Hello everyone !
My sister is out visiting today, and it's raining so I had unexpected time for crafting. I decided to work on a card to enter into the For Your Inspiration Challenge Blog (FYI #35) before it closes in 4 days. I always find the photos and creations from the DT inspiring. See bottom of this post for this challenge's photo, it's a beauty !
I was going through all my stamps with my Sister yesterday and when I saw this one I had the desire to create something with it. I've always been 'in love' with this design, but haven't used it for at least a year & half. How does the time go by so fast ? Too many stamps and not enough time :)
Since I've used a 'forgotten' stamp, this also qualifies for Judiths' Forgotten Friday as well. If you have a chance to visit Judith's blog you won't be disappointed, she creates beautiful work !
Stamps: Hero Art - S5356 Etched Medallion
Impression Obsession - CC027 Cover a Card - Flourishes
Rubber Stamped - A1102E Fern
"Life is Beautiful" sentiment stamp was included in the gift package at the Art Specially show in Zeist, The Netherlands in April. I wasn't there, but my sweet Sis kindly gave me hers :)
Dies used: Marianne Design LR0150 (blue leafy branch)
Crealies CL CS 11 - green leaves
The background for this card was created by using a sheet of paper from the Basic Grey Kioshi Collection (6x6 pad). I stamped over this sheet using the CAC - Flourishes with Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink.
The narrow strip across the background is a piece of left-over watercolour paper that I dipped into Peacock Feathers DI that was rubbed onto my craft mat and sprayed with water. I then stamped it with the Fern stamp & Mowed Grass DI.
The flower was stamped and embossed with Gold EP three times. The powder has a bit of glitter in it, which gives an uneven texture and a bit of sparkle. I coloured the flower with my Tom Bow markers and cut out them out in sections to layer as shown.
"Life is Beautiful" was stamped with Colorbox Harbor Pigment Ink. I also added rhinestones.
And below is the Inspiration Photo:
By the way, some of my blogland friends have been asking about my knee. I'm happy to report that I'm doing great. Not a 100% (yet) but I'm thrilled to be back to most of my regular activities !
Thanks for your visit & have a great day !