening everyone's day!
Karen kindly sent it for me to share today as I just haven't had the chance to sit and relax long enough to make a card, I tried to go into my craft room at about 8pm to start by I just couldn't muster any inspiration, I think my creativity has fallen into a box with my Mojo!!
Karen created this card by using Sharpie pens to scribble onto plastic/acetate, you then spray over the scribbles with 'Rubbing Alcohol' and 'smooshing' (Karen's technical term) it around, this disperses the scribbles, making the colours blend together, giving that amazing effect. I am not surprised the ladies on your craft weekend loved the technique Karen.
Karen then die cut some white card with 'Memory Box Blushing Bouquet' three times, then placed them strategically onto the beautiful background, the three pieces were then matted on to a complimentary colour card and placed even distance apart, staggered in an ascending pattern across the card, a few pearls in matching shade were added to finish the design.
Karen this card is stunning, I love it and I am now off to buy some 'Rubbing Alcohol' !
Although I am curious to know what you 'rub' it on ?.....
Our second visit to Manor Lodge went well, we got to meet Mr Sainsbury, who I have to say was a delightful chap, he was very chatty and was keen to tell us how lovely the village was, he explained that it was not as 'snobby' as some Cotswold Villages and that they have lots of village events to get involved in. Paul and Lucy were in charge of doing some measuring up and it looks as though most things will fit in ok.
So now we have the dilemma, do we pay the holding deposit (non refundable) on this house and just not look any more, or do we wait another week or two to see if anything else comes up? Bearing in mind that our deadline is now only 22 days away.
Hoping to see Pat today which will be a nice diversion from Packing, I haven't really had any crafty chat since before Christmas.
I was pleased to read that Terry was feeling brighter yesterday Lynda, what exciting things did you pick up from Margaret this time? Oh and how are your new specs?? X
Brenda, how Bloomin' frustrating and disappointing, I think that they rush things too much these days and because they promise such tight deadlines on things the older traditional Craftsmen's techniques are replaced by either crappy machinery or a faster method, it's so sad to see that so many of the older Crafts methods are being phased out. The 9th Jan is a long time to wait when you are frustrated about something, I bet it is a trick to give you time to calm down before them visiting you!
Well I'm off to source some rubbing alcohol...
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs