Hi Everyone. Yes, I know, long time no see. I have been so busy of late that I'm afraid card making has gone out the window. Disaster struck last week when I had a card ready to put up and in my rush to get it in the post on time the photo was appalling so had to abandon that, and since then have not had the time, and when there was a bit of time was feeling too tired for inspiration to strike.
Anyway, let's rectify that immediately. I made this card using one of the stamps from a set from Chocolate Baroque called Poppy Meadow. These are very detailed stamps and so pretty.
Although this sheet has poppies there are also some other images, and this is one of them. I'm not quite sure what flower this is, but anyway, I fancied using these shades of yellow - Adironack Sunshine Yellow, and Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, and around the image some Adirondack Stonewashed. I used Archival Black ink to stamp the image, and then watercoloured with a waterbrush.
The construction of the card is very straightforward. I used a snippet of white card and Black Archival ink to stamp the image, and then another small piece of white to mount that on, and then this was mounted on the white base card. Lastly I stamped the Papermania sentiment with Black Archival directly on to the base card.
I'm sure a lot of you will be aware of the challenge here going on at the moment being run by the lovely Darnell to celebrate reaching 500 followers so congratulations on this achievement Darnell, and I have to be quick to enter as it finishes tomorrow.
She has asked us to use a NBUS item which in my case is the stamp which has not been inked before. The friendship theme was a little more difficult as I don't have any stamps on that theme, but I felt that congratulations are sent by me as a sign of friendship to Darnell for her wonderful blog which always makes me smile when I read it, and the encouragement she gave to me when I first started blogging as she was one of my first followers, and her cards are great too!
I would also like to enter:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Challenge 130 where we are asked to leftovers/snippets of paper or card.
Less is More - Challenge 177 - Watercolour.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - I Ought To Use This More, as I have had this set of stamps for quite a while and have not used this stamp before.
Thank you for dropping by today. Enjoy the weekend too.