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Now I think I’m fully recovered from my brief mystery virus. However, it’s hard to be sure as youngest Beez decided not to come home until the early hours of the morning. Although this is a fairly frequent occurrence, this morning he chose to fall up the stairs. He didn’t hurt himself, but the disturbance he caused ensured that Friday began at ridiculous o’clock. Still, better to have him home safe and sound than worrying and wondering if he’s OK!
Today I am sharing a card that I am sharing over at Papercraft Star for this week’s challenge which is “let the sun shine.”
I find the hardest part of making a card is how to bring it all together. Sometimes it’s nice to just let the image speak for itself, but I’m not very good at doing this as it feels a bit cheaty. However, today I feel I’ve come quite close.
To create the image I masked off a circle for the sun and then used Broken China and Salty Ocean distress inks all over the base card. Once applied, I gave it a spritz of water so it had a mottled effect. Next, I removed the mask and then applied colour to the white space – I used Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.
Once everything was completely dry I stamped the foxglove image several times, using black Archival ink. The stamp, from Chocolate Baroque, is fabulous. I used a water brush to add colour, again using distress inks. Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry for the flowers and Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn for the stems and leaves. Finally, I added the little bees and gave the completed image a coating of crystal clear glitter for some sunshine sparkle.
Then came the dilemma – what else to put with it on the card? I played with all sorts of bits and bobs but it just seemed to be a case of gilding the lily. Then I hit on the idea of using some net. I applied several layers to the back of the image so it hung down just below the bottom of the card.
The finishing touch was to add the silver stud and the chit-chat stickers.
A big whoop because it is Friday! And an even bigger one for a good night’s sleep. Have a great weekend 🙂