Sunday, October 2, 2016

Carved Wood background and the day from Hell!

I'll start by sharing a card I finally manged to get made late this afternoon.... and then tell you why it took to the end of the day to make it!

Over at Gink K Designs, there are a number of World Card Making Day challenges underway and for their #1 challenge it's to use a technique that Gina created called Carved Wood  (you can see it HERE)   I really loved the technique.  As I don't have the inks Gina used, I had to make do with what I have....

I used some Altenew grey inks and then a Monento pale silvery ink after the embossing.   My background card base is a creamy colour and I used the same card to die cut the circle.  Added the sentiment from Winnie & Walter and then the butterfly from Gina K's Warm Spring Wishes.  I stamped it onto the cream card and coloured with Copics and fussy cut.  As the antennae are so tiny, I stamped the butterfly onto the circle before adding the rest of the butterfly.  As the butterfly is my focal point, I'm entering this into the challenge at Virginia's View.

Now for the reason I didn't get to play till later in the day..... I had the day from HELL.  It started this morning (Sunday here in NZ) with a torrential downpour... that lead to some minor flooding in our back yard but resulted in the desk in my craft room being doused with drips from the ceiling above.  Very persistent steady drips.  Our son, who is a builder, came around and cut into the ceiling and OMG - the whole ceiling was WET - all the insulation was wringing wet so it seems that the leak has been there for a long time... and with all the rain Auckland has had in the last 4 weeks... it's just been building up.  Kieran went out on the roof and found a few spots where the silicone seems to have degenerated.  He repair them so hope no more leaks.  It will just be a matter of checking with the insurance company as the work is now much bigger than we anticipated.

So my next two hours was packing up and moving all my craft supplies (and boy do I have a LOT) out into the garage.  My car now has to live outside for the next little while till we sort it all out.

I bought some of my supplies back inside so I could try out this technique.  I worked on my dinning table and then had to pack it all away when I had finished.  I love that I have a room that I can just leave things as they are.   Hopefully not too long till I can get back in there.

Luckily I have a couple more cards for WCMD at StampNation scheduled.  And tomorrow night Hubby is away so can do some crafting on the table.

Thanks for stopping by.


Heather Doran said...

Oh Dawn, I'm so sorry to hear about your flooding and the leak! I can only imagine all the work involved in moving everything out of your craft room. Hopefully you'll be able to get it sorted out soon. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the background you created with Gina's technique and your butterfly is so coloured and embellished so prettily! Good luck with everything!

Dotty Jo x said...

Your card is gorgeous, Dawn! Sounds like a day from hell indeed. We have a leak in our bedroom ceiling a while back and Andy had to bodge a hole through for the water to drain out. Nightmare! Hope things improve for you, hun, Jo x

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card Dawn - will have to try that technique! and sorry you couldn't play in the scramble yesterday - it was a good one - hope you get your craft room back soon.

Maxine D said...

I saw that technique and tried it too, Dawn, but my results were not as spectacular as yours - I will have to try other ink combinations to see how things go.
Your day certainly was not what you had planned - thankfully you had a builder 'on hand' so to speak. It really is going to be a big job!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, I feel so badly for you with your roof troubles, Dawn! We just put a roof on our home a few weeks ago, so I feel your pain :(

It's no wonder it took you all day, but you did an amazing job on this technique! Beautiful design, gorgeous butterfly, and I love your color palette, too!

I hope everything gets straightened out with your roof, and that it doesn't cause you a huge financial burden ♥

Virginia Lu said...

So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Focal Point” Challenge! WONDERFUL! I feel for you, Dawn! Hope things are getting better already! Hugs!

Monika Reeck said...

Hope your roof is fix soon...yes we have sooo much craft things :)

I adore your design..woodgrain always my fav too..that bfly is perfect there...Wonderfully made...♡♡