Good Morning Ladies,
Here we are at the start of another warm week, what have you all got planned this week?
I decided that my brain needed a bit of rest so I went for a Sketch Challenge this week, mainly because the hardest part of the card making process is done for you, it's a bit like 'card making by numbers', you still have a huge input into your actual version of the design though.
Remember that these are just a basic outline of a layout, its open to you adding bits and taking bits away. For instance my first card will only have one handmade decorative paper, not two different ones aa shown in the sketch, I will probably change the shape of the circle and have my sentiment its place instead of an embellishment.
Feel free to play with the design and have fun with it.
My card has a Berry Burst base, I made background a while ago and hadn't used it, it has stamps from 'Share What You Love ' stamp set amd I just used a water brush with a little ink from Berry Burst and Old Olive ink pad on and tapped brush on my hand to get fine speckles all over.
I made a border with the the Ribbon Border Punch, punched two strips, placed them on card and put some gorgeous Ruffled Edge Ribbon in Berry Burst, topped with 1/8 Whisper white ribbon on top. The sentinent is stamped in Berry Burst and die cut with the largest 'Stitched Labels' die. I added a few pearls to finish the card.
I have to be strict with myself this week and get a good few cards made, how do you all motivate yourselves?
My main problem is too much choice, i walk in the craftroom and just cant decide what to make or what to use. So I think it might help if I maybe closed my eyes and picked a stamp set to play with that day, or number a few and get all of you to choose, I'd go with the majority!!
Or if there's anything you would like to see me make just ask, I am happy to try and inspire you.
As I am writing this post I am sat at the allotment watching Paul trot to and fro, fetching barrows full or leaf compost to spread over the allotment to try and keep the weeds down, they added a new drainage system down the side of our plot as the allotments were prone to flooding, well i think that this flippin pipe is doing too good a job as our normally wet sticky clay soil is now a mass of huge cracks, 3,4,5 inches wide and as deep as you can see, I guess it's where the clay has dried out , baked in fact, you couldn't grow anything. It will be interesting to see what happens when we do get rain.
Sadly the approach to the allotment used to be all field and countryside, now its s mass sprawl of houses, all identical, shoe horned in to cram as many houses as possible.
We used to walk through a long arbour of trees, where the road had woodland either side, now your drive past people's doorsteps, they have built thousands of new homes over the past couple of years, but they haven't built new schools or Doctors surgery, its a ridiculous situation and explains the almost one month wait for routine appointments. The developers and councils that give them permission to build should be held to account.
Rant over, soap box back in cupboard, help yourself!
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs to all