In case you are wondering, there is no post this week for The Crafter's Cafe - Embellies with a Twist. Some changes are being made to the forum, so last week's challenge is being extended for another week. So you still have a chance to take part in our "red, white and blue" challenge.
On Sunday morning at 7am (New Zealand time) I was able to take part in another Hero Arts Flickr Group 90 minute scramble. Something I haven't been able to do for a few weeks. It was hosted by Ger (Cards n Chocs) from Ireland. Her challenge was "Encouragement" with an optional
challenge of masking. Masking is something I hardly do, so I thought I would give that a try. You can see Ger's wonderful inspirational card, and the other cards that were created here.
Here is my first card.
I cut a spell binder label and masked off the centre of my card and then stamped with the Hero Arts envelope stamp, and sponged around the edge of the masked off area. I stamped the branch stamp in the middle with Shabby Shutters distress ink. I added my sentiment in the same colour ink, but it was hardly readable so I had to restamp it in brown onto another piece of card and add it with dimensionals. I matted my image onto brown card.
Here is my second card.
This time I masked the top and bottom of the card and inked the middle part with wild honey distress ink. I
tried stamping the envelope stamp over this, but it hardly came out. You may be able to just see it in parts. I
then stamped the Hero Arts Flowers and Get Well Soon sentiment in black
versafine ink. I matted it onto a similar colour in the background.
I wondered about doing something with the centre of the flowers, but I
didn't know what and I was running out of time so lastly I added the
twine as I feel it needed something else.
Thanks so much for dropping by and for your comments.
Have a great week.