Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy (if a bit soggy) Sunday to you
all! Wow, what a great selection of bits n pieces entries last week, I was really chuffed that you all loved tidying up *but that is enough of that for one year right?* The theme this week is one that pleases me greatly, drops me right into me comfort zone it do! The theme is NATUAL COLOURS & ELEMENTS - you can interpret the challenge how you like: use your favourite neutral tones and natural colours (ie no bright neons folks) add in bits of natural stuff like jute, raffia, feathers etc...
choice, it be yours! 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 *this is THE important bit guys, please remember your rubberstamps!* and then hop back here, leave me a comment with a link to
the place you are showing your entry and I can come see you. If you
haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook (just tag me name) or
by emailing a small res.pic to me. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 15th August 2014.
Before I waffle on... I had a couple of entries in the past few weeks that didn't have a linky to the post on the entrants' blogs... I hopped on over to have a nosey but I couldn't find the relevant post on said blogs - so if you could give the Sunday Stamper a mention in your post please, I can find you much easier, plus your followers might not have heard of this l'il 'ol challenge and might fancy a play along too :O)
Right! Waffle time! It was my beloved Grim's birthday last Monday *yes, he was 21...again!* I usually cop out and buy him a card because I never think that I will make him one that is as nice as a bought one. However, this year he did mention about having a made one, so I got my thinking cap on. Girls birthdays are SO easy aren't they? Boys cards, however, I struggle with. I didn't want to do a cliched "cogs, guys, cars, boats" kind of card so I had a thinky about what Grim really likes... and one thing he really likes is birds! *feathered variety... although.... teehee* I cut some of Tim's Wallflower papers so I had the little birdy image in the right place and layered this up onto Bazzill card. The papers themselves are ornate enough to leave them be so I just kept it simple, tied some twine around the papers and added a little Heart Charm with the "love you" sticker in the middle and stamped out the Happy Birthday and the cartouchey thingy it sits in (Tim stamps btw)
But! Alas! The card looked bare! So I added some Idea-ology Washers and Long Fasteners and Clips... still a bit bland. Ahahaaaa! A feather! And being as I happen to have the gorgeous Bird Feather Tim stamps, I decided to make me own feather. I used Wendy's Archivals: Tree Branch, Potting Soil and a smidge of Geranium to reflect the colours of the bird on the papers. A whole lot of snippetty-snipping to make the feather a little more realistic and a blend around the edges with Vintage Photo DI to get rid of the creamy cardy bits and voila, done! I am chuffed with how the feather turned out... and Grim, bless him, thought it could be real when he first saw it! *mind you, he didn't have his specs on - oh yesh, bless him, arms ain't long enough anymore*
I shall away now... I have a pretty lazy-ish day planned... well, I have got Mount Crumpled Clothes to scale and as it is a miserable day out there, I think an old black and white film and a date with the iron is in order! Thanks for looking, have a goodly day all.... TTFN