... this card has been made for three challenges. The first is this week's colour challenge at Colour Q - cQc96 - love these shades of blue and green. The second is this week's sketch at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC58, designed by Kelly Schirmer. And the last is for the CASE (copy and share with everyone) challenge at Waltzingmouse.
Every other month over at Waltzingmouse they have the SOAPs - Stamp of Approval Parade - where the WM DT share cards they've made with the most recently released stamp sets and also revisit one of the old sets. The parade takes place over four days and the ladies make the most wonderful cards - do drop by and see.
I've kept pretty much to the sketch layout, except that I've turned it to a landscape layout. As for the Colour Q colours - I've matched them as closely as I can.
I've actually CASEd a couple of cards - by two of my favourite card designers - Mona Pendleton and Kate Whelan - they are both extremely talented ladies.
Kate has created lovely patterns using WM stamps on the kettle, teacup and border - and I've taken that idea to create a pattern on my teacup. I've also used the flourishes to make the steam coming from the teacup.
As I'm not great at bows, I've gone for a very simple ribbon treatment by running ribbon along the top of the backing paper and also using it to make the tag. The tag has been made from three copies of the Afternoon tea stamp, one which I've kept plain and used as the reverse (see below). The other two have been coloured with Promarkers (as close to the Colour Q colours as possible) - I cut out the middle section and layered into onto the pale background.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Cameo to Go, Cameo Maker, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea Sentiments, Flourishes - Scallops and Dots
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey
Promarkers: Cyan (Tempting Turquoise), Blue Pearl (Bashful Blue), Tan
Accessories: Card, ribbon and paper from stash
I had a really good night last night. I'm being very good and doing my exercises and keeping the knee iced to make sure there is no swelling. I'm also taking the pain killers I've been given. It's all going really well. I've got my crutches, but I'm not leaning on them much at all - only when I'm using the stairs. My family have been great - getting me coffee and sorting out the meals - so nice!! And it's been a really fun afternoon in my craft room. Jonathan has been busy working on some of his photos - he's entering a competition with food/drink based photos - seems it a bit of a theme at the moment ;)
That's all for now. See you soon.