Hope you all had a lovely weekend - weather was pretty nice though the mornings started off dull and grey.
If you read my post of Sunday you will know Hubby and I took ourselves out for a walk on Saturday morning. Well, I decided that I would endeavour to do it again during Sunday and headed out (OK, I admit it ... in the car!) - I parked my car at a nice park just a couple of miles from home and set to with my invisible dog (!?!??!? well everyone else present seemed to be walking theirs!) to take a stroll in the lovely surroundings. It was lovely - and I'm sure it will have done me no harm whatsoever!
- ATC blank
- Gloss cardstock coloured using brusho's and mica spray (with clingfilm)
- Anti static bag swiped over the gloss card
- Visible Image INKognito flower stamped using Versamark ink before liberally sprinkling Black Sparkle embossing powder over the image and heat embossing
- Hero Arts small sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- ATC blank
- Panel of faux mother of pearl - utilising iridescent medium/D.I.'s ripe persimmon & picked raspberry
- Visible Image INKognito flower and stem stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
And now, for the card design which was in my head when I steered myself towards the table of craftiness in the first place!!! This card is PERFECT for mailing as it's only One Layer!!! Of course, I SHOULD have felt guilty whilst making this card as my dear hubby was out cutting the lawns and then servicing the mower (he's a little early in laying it up for the winter!?!?!) but ..... NAH!
- 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
- Gash (scrap) card with an aperture ripped to a rough rectangle (I was going for the slightly grungier look to this project and sooooo did NOT want straight lines!)
- With my "mask" taped in place on my card blank I used a Tim Holtz mini blender (and foam pad) to apply Distress Inks in picked raspberry, seedless preserves and stormy sky
- Paper Artsy grungy lines stamped twice using the stormy sky ink
- Visible Image INKognito flower head and stem and also my Woodware sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
- Paper Artsy "splatter" image stamped numerous times using Versacolour silver ink
- Given that I used Distress Inks which react with water I gave the card and envelope a good spray with Spray and Shine - to keep it looking like this when it arrives at its destination!
|And the co-ordinating insert and envelope|
I'm pleased with the way this turned out and even more pleased to have used new stash not once but on THREE projects within a day of receiving it - reSULT!!! I decided against carrying the colour across to the insert on the grounds it was a bit dark - my writing's quite big and I wasn't sure I wouldn't need to write across the deep colour ..... any thoughts on the topic, readers?
I'll be entering this card for the "Anything Goes" challenge over at Suzy Bee's and also for the "Birthday celebrations" challenge at My Sheri Crafts - wish me luck peeps!
And now I'd best get a wiggle on as I'm heading off to meet up with the lovely Lilian (who's known crafting forums as Dudley or LittlelillyB! We're meeting for coffee as we do when time allows - see you in a bit, Lilian