The 3D elements on this card are the pot which was rounded on a glue pot before being stuck down and the flowersoft where the wires have been coated in PVA glue before adding the flowersoft to them. This is a close-up to show the 3D aspect of them. This is actually a retirement card for my mentor who retires next week. I hope she likes it.
This is the inside of the card with the retirement message in it. I have also made this ATC which seems to fit with about three challenges (a) Vintage for the Quirky crafts forum, (b) Shabby Chic (lace, buttons, charms and torn & distressed edges) for the Daring Cardmakers challenge and (c) Distressing techniques (inked and torn edges) for the Cupcake craft challenge. I must say that I really enjoyed making this ATC as the lace was made by my Gran, and the button came from my Mum’s button box. I stamped the background paper with music in butterscotch and then with the swirl (Purple Onion) in cranberry. All the edges are in cranberry as well.
Finally I made this scrapbook layout of Alex feeding the ducks following the 15th September sketch from Stuck?! Sketches. The layout also fits with the colour scheme of blue and green from this week’s Scrap and Stamp. The blue background paper is from Fancy Pants and has quite a lot of texture and splash marks on it, but I added some swirly stamps and inking through sequin waste effects round the edge of the green panel (Basic Grey paper) to add to the feeling of water. The title is Feeding the ducks and the journaling reads ‘Alex is so sweet when we go to feed the ducks. He crouches down at the water’s edge and says ‘Hello Ducks!’ in a very cute voice. He isn’t very good at feeding them though, preferring to eat the bread himself’. look forward to your comments. Have a great rest of the week.