Sooooo, a quick share this morning. This is a card I started last night and finished when I finally got my backside out of bed this morning (and that was NOT early . . . oops!):
I stamped and coloured up this image last night. I seem to be having a bit of a cardmaking weekend, which I am glad of, as I have been fearing for the permanent loss of my mojo recently, but maybe it was the stress of Christmas and just being too busy. Instead, this weekend, I have been sat in my craft room instead of finishing off my essay. Oops! Never mind, I will get it finished this week. The plan is there, I just need to make it into English, instead of gibberish.
Anywho, as I said, I stamped this LOTV image last night. It is a newbie, which I allowed myself to buy just before xmas (I haven't had the making mojo, but the buying mojo has been just fine!). I coloured this little lady up with distress inks (some of which are new too) and I'm pleased to say I seem to finally have the skin colouring down. The hair leaves a bit to be desired, but I think what I need to solve that is more colours! I also used a wash of a memento ink for the grass, but I don't usually colour with memento inks.
I added glitter to the wings and the star wand, as well as the flowers on the headdress and a little bit on the skirt, because you can never be too sparkly (even at the grand old age of 29 I like to sparkle wherever I go). Because I'd decided to add stickles at this stage, I thought I'd best let it dry overnight and instead I got on with colouring some other images, which I will share with you later (eventually!).
So when I finally got up this morning (at 10.30 - I never used to be a sleeper in, but I seem to be good at it lately), hubby made me a cup of coffee (read my mind) and I ventured into my craft room to proceed with some crafting. The first thing I did was finish off this card.
I am loving my 5x5 cards at the moment - I think they just look so sweet and cute, so I used one of those. I then added the sentiment, which is an LOTV one, and I stamped it with peacock feathers distress ink, which I had used on the image.
I layered the image onto some navy card (my fave colour) and then used a scrap of LOTV spotty paper (at a jaunty angle, naturally) and some LOTV checked paper, which I also layered onto navy card. I think the pink in the final paper just breaks up the blue, but I love blue. It also tied in nicely with entering the new Cupcake Inspirations challenge.
To finish, I added two small blue gems in the bottom right-hand corner.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
I have made loads more this weekend, which I need to share with you, and I promise I will get round to it eventually, but first I have thank you cards to write and tomorrow's stew to make.
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