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Sunday, 9 July 2017

International Art and Soul - Elements of Nature





The theme this time at International Art and Soul is 'Elements of Nature' so please use your imagination and join us.

I used a card blank by Craft UK and then matted on to it a tan coloured sheet of handmade Indus paper by Paper State. The background paper of leaves is from a painting by my late husband, Eric. His painting hangs in my bedroom. When I printed it my printer was playing up and it didn't print properly, making blueish lines, but I actually liked it so decided to go with it in that form. I used my many Spellbinder dies to cut the leaves in many colours.  The sentiment is one of my favourites and after printing it I cut it out and edged with Distress Ink. I added the leaves around the sentiment and then added some gold stones to some of the gaps. I bought the stones in John Lewis about twelve or thirteen years ago because I thought they'd be good in my card making but I haven't used them that much. Large jars of gold, silver and red will keep me going for many years, lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thursday, 6 July 2017

MAWTT Wedding/Anniversary/Engagement



Wendy set the theme for the challenge over at Moving Along withe the Times and it's Wedding/Anniversary or Engagement. My card can be used for any one of those celebrations as you can see.

My card blank is a scalloped 8x8 by Craft UK.  I used the Tied Together embossing folder by Couture Creations as the background. It was matted on to Anita's silver card. My Spellbinder dies of a heart shaped lock and key were cut out in a patterned silver card before being set in the bottom right corner. Joanna Sheen's dies of flowers were cut out in white as I'd decided to keep the card white and silver.  I added these to the top right and bottom left corners. The sentiment was generated on the computer in Scriptina font before being cut and backed with silver card. Mei Flower 'diamonds' were added to the sentiment and then I set it in the top left and raised it on pads.

I'm adding my card to the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/option Create a Sentiment
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

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