Monday, 16 April 2018
Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all had a lovely weekend, some of you got to spend time in the garden yesterday but it rained here from lunchtime, in fact I think the rain is set is timer that clicks on just as my washing machine finishes!
Matt cut both lawns just in time and Paul managed to get some blueberry bushes planted too.
Luckily we have a large entrance hall in this house so we had 2 clothes airers out all day, I hate it though, I like to see it blowing on the line.
The weeks Challenge is something different for a change I think it's something you can all manage quite easily.....
I would like you to make your own Background for your card, I don't mind how you create it, there are so many different techniques you could use.
You could we ink to an Embossing Folder (letterpress)
Or just emboss and add ink to highlight detail
Pixie Powders/Mica powder
Distress Oxides/Distress Inks
Serif Craft Artist /Scan&Cut (just for you Karen) 😉
Groovi backgrounds too (Pat)
To name but a few, I'm pretty sure there are a lot more that I haven't thought of.
This is the background I created ....
I then cut a piece of card slightly bigger than my coloured piece and added versamark around the edges, I then added gold embossing powder and heat set, this gives the same gold as in the main element, I did the same for the mat behind my flag and the leaves.
My pink layer was simply white card coloured with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, it goes onto the card so smoothly, it honestly looks like coloured card.
I finished by mounting onto a white card base.
I used the Sunshine Sayings and matching thinlits to create my sentiment, which I stamped on to piece of white card coloured with Picked Raspberry and I then used my Banner Triple punch to create the flag tail.
The flowers were cut from a piece of the stamped background using a die from May Flower Thinlits'.
I hope you like my card and it inspires you a little.
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs to all