I'm working with the sun blazing through the window, there's a blue, blue sky and all-in-all it's a lovely day here even though there is still a wee nip in the air ... in fact, it's a great day for crafting :)
Anyone who has been following me for some time will know that I like taking photographs, particularly of flowers, as I've posted more than a few over the last year or so. Occasionally I've made a scrapbook layout with a few of them but otherwise, in the main, they are just stored on computer ... not forgotten, just neglected.
So time to right the wrong:
I've long been inspired by Jackie over on Craft Designs who, not only takes the most stunning photographs, but also goes on to make quite the most beautiful cards with them. In particular, click here to see her clever use of the same photograph to make six different cards.
I've not tackled anything quite so ambitious as Jackie has but, finally, I have used one of my favourite pics of our red lilies taken last summer to make a topper for a tent shaped notecard. Using Craft Artist Professional I've tinkered with the photo to give the illusion that it has been printed on canvas before printing it out. It was then matted on to scraps of gold mirri card and a dark red card to form the card topper. Gorgeous patterned paper, a fabulous sentiment (stamped straight on to the base paper), paper strips edged with an MS punch and a green velvet ribbon complete the card.
The pattern paper has been folded over on to the back and trimmed with one of the gold edge peel-offs bought ages ago which hasn't been given away to my granddaughter :)
I've deliberately not put any particular greeting on the card ... I'm trying to build up a wee store of the non-specific but really useful cards I seem to use up very quickly.
Materials and tools used:
- Serif Craft Artist Professional and Artistic Edges, Vol 3
- Tesco 6"x4" photo paper
- 5.25" square white card base
- Simple Stories, Generations 6"x6" paper pad
- Martha Stewart edge punch - sorry, name long forgotten
- Snippets gold mirri card, dark red card
- Hero Arts Flowers are Poetry sentiment stamp
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
- Anna Griffin green velvet ribbon
All the materials are from my not inconsiderable mountain of stash so, although I have slipped off the wagon recently, I'm back on track and sticking to the Use-It-Up pledge again.
The use of scraps and leftovers also qualifies it for Di's Crafty Snippet Challenge, so I'll be skipping along to add it to her linky list :)
That's my share for today. I'm off to watch what's left of Pointless with the EM.
I hope you are all well and enjoying some crafting time.