Ladies please join me in Wishing Our Lovely Pat a Very Happy Birthday, I hope you have a lovely day and that you thoroughly enjoy your exciting holiday packed year ahead, so many new adventures to look forward to, lots of love and hugs xxxxx
Well I spoke too soon about the weather, Oh my goodness what a terrible day it was yesterday, we had to have the lights on all day it was that dark, the wind was so strong it was making the windows rattle, we know all the draughty spots now thats for sure, more rain too, all day long, the river is at its highest ever, we went to have a look yesterday afternoon, the hay bales in the fields are pretty much submerged, just a bit poking out of the water, seeing the current across the field was an incredible sight, the ditches and dikes are all over flowing and the river is lapping over the road, not sure how much higher it will get but there was a lot more rain yesterday and that usually has an effect the following day. It seems as though the World is in a right pickle with Fires, Floods, Volcano's erupting, tornado and storms too, it seems like there is something new every night when you watch the news. I hope that you are all dry and safe my lovelies xxx
Your Next Challenge
This weeks challenge theme is 'Pattern Building', putting it simply I would like you to create a patterned Background for your card using whatever medium you like for example the first card (above) I used stamps to create the background, it was a set of lace border stamps from Stampin Up, one of the first sets that I ever used! I quite like the result, it made a lovely background.
My second card was made using Die cuts to create the background, I covered the base of my card with a double sided adhesive sheet, next I built the pattern using a Sue Wilson die that I used to cut some pretty lilac card, creating a pile, all I had to do then was play around to find a pattern that I liked, I pressed them onto the adhesive sheet and covered the rest of the sheet with micro-beads to cover the open stickiness. I then added some matching ribbon and a some embellishments.
That's two examples of how you can create your pattern built background, you could also:
Create your pattern on your computer
Create Your Pattern using Paper piecing
Used Stamps to Build a Pattern
Used Dies to cut Shapes to build your pattern with.
Use your Groovi plates to create your pattern, that might get some of us to experiment: Pat, Sue, Brenda, Lynda, Janet, me !!
You could also use embellishments like Buttons, sequins, gemstones etc.
I have a few ideas buzzing around in my head, I am really looking forward to this challenge.
I have got some more, older cards to hopefully inspire you, I will add those to Saturdays Blog Post.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with. xx
I am so pleased that it's Friday once again, I am really looking forward to the weekend, I hope you are too,
Sending love and hugs to all,