Good Tuesday morning everyone
Hope you all had a good weekend and the weather was good enough to do outdoor excursions.
Paul & I have a busy week ahead of us. My son is moving back home for a couple of weeks ( YES! ) I am so looking forward to spoiling him again. The solicitors couldn't get their act together in time for the exchange of contract for his new home and for his 1st step on the property ladder. Needless to say he is upset but I'm elated. Also my sister is moving into our caravan with her 3 cats while she looks for somewhere to live nearer to us, so no more holidays in the caravan for us for a while, not that I've been away for 2 summers now because of my elderly cat Summer, but as you all know I'd rather have my Summer, than a holiday.
The move starts tomorrow they both have to be out by midday on Wednesday, they both want our help and a van and they both live an hours drive away from us but in totally different directions. So lots of driving, lots of humping ( lifting of boxes ) and lots of wine on Wednesday night, if not something stronger. YES again!
Steph I have to say here, I'm sorry I couldn't reply to you. I overshot your name and it wouldn't let me go back. I did this with T ( Wheelybad ) one time, and I got around the problem but I couldn't remember how. So sorry. So I'll say now, it was a fantastic comment and I'll be more careful next time. That is of course if you visit me again. How pretentious of me.
With this weeks card I did some grouting on Phil's paper instead of card. You have to work a bit faster so as not to drench the paper. At one time I tore the paper, but you won't find the tear I think Phil has made it a self healing paper pack, fantastic!!, and I know where the torn part is on the card but I can't see it. I had a few problems with my camera this week, so sorry if they are too dark or over exposed.
After the pictures of my next weeks card will be a tutorial with the peony dies, as Karenlotty asked if I have one. I don't but will have one for next Tuesday.
I wish you all a happy and healthy week.
Hope you like it!
Phil Martins- Graceful Butterflies & dragonflies paper
Phil Martins- Sentimentally Yours- Butterfly Field Collection
Spellbinders- Grande Squares
Creative Expressions- Foundations card Coconut white & Vintage silver
Creative Expressions- Cosmic Shimmer- Embossing powder -Detail Silver Shine
Creative Expressions- Cosmic Shimmer- Sparkle Texture Paste
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Classic Rose
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches - Magical Butterflies
Sue Wilson- Configurations- Charming Lace Trim
Sue Wilson- Embossing Folder- A bed of Roses
Tim Holtz- Distress ink- Weathered Wood & Spun Sugar for the flowers
First I did a mat & layer of black, vintage silver and blue paper from Phil Martins collection. I embossed that with the bed of roses folder, and then grouted it with the silver sparkle paste. I then made a smaller second layer in the same way. I cut 2 charming lace trims and glued to the edge before I attached sticky pads for dimension. I then cut a square using the grande Squares and also a little frame, before attaching the frame I stamped with the butterfly field stamp with clear medium and used silver embossing powder and heat set it. I attached the frame and cut out 4 charming lace trims and cut them just to keep the half circles to match the 2 on the edge of the smaller mat & layer. I cut a few tiny butterflies to add for a more 3D look. I made some roses hand coloured with distress inks.I placed them on the card with some leaves. Finally I cut 2 butterflies added pearls to compliment the roses and attached to the card, and that's it!
See you same time same place next week!! Thank you for looking in XX