Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all enjoying this lovely sunshine, it just makes such a difference to the day to get up and fling all the windows open and get washing dry too! I had to change our sheets yesterday as I had bought a new super king flat sheet to go on the bottom and for some reason it has gone all bobbly, you know what I mean, pilling I think they call it, it's so annoying, I can't sleeping on it, I have said before I am like the 'princess and the pea' when it comes to bed, the slightest crease or crumb means the bed gets stripped and straightened, feeling those little bits on my legs is awful, so that sheet can go to he a rag or something! Are any of you the same??
Becca had a lovely Birthday, Adam whisked her off to Alton Towers on Tuesday then they drove to Birmingham and stayed in a nice hotel, Adam had paid to have the room decorated and have prosecco and strawberries waiting when they arrived, yesterday they went for a wander round Gas Street Basin and the canals which have been redeveloped into little boutiques and Bistros, they couldn't have wished for better weather.
Today's card is one I made for Becca's Birthday, using Anna Marie Designs papers and dies, I layered papers onto the base card, after distressing the edges, adding little tears and inking to grunge it up a little. I added a pearl lace trim under a central panel of the pretty papers, I then began to work on the main focal point which was a layered die cut butterfly, I used Anna Marie designs Butterfly die to cut a black outline followed by another two outline/ border pieces, then I added full butterfly die cuts in patterned paper and vellum.
I then started to embellish the butterfly, I used different foliage die cuts in green card, white card and vellum. To add a bit of texture I coloured a piece of white tulle black with a posca pen, gathered it and tucked it under the butterfly's wing. I used sentiments from the Hunkydory sentiment pad, layered onto white card and arranged them down the card. For the inside I used another piece of Anna Marie paper and die cut the Happy Birthday, black looked too heavy, white got lost, so I used the black to create a drop shadow, I think it works. I hope she likes it.
I hope that you all have a lovely day in the sunshine,
Love and hugs to all of you,