Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you managed to stay warm and cosy yesterday, I was tucked up in many layers and virtually sitting on my oil radiator in my craft room. I have started putting my clothes on the Aga at night so that they are super warm and cosy when it comes to putting them on.
Did any of you watch the BBC 'Around the World in 80 days' featuring David Tennant over Christmas, we recorded it and finished watching it last night, it was a really good version of the story, David Tennant played Phileas Fogg, it was a real mix of thriller, feel good factor and a little bit of Romance, by the last episode we were really on the edge of the sofa willing him on!! It is so rare to find something decent to watch these days. I would love to know if any of you watched and what you thought.
Todays card is the result of an experiment, I used a piece of 'Mixed Media' card and stamp a flower from SU Flower Shop stamp set down one side of the card and across the bottom and a little across the top, I stamped in Versamark and added white embossing powder and heat set, I was going to do the Emboss resist technique using Pixie Powders.
I placed the stamped piece of card on my messy mat and sprinkled a little Golden Mint and Peacock Green Pixie Powders over the embossed areas, I spritzed it with water and watched the magic happen, I was surprised as both Sue and I have always had such rubbish results before. I popped it onto the Aga to dry and when I looked at it I just wasn't sure about it but I thought if I punched a flower the same as the one I used on the background in matching coloured card and added a tiny dusting of the Golden Mint Pixie Powder to tie it into the background, I spritzed it with water and dried it and then did the same with the leaves. I arranged them onto the background and stamped a sentiment on the top left corner in Black ink.
I looked at it after I had matted it onto matching Green matt and then onto a white base card and all of a sudden it just looked OK, I really love the amount of shimmer and the colour mix, so I went from being 'hhhmmm I think I will just bin it' to 'Ooh I love it' in the space of 45 mins. So before you bin a background just give it a second chance. lol 😂😁
I am hoping to see Sue today, which is lovely because Paul has to go into the office, I am looking forward to some crafting with a friend, which is a perfect combination.
I hope that you all have a lovely day too,
Love and Hugs to all of you,