Our UK visitors left yesterday to return home, and although I am completely
exhausted, it was very sad to see them go. I shall miss them immensely.
Naturally, I did not get a chance to 'play' in my craft room, except for
fulfilling my DT commitments......almost.......
I managed to load this card onto the Winter Wonderland blog for our 'How
Charming' challenge (which ended last Thursday), but I did not get a
chance to post it into my blog until today.
Michelle from MR Designs sponsored the challenge, and she kindly
gave us a generous selection of her lovely digital papers
to use on our creations.
I cut the sentiment out by hand, and sponged the edges with Vintage Photo
distress ink. Without reinking the sponge, I folded it over and pulled the
stark white twine through it several times, thus using the remainder of
the distress ink. The holly charm had raised edges, so I applied
copper and red Stickles to it.
The flowers were cut with punches, sponged with Distress ink,
shaped with McGill tools, and when assembled, I applied
copper Stickles to the centres.
My deer was made with four layers of cardstock and one of shimmery
copper paper. To create even more dimension, I mounted him with
tiny pieces of 3D tape.
Inside the card.
Paper - MR Designs digital
Sentiment - Crafts 4 Eternity
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Ovals; Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens; Marianne Deer LR 0179
Punches - EK Success Retro Flowers Large and Medium
Charm and twine are from my
Challenges I Would like To Enter
ABC - 'O Is For Open' (Anything Goes)
A Gem Of A Challenge #150 - 'Animals or Birds'
Animal Friends #29 - 'At The Zoo'
Brown Sugar # 157 - 'Animals'
Crafting For All Seasons #106 - 'Christmas In July'
Through The Purple Haze - 'Flowers'
'Art' is a wonderful journey, don't you think. For me personally I feel I am
evolving all the time. Why I say this is because even just a year ago, I
would have intensely disliked this style of card, and I have always
'hated' the colour combination of blue and brown...now I love it...
along with shabby chic, distressed, and mixed media.
Now I have finished my self "psycho-analysis", I will come back to
earth with a bump to attend to the massive pile of linen that is
lurking in my laundry.
Until next time, thank you for visiting,