My shining star

My shining star

Monday 2 April 2012

Day one of the holidays - and a card!

Good afternoon all - well I've almost survived day one of the Easter holidays - I jest - its been fun! My girls came with me to my aerobics class this morning - they were fabulous - and we've made and decorated an cake and been to the cinema to see Mirror Mirror - that was different from how I imagined but lots of fun!

Anyway - down to craft - I had fun in the attic last night making today's offering - its probably going to be for my husband - I'm just not sure when!

Most of the stamps I've used in this project are clarity stamps but the hands are paperartsy. I've used a sheena Douglass Tag - one of those for paint fusion. I've used a variety of distress inks (spiced marmalade, walnut stain, crushed Olive ) and a distress stain (old paper). I've also used expresso adirondack ink and butterscotch too. I've used a water spritzer and my heat tool to dry between applications. I've used promarkers to add a some colour to the two balloons in the scene and also the scene trees.  I'm very fond of the result - hope you like it too! I'm entering it into the following challenges:
Simon says stamp and show: a tag
Sunday Stampers: transport
Joanna Sheen: its a man's world
Pile it on: create a scene.
More coming tomorrow I hope!

Hope you're all well and thanks for looking!

Rachel xx


  1. Hi Rachel

    Your hubby is a lucky man if this is for him. Love it - love the colours and the images - everything.

    Thank you for leaving some lovely comments on my blog - I really do appreciate it.

    Toodle pip

    Hazel xx

  2. Fantastic masculine card. I'm sure your husband will love it whenever you decide to give it to him.

  3. Lovely card you've made - especially like the balloons floating over the trees in the background!

  4. This is such a wonderful card. The design and colours are fabulous. Hugs Michele x

  5. FAB tag hun, love the taggy easel look, tis cool! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... have a good week x

  6. Excellent card Rachel. Love the vintage look too. Hugs Rita xx


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