Friday, 6 July 2018

Follow Your Dreams

Hello, Crafters.

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. 


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