We woke up to the most beautiful Summers Day here in Oxfordshire after a couple of days of rubbish showers so I was feeling inspired to have a little crafty time!
It's such a gorgeous colour palette over at CR84FN Color Challenge again (they always are if the truth be told) I had to find the time to play along. Aqua, Tan and cream are so beautiful together and just look at this stunning inspiration board...
I didn't need to look very far for sketch inspiration either! The Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog always has fantastic designs to kick start your creativity...and this week the layout is designed by WMS and CR84FN DT member, the lovely Mona herself!! Yay!
and here is my card...
I decided to do something a little experimental (well, it is for me anyway!!LOL) - that largest doily is stamped in Acrylic Paint onto kraft cardstock - I quite like it - it's softer, more chalky than any of the inks I have. I cut it out by hand and distressed a little on the edges.
The Prima canvas resist butterflies (a gift from my blog buddy Pauline) were painted with watered down Aqua acrylic paint and spritzed with some turquoise Cosmic Shimmer mist. Love the texture and dimension of these sweet things! I added a little extra colour to the cream rose by running my paintbrush gently along the edge of each of the petals.
I used a band of Vintage cotton lace, wrapped around the cardbase onto which I added some cream twill to which I cut each end into a fishtail shape. The border along the bottom of the lace is created using Spellbinders Moroccan motifs to cut a border from Kraft cardstock. Finally, I stamped the sentiment 'Je'taime' from Waltzingmouse stamps French Country stamp set in tea-dye distress ink at the bottom.
I hope you like what you have seen today - thanks so much for dropping by and as always, for your sweet comments!
Spellbinders: Persian Accents; Floral Doily Motifs
Prima Canvas Resist Butterflies
Ink: Tea Dye Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Cardstock: Kraft - Bazill; Papers - Echo Park
Vintage Cotton Lace - from my stash
Rose, button twine, Cream Chevron Ribbon - The Ribbon Reel