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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

How Charming

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 junk stash

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'

'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 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,
Jennifer. x