Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Papercraft Star Challenge

Hello there ...

I am overwhelmed by all the lovely messages left  following our recent bereavement ... 
Thank you all for being there for us ... You are such good friends

Today it's business as usual with a brand new photo inspiration challenge at 

Isn't this just a beautiful shot and so very soothing I think ...

The colours are stunning, but put together they are not colours I would normally have reached for ... but I knew I wanted to go down that route and be challenged
Actually I am pleased at the result!

This card is winging it way to the Netherlands for a sweet blog friends birthday ... I hope she likes it 

I used a new embossing folder (to me) by SU which cost me a fortune in postage ... and on receipt I see why ... it came in a huge box! Not sure I will be buying from them again ... I mean it's plain silly!

The card was run through my printer having selected a digital Pink Petticoat paper "sweet apricot" from the Ombre collection and I embossed a piece of aqua/turquoise paper from my scraps
All the embellishments are from my stash ... I painted one of the shells with distress ink and hot glued a few pearls and some bling to give a 'beach' feel

(you can click to enlarge)

The sentiment is by PTI 
... and in case you missed a TIP I gave a while ago ... I keep little plastic packaging like this

which I pop over any delicate or embellished pieces on my cards that have to be sent through the mail ... that way hopefully everything stays intact

Hop over to the Papercraft Star blog and be inspired by the rest of the lovely team and please play along with us.

Can I also mention that today I have a tutorial on working with digital images up on
  Our Beautiful World blog that you may find helpful ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today ...

Till soon

~ Ros ~