Hello everybody, I hope you are all fine and dandy! After a rollercoaster of a week in the UK, we are out of Europe, out of the Euros, but Andy Murray is still in Wimbledon (although he is playing today, so who knows by the end of today!)
I thought I would pop in with a quick card that I made today. Next week I will be starting the 30 Day Colouring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin of the Daily Marker. This is a really fun challenge if you haven’t played along. The aim is just to colour for 10 minutes a day if you can, any medium, but there is no pressure and you do not need to be an expert (good job). On top of that, if you feel so inclined, you can share your colouring with the wonderful community on Instagram who throw their heart and soul into this challenge. I have made some lovely friends through this initiative of Kathy’s and would love to know if you join in.
As well as taking part in that, I am going to be taking a new class the week after next from Online Card Classes called Heat Wave – all about heat embossing, so my powders are at the ready. I am also taking a Copic colouring class on Saturday, so it’s all about me for the next month!
With that in mind, I am not sure how many actual cards I will be sharing over the next few weeks, so thought I had better do one today. Nothing like planning ahead 🙂
Here is my card:
This is actually the third time I made this card, both previous attempts I wasn’t quite happy with. I will keep the making of the card short as there is nothing spectacular in my process, but I had two watercoloured flowers from the last colouring challenge that I decided were just to pretty to not make it onto a card. They were watercoloured with Gansai Tambi watercolour paints in one of my favourite coral red colours.
I trimmed the flowers from the card and adhered them to a mat of two grey cardstocks, one of which had been stamped with my diagonal background stamp and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I then heat embossed a sentiment onto the corresponding dark grey cardstock and adhered it over the top of the two flowers.
Finally I added a few dew drops and some random white and coral sequins from my stash.
I do hope you like the card and thank you for stopping by. Whilst I am at it, I shall enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge “Anything Goes”.
I will be posting during the next few weeks, but I suspect it will be more around the colouring challenge and the new class that I am taking. Until then, I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and have a fun and sun filled weekend.
Supplies used: Altenew Botanical Garden, Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes, Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental, Grey and White cardstock, Gansai Tambi Watercolour Paints, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, assorted sequins.
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