Good Morning Ladies,
Happy 'Hump' day !! I hope that you are all well, hugs on route to those feeling delicate 😘.
Janet I'm so pleased to read that you are starting to get organised for your summer break at Marigny, atleast you can go with a worry free mind, Fingers crossed your Ferry crossing is smooth and problem free, I would love it if you could let me know if the problems around passport stamping have eased. I bet you cannot wait to get there and put your feet up. My mouth is watering just thinking about the fresh baked bread and those yummy cakes XXX
Today's card I made yesterday afternoon, I used the free stamp set that came with the latest copy of Creative Stamping Magazine, its the one I featured on Saturday, the stamps are by Christina Griffiths, I followed the instructions for one of the cards featured in the magazine, it was involved as far as techniques go, stamping, masking, stencilling, more masking, shadowing, Watercolouring, the part that took me the longest was choosing the colours. I used Spun Sugar Distress ink for stencilling, then Picked Raspberry (i blended a lot of it on on scrap paper first) for the flowers I used Rich Razzleberry and Polished Pink blended with waterbrush.It took my a good couple of hours but most of that was fussy cutting 2 masks for each stamp and deciding what colours to use, i stamped a couple of flowers on a scrap piece of card and tested different colour combinations on them. The finishing touches were a some of the darkest ink splattered around and some stickles ( which I haven't used for year) in the centres of the flowers. I really enjoyed making this card, which is surprising as I was on my own, I'm not sure if it was the more taxing techniques or because it was something different, I was surprised when Paul walked in, where Normally I'm clock watching. I think I am going to have to choose some quick and easy cards if I want to build a stash for holiday though, I did manage my goal of 2 cards, both needed masking and fussy cutting and colouring though, my craft desk was a disaster zone when I had finished!!!
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all,