Monday, 13 April 2020
My 1st Card with something Recycled
Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all had an enjoyable weekend, the weather stayed sunny and warm through Sunday too here so scuppered my plans for eating Roast Turkey dinner in cooler weather, we ending up having roast in the evening to make it more enjoyable. The highlight of the day was getting to speak to my Mum, my sister was with her and put her phone on speaker and I shouted, she heard most of what I said, but getting to tell her that I loved her and hearing her response was a delight. She has been really enjoying my letters too, I am getting to use all the cards that I have made and not used over past couple of years.
For my challenge card I decided to use a book that I had rescued from a book sale a couple of years ago it was in a bag ready to be binned as the pages were falling out, the book is actually Poldark, its really discoloured which makes it even better for crafting with. I used a page to cover just under a half of my card front, I then created a border with black card and a SU border punch, I topped that with a scrap piece of lace trim from my scrap box.
I took a few more book pages and used a Spellbinder flower die to cut several flowers, I spritzed them with water and screwed them up to give them some texture and shape, once they were dry I unravelled them and layered them up off setting them as I went as this makes the flowers look fuller, to finish the flowers I brushed over the edges with Vintage photo ink and added some around the edges of my card too, I popped a black gemstone into the centre of each flower and arranged them on my card front, I then die cut some bits of foliage to finish the arrangement.
To finish the card I added black gem stones onto each of the lace flowers and popped some in opposite corners of the card to draw your eye into the design. I stamped my sentiment onto the top of a book page and punched it out with my SU banner punch. I kind of like how it turned out, I hope that it gives you some ideas.
We have had a productive weekend in the garden, all of our composters are now full of weeds, I spent yesterday trying to tidy the greenhouse but boy was it hot in there, Paul was busy weeding and edging lawns.
Sending love and hugs to all of you,