Good Morning Everyone,
I'm determined to be positive about today even though the weather is downright horrible!!! I'm hoping it dries up just a little bit as I have to go down the road to let my friend's two dogs out at lunchtime. Lucky lady, she's off to Bermuda to spend a week with her daughter who works out there and leaving her OH and the dogs to fend for themselves, Lol!
Anyway, I have a card I want to share with you (actually my other makes are all DT stuff so I can't share them much as I'd like to) which I made a couple of weeks ago for one of my Very Special Friends from the Craft Stamping Quartet. It was a joy to make a card for Elaine, as it always is with these ladies because they and their friendship mean such a lot to me.
Unfortunately, I didn't make a note of the colours I used but for a change, I used Adirondacks mainly because I know they are Elaine's favourites and suffice to say, I used as many autumnal colours as I had in my collection (it turned out I had quite a few, Lol). I started off by blending the colours over my cardstock starting with the lightest colour first and then before adding the darker shades I placed a Tattered Angles Glimmer Screen onto my work. There are a couple of different tree ones and I moved them around the card as I gradually built up the colour. I then stamped the lovely delicate script stamp from the Elusive Images Antiquities (the same stamp is on a different DL sized plate too) plate all over, stamping off first onto scrap paper. Next came the tree stamps from Tattered Angels and I'm pretty sure I used Adirondack Espresso for those. I used the same colour background inks on a tag and then stamped a Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz quote from the Urban Chic set. I think I used a branch stamp from the same set round the edge of the tag.
I used a leaf stamp I've had for ages to stamp out lots of leaves inking the stamp with a couple of different colours and then watercoloured them using the Adirondacks. When they were dry I cut them all out and gave them a thin layer of decoupage varnish (Wow, definitely needed a well ventilated are for that!), shaped them gently with my fingers and used dimensional glue to position them on the card. The birthday sentiment is also from an Elusive Images set of birthday words.
Thoroughly enjoyed playing with this one especially as I knew it would be appreciated.
Before I shoot off to get some of those pesky chores out of the way, I must apologise again for being so far behind with blog visits. For some reason, life seems to be getting in the way of crafting and it's associated pleasures at the moment but I'm hoping things settle down soon.
Hope the weather isn't too miserable where you are and that you all have a lovely weekend.