Sunday, 16 October 2016

Cardmaking - Golden Leaves Snippet Card

Hello Everyone,

And a happy Sunday to you all. Thanks for joining me on what is a dull and cool day - only 9°C this morning. Almost time for me to go into hibernation with Di's hedgehog family, methinks. That's Di of Pixie's Crafty Workshop - the lady lucky enough to have what seems like the UK's entire hedgehog population living in her back garden.

And talking about hibernation, I believe the Danish have got winter sorted with their hygge approach to winter. Hygge is hard to define but seems to encompass blazing fires, candlelight,  warm woolly clothes, throws, hot chocolate - in fact all things cosy. Sounds perfect to me.

I've just noticed that it's a whole seven days since I last posted anything. Where has the week gone??? It's been busy for me - people to see, places to go, things to do - ending with a visit to my doctor on Friday with a nasty case of acne on my face. Who would have thought that a woman of my mature years could develop acne? Turns out it is acne rosacea and it is no respecter of age!!! Oh, and while I was with the doctor she just gave me my flu injection too - talk about adding insult to injury!

Enough of that! You came to see my snippety make for Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 251 so here it is at last.
The object of this card was to use up a few snippets from the mountain,  a sadly neglected stamp, and Brusho ink powder, just because it is fun to use.

Here's how I made it.

  1. I used a plain white base for a 4" x 5¾" finished size, turned to create a tent style card, opened out and laid flat out on the craft mat for the next step in the process. Before moving on I covered the back of the card with copy paper, taped it down on each side, to prevent the Brusho powder getting where it wasn't wanted. 
  2. Next, I spritzed the front with water - not so much that it was saturated but enough to allow the Brusho to do it's magic. I chose the Leaf Green powder for this background, just puffing it here and there because I did not want too much coverage. Where there wasn't enough water some of the powder didn't react,  so I spritzed those areas again, ever so gently, until I was happy with the effect it created. 
  3. While the background was drying, I grabbed a snippet of white card and stamped it with Penny Black's Golden Leaves stamp using Memento Pens for the colour. The middle image is coloured with Bamboo Leaves and the outer images with Pear Tart. I also touched the edges of the middle image with a Peeled Paint Tim Holtz Distress Marker just to create a bit more definition. 
  4. To finish the topper it was matted on to a snippet of green cardstock. The greeting, which was created by stamping Crafty Stamps Thank You with Bamboo Leaves ink on to a teeny weeny snippet of white and matted on to yet another snippet of the green card, was adhered to the top right corner of the topper.  

And that was the card done.

I have another busy week in front of me with the highlights being my great-granddaughter's first birthday on Tuesday, the same day my second oldest grandson, on leave from Shetland, will be here for an overnight stay, and on Thursday two of our friends are staying overnight and we are off to the Gaiety Theatre here in Ayr to enjoy the sound of Nick Ross Orchestra. Should be a night of nostalgia for my husband  and his pal - they both love the big band sound!

So if another week goes by without me posting anything, I think you'll know why ... I'll be exhausted :)

Weather update - it's pouring with rain now - and I have to go out in it soon, big sigh.

Wishing you a wonderful Snippet Sunday and a great week ahead.


cuilliesocks said...

Hello Elizabeth, what a lovely card, your choice of colours is fabulous, love the design. Enjoy your busy week, especially the big band night, Kate x

meg said...

The background looks perfect with the penny black stamp a lovely card

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, love the gorgeous background you've made for this wonderful card, it makes a great backdrop for the stamps you've used.

Sue xx

Barb said...

Your card looks beautiful Elizabeth and my favourite colour too. I've not heard of hygge but it sound good to me. Sorry to hear about your acne. I have a similar thing across my forehead. Never being a spotty teenager it comes a bit hard at my age! I dread to think how it might develop when the cold winds arrive! Barbxx

Di said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth and you sure used those Brushos perfectly. I'm far too heavy handed even though I only have little holes in my pots! Sigh.


Di xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth......Your card is beautiful l love the trees and the design of it xx

Carole Pollard said...

So lovely a gorgeous design Love and hugs Carole x

Sarn said...

Hi Elizabeth . . . you do sound busy. I do NOT like the sound of your Doctor. Fancy sticking you with the needle for a flu jab unexpectedly!

I hope your Doc can help you with the acne problem. Enjoy the theatre and your granchildren's visits.

Funnily enough, I have been reading about hygge in the The Simple Things magazine. Sounds like I need to become a little more Danish!

Oh . . . I came to comment on your card! Silly me! Nearly forgot! I really love your Brusho work and that stamp is gorgeous. A wonderful fresh looking card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Darnell said...

Your Brusho snippet card is gorgeous, Elizabeth! The colors are so fresh and lovely, especially on a rainy day here! And good job using your neglected stamp! I hope your acne has cleared up by now! Thank you for the visit to me!! Hugs, Darnell