Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Big mahooosive thank you's to you all for all the gorgeous nature themed entries to the challenge last week... I am loving visiting you all and seeing your interpretations of the theme. This week is a nice and easy-peasy theme... and it is... FLAME COLOURS. Think reds, oranges, yellows... those bright happy colours to get us into the mood for some sunshine. To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme AND some stamping. Pop back here and leave me a comment with a linky to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog, you can also join in via Facebook (just tag my name and I will find you) or by emailing me a small res. piccie of the creation. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 19th April 2014.
Now, you may have noticed that this poor old bloggetty-blog has been somewhat neglected of late. In fact, I have been very remiss and hardly blogged for the last few months. The reason for this is my old Mojo seems to have done a runner! Oh yesh, the old cad Mojo has beetled off on his jollies and left me here, bereft and thoroughly cheesed off with a lack of inkyness on my fingers. I actually think that the old war wound flaring up hasn't helped, pain tends to squash any creativity right out of me... and I have been a smidge busy teaching and getting ready for my next lot of classes. So where am I going with this waffling? Well, last Sunday I had a lovely day over at Crafty Bunch in Telford, learning how to make cards, being taught by someone whom I really admire... none other than our Pauline Wheeler. Please do pop over to Pauline's blog.. oh and remember to take a cuppa and a packet of Hobnobs with you, her scrapbooking, cardmaking and 3d art is all beautiful.. you will be there a while... and HERE is her blog.
Yes, you see, I have, um, issues, making a card. My usual stuff is over flowing with embellies and lots of 3dness which makes my style pretty difficult to compute onto a card. I have a mental block when it comes to card designs... I just always seem to do the same old thing... so what a delight it was to learn a few new card making techniques and be able to play with some lush Indigo Blu stamps at the same time. This card here is using the massive Sunflower stamp... I NEED this to come and live in the Room of Stash! I used Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and a smidge of Vintage Photo to colour the sunflower... it was stamped 3 times and cut out in ever decreasing petal layers to build up some volume and dimension. Isn't it just a beautiful design? THANK YOU to Pauline for inspiring me!
I shall away now. It is actually Friday afternoon! I am heading up North to Art From The Heart in Harrogate tomorrow - which is now yesterday (???) for a weekend of teaching. So, I decided to be all organised and get this post all scheduled and done so I can put my feet up this evening and get an early night for a change! As ever, thank you for looking, have a fabby Sunday! TTFN