Good Monday Morning Ladies,
Welcome August you have arrived a lot faster than we anticipated, July was over in a flash! I always think that as August finishes it feels like we are on the run down to Christmas, when we get back from holiday the shops have started getting in the Christmas Chocolate etc. We have a lot happening in August so I am guessing it will fly by too. What do you all have planned for this month? I cannot believe that Matt turns 30 this month, that makes me feel really old. I have a frustrating job today, the first overnight hotel we have booked has cancelled our room as they had double booked apparently, it was a lovely hotel too, really quirky and individual, we stayed there last year on our way down and back, we had a beautiful suite overlooking the Loire for our wedding anniversary on our way home. I bet there will be hardly anything left now, we booked weeks ago.
Today's card is one of my makes from last week, I used the stencil that came free with the last Creative Stamping magazine and did a 'Partial Stencil' technique, which is pretty self explanatory, I chose a corner of the stencil and used Broken China Distress ink to add colour brushing the ink up from the corner, it's actually really effective, I think that like a lot of us I had 'fear of the White Space' thinking that a card doesn't look finished unless every bit of card is covered. This technique works really well at drawing your eye to the point of focus, which in this case is the flower that is also from that same magazine, I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink to colour it after I had heat embossed with white powder, just so that the detail shows up. To finish the card I added a sentiment stamped in grey ink so that it wasn't as harsh as black, which would draw your eye away from the flower. I hope you like it and it gives you another way to use your stencils.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,