Good Afternoon to You All,
I made this card last night just to get myself back into the crafting way of things again. Though, to be honest, I did suffer from the occasional withdrawal symptom whilst away. And I did return home refreshed and raring to go so, after all the dreary but necessary chores, unpacking, etc., it wasn't too difficult to get going again.
The postcard topper was one I had, in true Blue Peter style, already prepared. I applied a wash to the watercolour paper with diluted shades of Twilight Blue and Straw Yellow AquaMarkers before stamping the Penny Black's Keepsake stamp. The flowers were water coloured with Twilight Blue too then I distressed the edges with a combination of Tim Holtz's Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone distress ink pads.
Onto a base of brown card (Stampin' Up's Soft Suede) I've adhered two papers from docrafts V&A Quilts linen paper pack. The yellow card (SU's Saffron) is embossed with docrafts V&A Hanoverian folder and distressed with TH's Pumice Stone and Brushed Corduroy ink pads. The vintage ladies, from Crafty Individuals Miniatures 'People & Places' pad, are matted on to SU's Marina Mist card, distressed around the edges with Brushed Corduroy and attached using dimensional squares. Card candy in yellow and brown provide the final touch.
The insert is computer generated after scanning the V&A papers. To decorate the back I just folded one of the DPs over from the front.
I must admit I like the look of vintage collage so this card really pleases me. However, after admiring it for a while, the EM did ask me when I was likely to use it, what occasion would it be appropriate for and who would I give it to! Well, I'm not sure - I'll put it away in the box with the rest and maybe one day I'll find a use for it.
According to a certain TV shopping channel Christmas crafting begins today - even though we are still in 'flaming June' and midsummer is still a week or so away!!! Of course, for some of us it started the first week of January and because of my resolution I now have quite a stash of Christmas cards already prepared. However, I've fallen behind by a week because of the holiday so I'll need to get a wriggle on to catch up. So much to do and so little time :)
The EM is at the dentist this afternoon, having a tooth removed, so he'll be needing a bit of TLC afterwards so not sure when I'll be back in my craft space - we'll see how he does.
Right I'm off to get some lunch now.
Wishing you all a great day.