Hello everyone. Well, it is Monday again and a Bank Holiday here - again! Sunny? Mmmmm, the jury is out on that one! Rain or shine, grab your picnic basket, as it's off into the woods we go with the fabulous new challenge theme from Simon Says Stamp & Show!
I swing from girly to grungy and this week it was the return of the pastel tones. I think a lot of us like to play around with houses when creating and I decided to raid my stash of cardboard to rustle up a home in the woodlands. A shop in my town mounts pictures and they let me buy all the centre cut-outs for a pound! I have a huge bag of fabulous sturdy cardboard just perfect for this project.
I cut my pieces to shape and covered the main part with sticky back canvas for a bit of texture. Then I set about adding the roof which I stamped with dots before going on to the details.... The wording is taken from a larger sentiment which I cut to my suit my piece.
I know I use these Wendy flowers a lot but I just love their shape and that they come in three sizes (on different stamp sets). You can layer them up, stamp and cut them from all sorts of things and make them very simple or full on fancy.
My Art Parts leaves are painted white before I stamped them in delicate Bundled Sage with another favourite background stamp from Wendy. Seeing as I am raving on about my fave Wendy things, I just have to add the Just Fly butterfly. Here I have stamped it onto card but used the reverse side so as to achieve a simple shape... A little ric-rac, lace and buttons finish it all off. I think it would make a great gift for someone's new house... Or you copy the design and make it into a card...
Into the woods.... where does that take your crafty mind to???? Take a look at how the rest of the Design Team played around with the challenge here! the ideas are fabulous.Do join in! We are on the hunt for our top three artists and there is this very
generous $50 voucher to be won too.
Thanks for calling by. Enjoy the holiday if you have one...
See you soon. Sarah.
A simple gal with a passion for imagery, composition and detail. Enjoying the freedom, adventure and sanctuary of dabbling, stamping, paper art and...just being. Hope you enjoy your visit, do linger a while.
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Thank you very much for taking the time to be here. I am grateful to all the artists, renown or yet undiscovered, who inspire me. I am learning, discovering and creating everyday and I hope you may also partake in this journey. I strive to find my own originality and creativity to produce individual hand-made pieces. If you would like to refer to any of my designs or photographs, it would be greatly appreciated if you would please credit them to me and this blog. Thank you.