Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Oh my days

I am a terrible Daring Cardmaker.
It was my week to set the dare and I haven't been around the blogs or commented let alone put anything here. So sorry everyone. And it was a challenge that everyone fulfilled perfectly. I should have thought that with last Friday being super busy  this week would only be more so. Not helped by the fact that I was distracted by having all my babies home, just for a week. They are all a bit under the weather though so the parents are trying to steer clear apart from feeding and washing and Game of Thrones.

I asked everyone to be inspired by Nat.
I have a wonderful bunch of talented team mates and I am in awe of their creativity. But I was a devoted fan of Nat even before she joined the team. We both used to subscribe to Self Addressed kits and I always loved to see what she created. As with everyone, her style has evolved over the years but has always had that elusive (to me!) stylish something. Here is my interpretation

It does feel a little "Single White Female" as I have used a paper pad that Nat herself has been using recently. In fairness, I bought it because I can FINALLY scrap some of my wedding photos. It seems to have taken 27 years for peach to come back into fashion (27 years married next month - ulp! that makes me sound seriously old). This time with GOLD!!!! (I'm loving gold so much it deserves the ott treatment)
I used the MME Fancy That papers and vellum die cut, which I backed with white card to make it show up better. I also used a paper pad with some pale cream patterns on - can't remember who by though. One of these was cut using a doily die and I also added some gold foil stripes to one of the others (gold foil plus extra sticky DST is becoming a bit of a habit). I thought it needed some gold Beadazzles but they went a bit wrong on the big flower. They could almost be lily stamen type things I guess. A Paper Smooches die provided the sentiment. This die cuts into 4 parts and is really fiddly btw...

I managed one whole card for the March UKS card challenge.
 which used a sketch
Yes I didn't even vary the element in it. Although my strip of paper was bigger...
The butterfly was engoldened (new word) by using a Stamp n bond powder and gold foil. I found I had mixed success and needed to reheat the glue quite a lot. Still it is kinda pretty.
I added more gold to the patterned paper behind it using a glue stick and gold Glamour Dust. The bottom corner swirl was already there but I tried doodling the one in the top corner.

Here is my Lent work book. I may have a bit of catching up to do in it... Easter Saturday is going to have to count as Lent for me
 I gessoed the cover and sprayed a variety of inks. I cut two Sizzix die panels in black and stamped Kaisercraft background stamps around the edge. A Docrafts deep embossing folder was used with vellum and I die cut the letters with two different alphas.

I am trying to do more fancy lettering. The backgrounds are done with Distress Ink

1 comment:

Natty said...

I can only apologise for how long it has taken me to post a comment on this post, because when I read it the first time round it was stupid o'clock in the middle of the night and I was on my phone and so my blogger commenting capabilities were very limited at the time - also I was sleep deprived and heaven knows what kind of autocorrect fail would have followed! Then it was busy times and into Easter, but at last - here I am sat at my PC with a NORMAL keyboard and I can smile and giggle all over again at your post. :D
Oh you have taken me down memory lane at the mention of SA - I remember those days, I think I subscribed with the second kit and (I can't believe I am saying this) I still have odds and ends from those kits unused despite many a clear out over the years. They were fantastic kits but the next kit came around far too soon to play with everything from the previous kit.
Happy memories - I remember all the excitement, the lovely stamps, the kits that were truly awesome and you didn't want to throw even a scrap away. hehe
And I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to know that I can still enable you after all these years! (evil grin) :D The Fancy That collection, I mean, come on! There wasn't much enabling required, it kind of sells itself don't you think?
I love how you used it for your card - it's so very me at the moment. And the fact you used the gold polka dots - I have them, want to use them, but haven't managed to yet! You were definitely channelling me!

Really looking forward to seeing how you use this collection for your wedding photos - it's definitely a match made in heaven!
And yay to you on getting a card made for the March UKS challenge - I've still not managed a card for any of the April prompts. One day... one day this month it needs to happen! :)