Posted by manicstamper on March 17, 2007
I wasn’t going to have a go at this week’s dare from Daring Cardmakers because I do like to plan my work usually in respect of technique. But then I thought…..oh gawd stop being such a wimp and get on with it.
I put in a mix of things that I have had for a long time and things I haven’t had so long but haven’t used yet.
This is what came out of the hat…..actually the mixing bowl
Decorative brads………I have tons but rarely use them as I love round ones.
Matt black card……bought last summer and never touched.
Tin of K&Co Chipboard Tags and shapes……bought last May and never touched.
I sat there totally flummoxed for about 2 hours and just about gave up as I was trying to make the elements fit into my style of card and had absolutely no inspiration whatsoever.
Back at the drawing board I had a bit of a stamp onto the black card. This card looks like it has been painted with blackboard paint so I thought I’d try stamping in white ink and it looked fab. A hefty dose of inspiration from Gillian Hamiltons style of cards and I was away.
All in all I think this card has taken me about five hours to make so I don’t think I will be making many of them…..lol!!!
Other items used
My bargain clear flourish stamp set
Silver mirror card
White card blank
The buckle thing was coloured with a Stazon ink pad as it was a bit of a strange colour.
Had a lovely morning out this morning with DD. She has her own car now so she wanted to take me out for a ride.
We started off at Bridgemere Garden Centre and went to Hobbycraft where I picked up a couple of bargain stamps…….2 for £1.99. Didn’t get much else as I was a tad naughty at the shop on Thursday and spent a bit too much money.
Then we went on to Trentham Gardens by which time the sun was out and it was a beautiful day to walk around the shopping village.
DD bought me a lovely jumper and t shirt from Cotton Traders and we went and bought sweets from the old fashioned sweet shop. They sell all the things you remember buying as a child……..such a fun shop to visit.
Came home and promptly fell asleep which I blame on the fresh air.
It’s gone awfully windy outside now and I can’t believe they are predicting snow after the gorgeous weather we had today, still……….bring it on……I do like a bit of snow……..lol!!!
Well I have a bit of a thing going now for stamping in white on this black card so I’m off for a play as it’s given me a few ideas for Father’s Day cards for the shop.
Bye for now