... Hi - it's been a few days since I last posted. Mum and I have been busy in the garden and I have rediscovered muscles that I'd forgotten I had!!!! I ACHE EVERYWHERE! However, where I once had weeds (and lots of them) I now have pretty flowers - see bottom of the post.
And I finally got to play in my craft room with my lovely new stamps from Waltzingmouse - they are so yummy. I've used this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC107 (sketch designed by Tosha Leyendekker) to make a card for Mum as she bought me the flowers and helped me dig up the weeds! And this is to say thank you and I love you!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Jar Fillers - Jam Packed, Big Berries - Strawberries, Candy Jar - Christmas Fillers, Faux Fun
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Love Letter; Stampin' Up! - Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery; Distress - Antique Linen
Accessories: Button Twine (WMS); Papers - Serif - Picnic in the Park (free with UK magazine); Card from stash
I knew I wanted to use the fabulous big strawberry on my card, but it was too large for the design of the card. I stamped it several times onto shrink plastic using the rock and roll technique - which gives the strawberries a feeling of depth. I love watching this stuff as it shrinks, such fun!! Next I made the jam jar by stamping the jar outline, filling it with strawberry jam, making a suitable label and adding a pretty jar topper. I stamped the label onto white card, cut it out and attached it with some button twine. I made the green ribbon by stamping onto white cut, fussy cutting the ribbon (Claire, a die for this would be great) and then sewing the button twine through the centre. I cut a strip of backing paper attached that to the card base and then attached all the elements. I distressed the white card base by adding a touch of antique linen to tone down the white. I used 3D foam to attach the jam jar and pinflair glue for the strawberries.
Here's a close up the the shrink plastic strawberries and the graphic from this week's challenge.
Finally, here are some photos of the flowers in my garden - it is so pretty - now all I have to do is make sure it stays that way!!!
That's all for now - see you soon.