Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that today finds you all well, the glorious weather over the weekend was just what we all needed. It felt so good just sitting out, reading my book, we had breakfast and lunch outside yesterday, my thinking is that the fresh air will blow this virus away a bit quicker. We are both still testing Positive which is so frustrating, Paul is getting really fed up of it now. He still has the cough, our Soph is coughing the most out of all of us bless her, she really doesn't need anymore stress as she is literally 36 hours from her deadline, I have a feeling that she is going to hit a low point when she finishes and she can finally let her body recover, she had so many plans for the week after she finished her final assignment, she has barely seen Lewis as she has been working the clock around, she puts in so much more work than any of her fellow classmates and boy is she a perfectionist! Hopefully a few days recuperation will have her back to full health. Thankfully 'Super' Lucy is still covid free, she must have some incredible immunity! Having said that I think that Soph may have only caught it because she has a rotten cold/flu bug the weeks before and she has exhausted herself, I think being low made her more susceptible.
Anyway on a brighter note I actually got into my craft room and had a play yesterday afternoon, I treated myself to Tim Holtz Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder when I set this challenge but it has laid unused for over a week, so I was determined to have a play with it.
For this card is used Black Soot Distress Ink applied with a brayer to the recessed side of the embossing folder, I spritzed it lightly and then took a piece of Pink Frog card, spritzed both sides of that too and then ran through the embossing machine 3 times (just to make sure), if you look closely the ink doesn't transfer perfectly but I love that, it looks textured in some places too, which is probably from spritzing with water. I will add that I tried this technique twice with different watercolour card before trying the Pink Frog, I found that it absorbed too much of the ink, the colour was too dark and didn't have the subtle look that this piece had. I decided to add some gold embossing to give a little bit of a luxurious feel, so I used an embossing pen on the centre of the poinsettias, I then took a script stamp to add that same gold around the background of the card too. I then matted the card onto a narrow gold mat and then onto black. I really like how this card turned out, I am going to have a play with some different colours today.
I hope that you all have a good day, however you are spending it,
Love and hugs to all of you,