I had so much fun creating today's card....
I was inspired by The Altenew August Challenge....
- I was first drawn to the colours which look and feel grungy/retro to me
- The grouping of the elements on Erum's amazing card
- The splats and grungy background
- The stamping of the sentiment straight onto the card
I started with stamping the reverse of some of the Simple flowers heads
in the stamp set and heat embossing in gold.
Splattering and using Bistre pigment powders against the resist of the embossing.
The leaves are from the Adore you stamp set as I wanted a more open leaf.
Some heat embossed in gold and some in brown archival ink.
I had so much fun using my oxides for the first time to replicate the colours,
then stamping and layering the Simple Flower heads.
I finished off with more splats and stamping the sentiment straight onto the card.
The Thank you sentiment is from The Oriental Orchid stamp set....
There is a Thank you sentiment in the Adore set too...
You can never have enough sentiment stamps!!
The strip of gold washi tape is a nod to Erums new card for the challenge....
Grungy, Retro and a fun couple of days crafting.....
Thank you for the inspiration x
Crafty Hugs xx
Some very kind blog friends and followers have suggested to me
that I add a 'follow me' by e mail button.
I have hopefully done that...I hadn't realised the significance of that button
Thank you so much x
Challenges I would like to enter.....
The Altenew August Challenge.... Inspiration Photo