I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend, it was nice just to have a relaxing day yesterday, my poor legs needed a 'do nothing' kind of day. We basically had a relaxed morning, a late breakfast/brunch, then Paul went out in the garden with Harley for a bit and I started to clear a space in my craft room for my new goodies, I didn't really buy that much this time though, some paint, ink pads and a couple of stamp sets, I will share a photo later this week.
Today's card is my first Bright & cheerful challenge card, I used one of my new stamp sets 'Aall & Create' plate #270 'Just Grow' (I love it).
I stamped the image and coloured it with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, I tried a couple of other things but the Barn Door red worked well Aged Mahogany for shading. I used a Versamark Pen over the top so that I could emboss the flowers.
I used the same ink to create a mat for my topper and to colour the Spotted Tulle Ribbon but the colour didn't look the shade (no idea why). But I think it all works.
I die cut the 'Hello' twice and then added versamark over one and embossed with clear powder twice which gave a raised shiny finish, it didn't really pick up in the photo though.
I thought it needed something else so I stamped 'My Friend' in the same ink and punched it out and added a Black mat to lift if from the background.
I can't wait to see your 'Bright and Cheerful' cards.
I am going to spend the day in my craft room today, having a another attempt at my Gelli Plate...'Watch this space!
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all