.... the challenge for this week over at Waltzingmouse Sketch is a real fun one - they've given us a pennant as the basis of our design. At first I was going to be quite literal and simply make a banner, but I ended up making a card.
As you know, I am Scout Leader for our local Group. Well, last week there was a district quiz competition, but we didn't manage to get a team together, and I was feeling a bit rough so I didn't go down for the evening. So you can imagine my surprise and shock when there was a knock at my door last Thursday to see Katie and Lena (her mum) standing there holding a Prize Shield. Katie was beaming from ear to ear and delighted in telling me that we had won the Quiz competition!! ??? Katie went along to the competition on her own and represented the Group - and she won - all on her own!! So the card I've made is especially for her - she's a winner!
I was lucky to get my new lacey pennant dies last week, so I was delighted be able to use them on this card. The colours are from this week's CR84FN challenge - cream, garnet and chartreuse - wonderful colours, and I'm so pleased to use them again - check it out!!
I stamped the lovely swirly banner from the new Waltzingmouse Vintage Banner set in Versamark and then embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer Lava Red Aurora. The embossed pennant was cut out with the matching Spellbinders Lacey Pennant, and then tinted with shabby shutters distress ink. I decided that I'd have some smaller banners hanging behind the main pennant, so used the coordinating swirly pennant from Bitty Banners. I stamped two rows - one in shabby shutters and one in aged mahogany. The sentiment comes from another Waltzingmouse set - Back in the Saddle, but seemed to be totally appropriate for this card. Finally, I added two ribbons to the main pennant - they started off as white ribbon, but were dyed with aged mahogany! You should see my fingers ;)))
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Banners, Bitty Banners, Back in the Saddle
Inks: Distress - Shabby Shutters, Aged Mahogany; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders: Nested Lacey Pennants (S5-029) die #4
Accessories: Cosmic Shimmer Lava Red Aurora embossing powder; Card from stash; Ribbon from stash
I don't quite know how I've managed to get another card done so quickly. Actually I do, I was all ready to pack Kathryn's bags for her, but she'd done it!! So all I had to do was check to make sure that she has everything she's going to need for the next few days. She's so grown up, so independent and so excited!! And that really is all for today. I want to spend some time this evening catching up on blogs, tidying my desk (which looks like a bomb site) and reading my new book. The last part of the Jean Auel series :)