... gosh today's plans went a bit adrift this morning. I was planning on getting some of the washing done, but before putting the machine on, I decided to make a cup of coffee. That was when I discovered we had no water in the village. The mains water had been cut off - I rang to find out what the problem was - a burst water main!! So no washing!!
So instead, I've done some reading and managed to make a card for this week's Colour Q challenge - cQc98. They have the most gorgeous colours - but I think they are playing with the new In Colours from Stampin' Up! That being the case, I've had to match the colours as best I can.
The stamp that I've used is really fun - love the image and the sentiment - but this is the first time it's seen ink!!! The stamp set came with co-ordinating papers which are very similar to the colours above - well they're close :)
I started off by covering my card base with green paper. I stamped the image in Versafine, embossed it with clear powder and coloured with Promarkers. I used my nesties to cut the image out and to make a couple of layers - one a plain rectangle and a fancy one. I mounted the image and mats onto the card and then added the topiary bush and pot, and stamped in some grass. I'm so glad that this set has finally seen ink - I think it'll be out again soon.
Stamps: Docrafts - Born to Shop - Grown & Sown
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart
Promarkers: Khaki (soft suede), Petrol Blue (island indigo), Turquoise (Bermuda bay), Lime Green (lucky limeade), Raw Sienna, Ice Grey 1
Spellbinders: Fleur de Lis Rectangles (S4-317) #4, Standard Rectangles Sm (S4-130) #5, Standard Rectangles (S4-132)
Accessories: Docrafts - Born to Shop papers, Card from stash
Aunty Sue and Saffron arrive today - I'm so looking forward to seeing them both. The last time I saw Sue was at my sister's funeral in March - so it's good that we get to see each other again in much nicer circumstances. Kathryn can't wait to meet her "cousin" - I'm sure they're going to get on really well. Keep your fingers crossed for decent weather this weekend!
Before I go, I have another couple of Blog Friends, and I'd like to take this opportunity to say Hello and Welcome to Marta and Yvette. And that really is all for today - I'm going to busy with the family. See you soon - have a great weekend!