Good morning all! Hope you are well. We are all fighting fit and surviving the change back to the old school routine. Lucy is really enjoying juniors - and Penny seems a little more focused too. Its all good after two days - lol!
Today I've got the first of my cards from the new Sheena Douglass stamp sets to show you - a little bit magical. I just adore these stamps but due to finances not being what they ought I had to wait until 1st September to get these ordered and so when they arrived on Wednesday I was very keen to ink them up and get playing. The stamps I've used today are from the honesty set but I've also used a friend sentiment from LOTV.
The card has been made with my sister in law Jane in mind. She likes historical novels but also favours magical and mystical stories and films- so I thought this would be a good idea. I've used a woodgrain embossing folder from darice and embossed some lilac centura pearl card - I then used treasure gold to highlight the grain. The lady was stamped in black archival then I added clear embossing powders and heat set the ink before painting her with cosmic shimmer paints. The main part of the card was created using distress inks - seedless preserves, spun sugar, milled lavender and dusty concorde - all blended together. Once dried I stamped the corners with versamark and added brass regular embossing powder from WOW powders and heat set. I repeated the process with the sentiment. Then I cut everything to size and mounted onto black card and finally onto lilac centura pearl card.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafters Companioncrafterscompanion: Embossing (I've dome heat and dry)
WOW Powderswowembossingpowder: Decadence
Tuesday Throwdowntuesdaythrowdown - best friends
Sunday Stamperpinkleart - friends
allsortsallsortschallenge - sentimental
simon says stamp Monday challengesimonsaysstampblog - distress inks again - they are my all stars!
totally gorjusstotallygorjuss: Texture
Here's the last couple of holiday snaps to show you - these are from Lanhydrock which is a National Trust property near Bodmin.
Thats it for today - thanks for dropping by - its always great to hear what you think!