....my card has been made for this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge - OLW61. It's being hosted by Jennifer at Styles Ink - Jennifer's been away on holiday recently - so I'd like to say Hi and welcome back. I always find I like being back in my own home after a break - sleeping in my bed, having my things about me - it's nice! Now the theme for this week's challenge has been decided by Jennifer's little lad - he likes to draw pictures and suggested, flowers, trees and clouds. And settled on clouds!!! Oh dear! This is hard - I've been thinking about my card for a while. First off, I wasn't at all sure I could rustle up any clouds. I've seen what some of the other ladies have done - talented bunch that they are - but then going through my Stamp Album I came across a sweet cloud stamp - problem solved.
However, that left me with what to do to have clouds as the feature - planes, birds, hot air balloons. I took some stash with me to craft class this morning and played around. I made a lovely card - really pleased with the layout and design - and then I got ink on it!!! Darn. So, this afternoon, I had another go - and it's better. Here's my card:
I stamped the butterfly off the edge of the card and then put my largest oval nestie over the top. I actually embossed this by hand - with a light box!!! I stamped several clouds and the butterfly onto some post-it notes and cut them out. I masked the butterfly, and positioned the clouds inside the frame. Next I added a sky using stencil brushes. This gives a lovely soft subtle effect. I moved the cloud masks a bit and added a bit of ink over the clouds to give dimension. Next I added some grass inside the frame. I coloured the butterfly with promarkers and then added a sentiment. The word "create" was in the same set as the cloud - and seems totally appropriate for a challenge card! I'm really pleased how this turned out.
Stamps: Hero Arts - "C"; Stampendous - Flowerfly
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
Promarkers: Purple, Orchid, Lavender
Spellbinders: Petit Ovals Lg (S4-138) die # 6
Accessories: Card from stash
I was at Kathryn's school this afternoon, watching a special presentation of the show the children did for the Pensioner's Tea last week. It was brilliant - all the children sang their hearts out - and I have to admit to a tear in my eye!!
Now, it's time for tea. And I plan to catch up on some reading this evening. I'll be back tomorrow. Bye for now.