... Chrissie and Mandi have come up with a fabulous challenge for this week's Less is More theme - LIM46. They want us to use the theme of music - musical instruments, manuscripts or simply base your card on a song title. I've done both!
In my stash I have some lovely stamps from Elusive Images that have only seen ink a few times, but they are perfect for this theme. Some holly, some ivy - the carol is one of my favourites - The Holly and the Ivy.
I stamped the image onto plain paper and heat embossed with clear powder, this gives an image that's really easy to paint. I used Label 8 to cut out the image and then painted the holly, ivy, berries and ribbon with Twinkling H2Os - they have a fabulous shimmer, which is actually visible in this picture! To get the red mat I put the die I used to cut out the image onto some red mirri card, taped it in place and then used my scalpel to cut around the outside of the die - giving a mat that is just a bit bigger than the image. I stamped the line of sheet music onto white card, embossed it and then layered it onto some more red mirri. Finally, I added the sentiment - positioning it with my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig!
Stamps: Elusive Images - The Holly and Ivy; Waltzingmouse - Musical Backgrounds
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Spellbinders: Labels Eight (S5-019) #3
Accessories: Twinkling H2Os; Clear embossing powder, Red mirri and card from stash
Jonathan's home!!! Yippee!!! Our journey to the airport was a bit hairy! It was dry when we left the house, but it started to hail by the time we got to the M56 and visibility wasn't good. I slowed down and kept my distance, but there were several accidents on the motorway. At the airport I turned up at the wrong terminal - silly me. To be fair, it was the right terminal when Kathryn and I arrived home two weeks ago, but KLM switched terminals last week - and I hadn't checked. Our journey home wasn't much better - it was still hailing like mad and one of the accidents (on the other side) caused the motorway to be closed for several hours. I don't know what caused the accident, but some people don't put on their headlights or slow down - and I don't understand that!
Jonathan's had a nap this afternoon, but he's got absolutely no idea what time of day it is :) I know that feeling :) Still, that's all for now - I'm off to watch the final of Strictly Come Dancing - I've got no idea who's going to win this year, but I'd sort of like Chelsea to win. Kathryn wants Aliona (Matt) to win!! See you all tomorrow.