Thursday, 14 June 2007

A Wet Old Wednesday!!!

I don't suppose everyone was thrilled but I for one was glad to see the rain today.
It's just so nice to stand out and see the garden looking all fresh and sparkly with raindrops. It didn't cool things down much though unfortunately and I am not enjoying the heat at all.

I caught up with so many jobs today that I am quite chuffed with myself. Had an order for an Ordination card for Saturday and it's done plus I bit the bullet and made some wedding cards for the that is pure torture to me as I hate making wedding cards. Got all the class packs ready for tomorrow and got all outstanding parcels and correspondence sorted and it is still only!!!
I could do another couple of hours if I put my mind to it but I am eager to read a bit more of my new book so am having an early night.

I did manage a quick play with one of my new Hampton Art stamps. This one is called Pearls and Plumes. I think it is just gorgeous.
I just did a very simple card. The dark background is another piece of the nasty silver mirror card I had covered with crumpled tissue and coloured with inks from the Rueberry Adirondack four colour pad. I then used the same inks with my water brush to colour the image.
I cut slightly away from the stamped frame to make a wider frame and then removed the background from the stamped image and layered it onto a piece of striped paper from the Hannah range by K&Co.
The frame has been attached with double sided tape and then I just put a foam pad under the head to raise it a little which looks quite effective if you want some depth without having to stamp multiple images to decoupage.
I have another stamp called Repose which I shall try and have a play with tomorrow.

I just knew Simon would win The Apprentice even though I was rooting for Christina. I found him so annoying but I can see Sir Alans point in employing him. I have to say that I am awfully glad that his building won't actually get was hideous.
Can't wait for the next one now......I am well and truly hooked.

Well my book calls so I am off to have a read and a cup of coffee.

Bye for now


  1. I Love that card, Sheila. Call that an ealy night?!!! It's very early morning! Hahahaha. Love Ali xxx

  2. They are beautiful stamps Sheila... I take it you don't like the silver mirri card then? LOL

    Rosie x

  3. Ohhhhhh - just stunning Sheila.

  4. This is a fabulous stamp Sheila - love what you did with it.

  5. Oh Shelia she is STUNNING!!! beautiful piece...
    have you seen that Technique Thursdays challenge this week is Tissues.. just thought I'd mention it because you used tissue on this scrummy card..

  6. LOVELY card! Great idea to use tissue paper, it really looks good with this elegant stamp!

  7. Just beautiful. Pink is a favorite color of mine too. I think the tissue gives it such a nice texture.


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