Hubby and I had a very successful day shopping on Wednesday, and
we enjoyed a superb lunch in a new Lebanese restaurant. Neither
of us felt we over-indulged, but we only managed a snack
in the evening! We'll certainly be dining there again!
I had a bit of a panic yesterday when I worked out how much I
have to do before we go to Alaska on the 19th! The total was
nine videos, 26 card-front swaps and 26 3D swaps. I'll get the
swaps done but all those videos?
I think it's unlikely! But you know me! Watch this space!
Today's card is another Topsy card! It just grew, but unfortunately
it's finished up over-grown! I'm happy with each of the individual
elements but I shouldn't have used them all.
I chose Blushing Bride and Smokey Slate as my colour scheme, and
Follow Your Dreams Stamp Set with the co-ordinating dies called
Chase Your Dreams. I stamped and die-cut the dream-catcher on Whisper
White Cardstock (CS) using Blushing Bride Ink, and I also die-cut
the detailed dream-catcher using Blushing Bride CS.
I did some fussy cutting, on the image stamped on Whisper
White CS, in-between the strips of rope, ribbon and cord hanging
down from the dream-catcher. It wasn't difficult, but I did have
to be very careful once I'd cut up on both sides of the ropes,
ribbon and cord to make sure I didn't cut one of them off!
I think it greatly improved the look of this image, and I'd certainly do
it again! Next, using Stazon Ink, I stamped the little stamp of the
curved row of flowers. I coloured them using Blushing Bride,
Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green Marker Pens.
It was at this stage, I wondered if the dream catchers would look better
in Smokey Slate, so I went through the same process again.
I also stamped and coloured two more strips of flowers, and I started
playing with various arrangements of the images, some pink, some
grey until I finished up with today's card! As I'm writing my blog, I
have the card standing on a little shelf I have on my desk, right in
front of me. The more I look at it, the more I'm convinced that I
should have left off the large Blushing Bride and Smokey Slate ovals!
It's such a shame that Blogger haven't found a fix to the problem of
viewers not being able to leave comments below my blog, because
I would haveliked your feedback about today's card! Still never
mind, I'm sure they'll get it sorted out soon!
BTW The little grey flower in the centre of the dream-catcher is from
the stamp of three flowers in the Pop of Petals Stamp Set.
In the meantime, that's about it from me today.
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.