... this week's OLW64 challenge is being hosted by Susan at Simplicity. Susan would like us to make a one layer card (obviously), stamp an outline image and colour it with the medium of our choice. So many possibilities!!!
I decided to use this challenge to make another card for this year's Christmas Card Collection. I'm doing really well on that front too - I've made well over 40 cards so far - which is excellent, as this time last year, I had none!! I had a look through my Stamp Catalogue and settled on this lovely poinsettia. Stamped using Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers - easy peasy.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Big Blooms - Poinsettias, Very Vintage Christmas Stamps
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Promarkers: Poppy, Lipstick Red, Baby Pink, Lush Green, Emerald, Meadow Green, Cool Grey 1
Accessories: Card from stash
Unfortunately, I noticed that the Promarkers have bled a little on this card. The base card is a slightly more absorbent card stock than I usually use - so in future no colouring directly on this card!!!
It's been an extremely busy day - and a very messy one too. I've spent most of the day painting 11 double photo frames. The frames are pine wood and needed to be rubbed down, to get rid of the sharp edges, and then painted with white acrylic so that they are ready for Kathryn and her friends to decorate on Sunday. I ended up covered in little spots of white paint!! Still the frames look quite good. I'll give them one last coat of paint tomorrow and then the girls can go to town with gems, buttons, stamps, ribbon, glitter - as much bling as they'd like!!
The postman has been working over time too - we had another two parcels delivered today - Kathryn's had a steady stream of parcels arriving for her - all safely tucked away until tomorrow morning when it will be mayhem!! The good thing was that one of those parcels was for me - my new goodies from Stampin' Up! - sadly I won't be able to play with them until next week.
And that's all for now - I'm off back to my craft room to for a while. Bye for now.
- Deborah Frings
- Northville, Michigan, United States
- I'm married to my best friend, Jonathan, and he's very supportive, or should that be tolerant, of my crafting addiction!!! We have two wonderful children, Ben and Kathryn. I am blessed with a loving family and am surrounded by friends, both virtual and real-life. I believe in life-long learning and graduated a couple of years ago with a BSc in Chemistry. If I'm not in my craft room making cards, then you might find me reading, taking photos, or simply being with the family.