Saturday 5 February 2011

Stampin' Up Colour Coach

I'm back, hope you didn't miss me too much.  I dashed off to see Kim in France.  After the news of her accident I just needed to see her and give her a special "mummy hug", she needed one and nobody else could give it!

I think she will be OK though, thank goodness.  Thanks to all of you, my crafting friends, for your thoughts, prayers and special wishes, we were both extremely grateful.

I'm trying to get back to things, although I've been back for more than a week, I don't know where my time has gone again and with two all day workshops coming up this week, I've got to get my skates on with the prep for those this weekend.

Here is a card for you to see, I made a calendar almost identical to this with my lovely "Newington" ladies last night they loved the technique.  In fact it was two of them who inspired this card, they had seen a similar card made on the internet and forwarded me a copy to see what I could come up with and this is it!

I used my latest favourite tool, the Stampin' Up Color Coach, to come up with this colour combination.  The colours I used were; Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake.  I stamped the background with the En Francais background stamp, then die cut some swirls and layed them over, cafefully sponging over with Crumb Cake ink.  I then removed the swirls and stamped the right side with the lovely flourish from the FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Bliss, with Bashful Blue.  Then I stamped and cut out the butterfly to add dimension, which together with the dimension from the Fleurettes Flower I chose made a very pretty card I think.

Have a great day and happy crafting.