... my plans for yesterday underwent a rather radical change. I had planned to spend the day in my craft room playing with my new Waltzingmouse Stamps. But I ended up having a major sort out in our family room - I can almost see the top of the Pool Table now!! I've sorted all the old magazines, newspapers and cardboard into the recycling boxes - looks great. I even got around to doing some filing which I'd been putting off. The upshot being I was tired!!
However, I have been playing this morning. My card is based on two challenges. The first is the sketch layout from Clean & Simple - FTL146 and the second is this week's colour challenge from The Play Date Cafe - PDCC89.
I've played about a little bit with the layout sketch - but not much! My card is a DL - I've made a few this size recently - quite like it!! The colours are just gorgeous, soft, subtle pastel colours - mint, buttercream and taupe - yum! I started off by cutting the mint and taupe card to fit across the centre of my card. I then used my new flourish stamps from WMS - they're fab!! I inked them up with Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder to give a tone-on-tone effect - looks fab with the flourishes. Next I paper pierced above and below the central panel - I used the mat pat that I got from Stampin' Up! - worked a treat. Next I stamped a couple of the mini doilies - again using the tone-on-tone technique and cut them out with punches. I made contrasting mats for both doilies. I found a lovely big flower in my stash and coloured it with shimmer chalks to give a buttercream finish and topped it with this lovely rosebud. The coloured the leaves with a Versamark pen and applied shimmer chalk. Finally, I added a simple sentiment. And here's my card - I'm really pleased with this.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Roses in Bloom, Say It Loud, Dainty Doilies Large, Fancy Flourishes, Scallops & Dots
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Sahara Sand
Card: Stampin' Up! - Sahara Sand; Mint from stash
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, card from stash; Mat Pack, Circular punches
I am now officially fed up with the rain - we've had it for three days now. I'm sure that my garden is well watered and would now benefit from some hot summer sun!! I know that Mum and I would enjoy it much more :)
I'm back to Scouts this evening - my knee is much better now and I think I really ought to be there for our penulitmate meeting of the term. Provided the weather is reasonable tonight, we're going to have a BBQ and games. The kids will cook their own burgers and run around like mad things - heaven!! Bye for now.