Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and relaxed after the weekend, I didn't relax on Saturday as I spent finishing off the card I was asked to make by a lady in the village for her Daughters 50th Birthday so no pressure! I finished it very late on Saturday, delivered it Sunday morning, she loved it, thank goodness! I can't relax when I am creating cards for customers! After I had delivered it which took a while as we sat and chatted, I had to clear the devastation left by the best part of 3 days making that card, I must of gotten out every colour of flower making foam, different shades of card for accents on the card, a huge pile of stamens for the flowers, the mini iron, glue gun and sticks, 3 different pairs of scissors, pokey tools and plenty of dies ( I tried about 5 different kinds) then another large selection of dies for foliage! I do always intend on tidying as I go, I really do, put it just doesn't happen!! I end up working in a space that measures 6x6 inches on my A3 glass mat. I can't be the only one.
Once tidied I started on today's card, I wanted to use my new Social Butterfly Stamp set than won from an Ebay Auction! I have a large pile of backgrounds and bits of backgrounds left over from either playing with different techniques. This shades of blue background jumped out at me because of the "Spotty/Dotty' Background, it was a Tracy Evans inspired piece. To continue the spotty theme I used this particular Dragonfly/Moth (I'm not sure what it is) but I love the dotty detail along the wings, so I thought it was perfect for this Challenge, I stamped it in Versafine Clair and added Clear embossing powder to enhance the black ink, I did this because is really textured which can be tricky to stamp on. I really like how it turned out. I finished it off by matting onto a narrow black mat and then on to a white card base.
I hope that you all have a pleasant day,
I would like to send special hugs to both Brenda and Lynda, lots of love too 😘
Love and hugs to all of you,