Please excuse the long post today... but I've got so much to share with you. I'll try and keep the waffle brief :o) I made this card last night with lots of challenges in mind. Joanna Sheen's October Challenge is to create a 'Beatles Song' inspire card (mine's Strawberry fields). Charisma Cardz would like 'Daisy' projects. Cute Card Thursday Candy Corns/Sweet inspired cards. A Spoon Full of Sugar's theme is Kitchen & Cooking. Magnolia Down Under wants Distressing and lastly I followed the Sketch from Just Magnolia, (the Strawberry stamp is by Magnolia)
The papers are by Creative Imaginations. I have used Green tulle for the central band and my EK Success postage stamp border to edge the red spotty panel. The scalloped oval is die cut wood veneer. I embossed the next oval panel with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and used distress inks, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain all over it. The little Hanglar cook I stamped, embossed and coloured with Copic Markers. The Magnolia strawberry I stamped a couple of times. First as with the Hanglar image and secondly using Stazon ink onto red velvet paper. I cut them out and pieced together, as seen in the piccie, using Pinflair glue. The sentiment is also by Magnolia, die cut with my oval Nestabilities, and distressed using Antique Linen and Pine Needles ink. The large flowers are made using my trusty Woodware flower punches. I added a little colour with my Copics, shaped them and glued them together with Pinflair glue gel. The centres are die cut circles (Quickutz) which are painted with Cosmic Shimmers. I finished off the card with a green polka dot ribbon bow.
Now onto my next Joanna Sheen card. I decided to make a slider card to display the Sweet Pea image. I covered all the panels with pretty K&Co papers and inked all the edges. I used an eyelet and ribbon to make it easier for the tag part to side out. The sentiment is from Joanna's Garden flowers Lilac plate which I stamped and then die cut with my Nestability label die.
The image itself is stamped, embossed (I use black versafine ink and clear embossing powder) and water coloured. I had to chop the antennae off the butterfly but I added my own by adhering some wire. I cut out the images and glued them to an acetate scalloped circle The tips of the butterflies wings are glittered. I finished off the card with some cream ribbon and a bow.
Phew.... thanks for sticking with me. I thought I'd share my craft table with you as it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. As you can see I love being completely surrounded by my crafting goodies and am a totally messy crafter....will I ever get organised?? I doubt it!! But I'm as happy as a pig in muck when I'm crafting :oDCiao for now!