Two cards to share today.... first off is the last one I just finished for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #66 ~ A splash of Colour~ this time Lilac or any other version of Purple. I have been thinking about this card for a few days....
It didn't quite go to plan. I originally was going to reverse mask the spot I wanted to highlight and colour it directly on the card... but it did not stamp clearly so had to stamp it again and colour and cut out. I then made the frame with the spellbinders dies. I added the Martha Stewart punched lace at the last minute as I had cut it out to try out my new punch and it was just the right colour to add some texture to the card.
My next card is the one I spent most of the day working on.... using the wonderful watercolour paper that Sue made for me.
I used half of the sheet for a card front. I stamped a whole lot of different stamps on it in very light colours ~ was going for a subtle look. Used part of a Hero Arts Collage stamp( the writing bit), HA Musical background, Envelope Pattern and then an unknown Crackle stamp. Used Brilliance Moonlight White, Platinum Planet, Key Lime and Starlite Silver and Distress Ink Scattered Straw. The focal panel was a Freebie image from Crafter's Digital Art Centre (here, but get it quick as it is only available while the challenge is on). I made the flowers as well, but didn't want to waste the wonderful watercolour paper so made some similar coloured paper with distress inks.
I cut out a small Spellbinders Eyelet circle die and cut it into a spiral and rolled it from the outside in to use the scallops. Made one medium and two small ones. And used another Spellbinders die to make the tag. All in all, it took quite awhile but I am happy with the results.
Happy news is that Hubby managed to change his homeward flight and gets back Wednesday afternoon. He will most probably fly back again for Helen's funeral mid February, this time with his younger brother.
If you made it this far, many thanks for stopping by. All your comments are appreciated.