Hi folks,well my post is a little bit late this week. We've had one of those weeks this week, with lots of strange things happening. I even couldn't get in to the house on one occasion, as my front door lock jammed, and it took three hours to break in!! It made me realise that our house is quite secure though, and all's well that ends well.
I took my Hubby to Center Parcs on Friday for an overnight break. It was his Father's Day present. He needed a bit of rest and relaxation from his busy job. It was lovely to take a bit of time out just to slow down and not rush around at the normal day to day pace of life. We live about nine miles from the nearest Center Parcs, so it is only a short drive before we are in a haven of tranquilty, surrounded by amazing forestry and wildlife.We are back to normal again now though, catching up, and tackling our normal weekend tasks, feeling as though we probably haven't been anywhere!
This week, I have chosen to use some great stamps from Innovative Stamp Creations, that I bought a while back. Some of them have been used, but sadly neglected for ages. I stamped the face stamp, and masked it off with eclipse masking tape. I then coloured my background with Distress Inks, and overstamped the area with a canvas background stamp, overlapping some areas slightly. I stamped two flowers and a butterfly onto white card, colouring the flowers with DIs, and the butterfly with pencils.
I then coloured the face with pencils, and blended these with Zest it. I stamped the 'Thanks' with Versafine, and assembled the card. This will be a useful storecupboard card, when I need one in a hurry, and I might make some more of these in various colours, lilac and lime green, orange and purple, cream and brown, red and cream, etc. I've just bought some lovely chalk inks, and might try some of those for a softer finish, the colours are lovely, and will look really pretty with this layout.
So, dig around in your stash, and see what you can find. Make something with your neglected crafty items, and leave a link in my comments, and I'll come and take a look.
Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx