Ok, may’be not that bad. But I honestly nearly chucked the towel in with this weeks challenge set by Makeesha. I got 50% of the way through with my first card idea and then went urgh – THIS IS NOT WORKING!!! It was nearly 9:30 pm (close to my bedtime). But a cup of hot milo made by my hubby restored some energy, enough anyway to still have a go. So after that preamble here is the inspiration pic.
And here is my card.
I found a piece of Urban Garden DSP that I felt had echoes of the inspiration pic, in colour, and the long vertical flower stalks reminded me of the stripes on the bedspread. I just needed to add some colour – the turquoise from the bedspread. So I grabbed my Pocket Silhouettes and stamped it twice on the DSP, I lengthened the stems on one with my Turquoise marker and a ruler. I layered this altered DSP over a matte of Tempting Turquoise and then over a card base of Basic Gray. Given the flowers on the DSP I decided to girly it up a bit more and so I also scalloped the bottom of the Turquoise layer. To finish the card front I added some narrow Turquoise ribbon threaded with a pewter ribbon slide, a little Turquoise butterfly to fly over the flowers trailing “friendship”. The body of the butterfly was anchored with a glue dot so its wings could lift above the card. To stamp the friendship trail, I used my Basic Gray marker and inked up part of the friendship stamp from Think Happy Thoughts and used my stamp-ma-jig to stamp it twice, once inverted. Finally to balance out the white in the butterfly I added a little layer of white behind the holey scalloped border.
In the end a result that wasn’t too bad for “late” night stamping dramas.
Recipe: All SU unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Pocket Silhouettes, Think Happy Thoughts
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray
Accessories: Urban Garden DSP, Fiskars Threading Water border punch, narrow Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Pewter hodgepodge ribbon slide, Corner rounder punch, Stamp-ma-jig, Glue Dot, SNAIL adhesive.