So finally I’m back to posting more of a ‘normal’ routine… Did you miss me? Hmmm, I’m not going to pretend that you will have done, on account of the fact that I know you cannot be possibly hanging over your keyboards, desperately anticipating my next card idea. Don’t try to tell me that’s the case.
I’ve been away on a summer holiday – we spent a lovely week in the Lake District, Cumbria (shall share more details plus pics and projects inspired by the trip, another day). We had taken our laptop and a dongle with the intention of me being able to upload some cards that I’d made before the holiday, but it could not cope with pic uploads. Boo.
So I have lots of fill you in on.
Yesterday would have been a Sketch-On-Saturday but considering this week has been totally out of synch and I didn’t even get to show you my Trend-Alert Tuesday card… well, let’s just call it quits and ‘regular’ service will be resumed next Tuesday and Saturday, ok?
Here’s my card for today, to enter the latest Inspiration Challenge #3, at Lily Pad Cards: to be inspired by something I’ve seen over at ‘the pad’ this month.
Did you see Vicky’s yummy thank you card here? Here’s my (very modest) tribute…
Sadly my shades of Distress Inks do not stretch that far, so I couldn’t capture Vicky’s ace ‘striping’ effect when she stamped that cute flower and leaves. Will have to try it with my other ink cubes sometime.
But I do love the colours she used. So summery and happy.
My topiary roses and the container are stamped from the Flourishes ‘DIY Topiary’ clear set and I coloured them with my watercolour pencils and blended with my waterbrush to try to get Vicky’s watercolour stamped effect.
The flower topiary is embellished with a gingham ribbon and Stickles. Then mounted up on foam pads on to a couple of die-cut labels. I cut, embossed and inked the edges (Distress Ink ‘Tea Dye’) of the labels: Nesties ‘Labels 18’.
I stamped my red card blank using Papertrey Ink’s ‘Background Basics: Newsprint’ in Versamark for a tone-on-tone text effect, like Vicky’s subtle stamped background.
And the greeting is just spelt with some Karen Foster alpha stickers.
This card’s for you, all my bloggy readers who having been stopping by despite the lack of posting from me – thanks for your patience!!
Take care and hope you get some crafty time today, Rx