So my working week away started by shredding my fingers on various bits of cardboard and finished by standing on a wasp in my bare feet, whilst in the middle, I managed to remove a piece of my fingernail whilst opening a bag of ice! How did you fare? I mean I really am not a clumsy or accident prone person but this week it seemed my destiny to wear numerous blue plasters.
Anyway, cuts and bruises aside, I managed to rustle up a little something to share over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where this week there is a mood board for inspiration.
Here’s my card:
I bet you were expecting something sea or beached themed weren’t you. Yep, so was I – that was what I intended. I’d been thinking about that enormous starfish and building up an idea around it, only to discover that my starfish supply seems to have run out. You know how it is. So, thinking and creating as I went I chose instead the leafy stem in the top corner. The leafy stamp from Paperartsy’s Squiggly Ink Flora and Fauna 3 set, one of my current favourites, was perfect for the job. Not too dissimilar from the seaweed images either.
For the background I picked up on the fabulous greys through to purples of the mussel shells and stones and smooched on Iced Spruce, Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves. Next, I gave it a spritz of water so create a speckled effect. I coloured the branches black, capturing the colours of the seaweed.
The little stamped stars are a nod to where I started – the giant starfish.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for buzzing by.