Sunday, February 27, 2011

Awash with Flowers

Hi there, I think my mojo has been missing for a while as every time I went to sit down in my craft room nothing was coming together.

Well I finally got around to playing with the Awash with Flowers stamp set and at first the mojo was struggling, then finally something came together. Now these are fairly simple cards (but sometimes simple is best when things aren't quite working).

Did you know - the Awash with Flowers clear mount set actually comes in two DVD cases (cause there are so many pieces). But all these pieces means that you can use the two step stamping method to add just the right amount of colour (and you don't need a stamp-a-ma-jig with this set - its not meant to fit together perfectly).

For the cards I used Crumb Cake base, Old Olive and Whisper White mats and Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride and Peach Parfait textured mats with the square lattice embossing folder (love this one). Add some Old Olive ribbon and done.

On the inside I used the Old Olive and Whisper White mats and added the corresponding flower on the inside left corner and the Well Scripted 'Happy Birthday'.

On another note - I ran in a 5km 'fun' run today. Now I am by no means a runner, and the longest I have run before today was a 4km run (and that took me a month to recover!!). Unfortunately it was very wet this morning but thankfully not really cold, so by the time I finished I was saturated, but finished, I did and I only had to stop once at the halfway mark (for water).

I have a bit of a dodgy hip at the moment so walking will probably be interesting for the next few days. Oh the pain and the glory! lol

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Presto Patterns

I bought the Presto Patterns Designer Series Specialty Paper from the new mini catalogue and have been dying to use it, but was a bit stumped on what to do with it. I wanted to create a set for a class, so I wanted a simple yet effective style that would highlight the great designs in the paper - and this is what I came up with.

I used sponging to bring out the designs in the paper and layered them onto Whisper White cardstock and a Crumb Cake base card. The flower is from the Friends Never Fade Stamp Set, the markers were perfect to colour in the stems and flowers.

I used some satin ribbon to thread through the label and used the happy birthday from the Well Scripted Stamp Set (from the current mini), again using the markers to colour the 'happy' and the 'birthday'.