Sunday 28 April 2013

Party weekend!

It was Alex's birthday party this weekend, which he celebrated with 18 other children at an indoor play area with the most enormous ball pit!  He loved every minute of it, especially this swing into an enormous ball pit.  I on the other hand am now somewhat stiff due to rescuing lots of children from that ball pit!
Needless to say I haven't had a lot of time for crafting this weekend, although it is time for another Quirky Crafts challenge. Cazzy set the challenge which is to use only 2 colours (one bright and one dark) and to not have any squares or rectangles (except your base layout). This time we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear stamps and I was able to use the beautiful 'Prayer' stamp to make a page for my journal.  I made the background all using the mustard seed distress ink. I masked out areas and inked over them several times to generate the darker stripes. In the lighter areas I stamped using a variety of stamps or inked through sequin waste.  I printed the image separately and coloured it using promarkers, then cut it out, mounted it onto the background and rimmed it with black ink and the words of the Lord's prayer.  I finished it off by adding little touches of sakura star dust to the swirls, music and especially the wings. I am entering this into CCC 'monochromatic', SSSS 'colour', Tuesday throwdown 'make your own background', Simon says stamp 'anything goes', All sorts 'anything but a card'.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Lin said...

Lovely card, Caro! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Anonymous said...

A lovely project...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Anne said...

Glad Alex had a great party and hope your aches and pains soon disappear Caro. I used to go crawling around those places but sadly can no longer.
i really love your Praying Hands. Beautiful. Hugs Anne x

Anonymous said...

Stunning work! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

Alison Scott said...

Lovely journal page.
A belated Happy Birthday to Alex. Well done for being the rescuer. Hope you loosen off soon ;-)

Cazzy said...

Your page worked really well Caro.

Cazzy x

brenda said...

This is really super Caro and perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x