Saturday, 9 July 2016

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Hosting this week is
Vicki who chose Sponging.
So many different ways to play with this one!

This was an easy cas card to make and a nice male card.
I decided to sponge the background
and masked the top and bottom.
The stamp I used was purchased at a recent craft show
and is from Stamp It Australia - Large Conifer.
Inked this with Memento Northern Pine.
The background colours are -
Memento Bamboo Leaves and
Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade/Dried Marigold.
Card stock is white linen.
The tree was inked once and then stamped off
on either side giving it the lighter effect.
Sentiment is from GKD.
While the main tree ink was still wet I dusted it with
Elizabeth Craft cool diamond glitter.
Still a little hard to see here.
And there you have it.
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Guest Designing at Crafting with Dragonflies

Once again I am over at
Crafting with Dragonflies as I  have been invited
to be their Guest Designer.
Thank you Hilde for the opportunity to  be part
of the Team for July. So nice to be back with
some old Design Team Mates.
The challenge this fortnight is 'Summer Fun'
so my first thoughts went to the days when
we would enjoy the great outdoors biting into
an 'all day sucker' - that is what we call them.
For my card I cut out quite a few circles from
scrap DP with a Spellbinder Circle die.
I attached these in a circular motion around a large circle
cut from jac paper only using one sticky side.
(lollypops are of course colourful)
I have matted the background with coloured paper
and embossed one from a Couture Creations folder.
For my lollypop stick I cut up an old straw.
Added a button which I glittered to the centre
a bow on the straw and some coloured gemstones.
The sentiment is computer generated and the song -
Sunshine & Lollypops kept running through my head.
This was also cut from Spellbinder circle dies.
It may be the middle of Winter here in Australia
but like the Alan Jackson song may say
It's 5 o'clock somewhere - we can say
it's Summer Time somewhere and a
golden opportunity to get into this new challenge 
and have some fun.
I look forward to seeing your interpretation
of Summer Fun over Here
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