Monday, August 24, 2015

Retreat Weekend

Just back from a fabulous weekend away with crafty friends, Fiona, Amanda, Tania, Sharon and Ruth. We had a lovely time chatting, crafting and just enjoying a bit of time for ourselves away from the pressures of family and work. The card and matching gift box above are what we all created Saturday afternoon. We used the new thick white cardstock for the card base, it is so much more stable than regular cardstock.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Garden in Bloom, Watercolour wings and Wetlands
Ink: pool party, island indigo, crushed curry, delightful dijon, early espresso and black  stazon
Card: whisper white, pool party and crushed curry
Accessories: gift bag punch board, whisper white taffeta ribbon and self adhesive rhinestones

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Clean and Simple for Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink have a colour challenge this week. It has been a while since I have had a chance to do any challenges but these colours really appealed to me so I wanted to have a shot at it.

This card turned out nothing like I first imagined in my head! I originally did a sponged/watercolour background on the white card, but it turned out a bit too much colour so I ditched it. I was then going to use a number of bigger butterflies, but didn't like that look either! What I was left with was clean and simple with lots of white space!

Project Recipe
Stamps: Butterfly basics and Circle of Spring
Card: Crumb cake, smoky slate, whisper white
Ink: blackberry bliss and bermuda bay
Accessories: crumb cake seam binding ribbon and relf adhesive rhinestones