.... that's the inspiration photo, and it's totally gorgeous. This week's colour challenge from The Play Date Cafe - PDCC66 - is to use a splash of colour - PURPLE!!! Love it. I am combining this with the challenge from Just Us Girls - JUGS69 - which is to make a 3D flower.
Now I'm not great at making 3D anything. However, I have attempted a decoupaged rose. I cut out the petals and layered them up - only three layers mind!! (see picture below for detail) I've kept this card really clean and simple, and decided that the black, grey, silver and purple would make an excellent sympathy card. It's never easy making a sympathy card, but it's useful to have one in your collection - just in case.
Anyway, I used a soft grey backing paper onto which I sprayed some silver Cosmic Shimmer - first time out of the bottle!! And I love the soft shimmer that it gives the paper - I'll definitely be using it again. I used the small rose from my Waltzingmouse Roses in Bloom set, stamped the image three times and coloured them with Promarkers. I used my new Octagon nesties to cut out the base layer but turned it to stand on a point! I made a backing layer in black gloss card by drawing around the die and cutting out the shape. I found two shades and widths of purple/lilac ribbon, stuck them together and attached them to the card. I finished off with a simple greeting which has also been sprayed with some Cosmic Shimmer silver.
Despite not being great at 3D things - I'm quite pleased with the subtle effect! I think I may have another go at 3D flowers later this week.
Now, a quick film review - Tangled - a really fun film. It's the story of Rapunzel - but updated a bit. She's a feisty girl who wants to explore the world and gets involved with a rogue called Flynn Rider!! It's a great way to spend some time with the children and the story is not too soppy. We saw the 2D version, but there is a scene where the couple are in a boat on a lake and the sky is full of Chinese lanterns - I should think in 3D this is magical. There is the usual happy ending, but not without a tear (well I shed one or two) along the way. Kathryn and I had a great time :)
That's all for now. I have another card to share with you later this evening. And then tomorrow is the latest CR84FN challenge - do check back for that - the colours are fabulous!!!