And down to earth with a bump...
The light finally arrived at the end of the tunnel for me and the nose-to-the-grindstone work bubble has eased up a little.
Which means I've had a chance to do some crafting just in time for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge which comes from Svenja!
The challenge is to make a card with a sky of flight theme.
Well I couldn't resist a chance to feature some rainbows and clouds.
Paper: Crate Paper
Dies: PTI, MFT, Lawn Fawn
Other: enamel dots, typewriter, 3D foam tape, Gansai Tambi watercolours
For a bit of a twist on the usual way I use the rainbow die from MFT, this time I cut it from watercolour paper and used my Gansai Tambi paints and a water brush to colour in the different colours. It gives a more delicate look to the rainbow than when I've used markers in the past, plus I like the variation in the shade you get with this way of doing it.
The little cat is from one of the journaling cut-out cards from the Little You line and my trusty vintage typewriter was the perfect way to add the custom greeting. I definitely don't have anything else in my stamp or sticker collection that would have worked. Believe me, I looked!
I don't think I'll ever get sick of using these lovely papers from Little You for many projects, they backgrounds are just so versatile. In fact I've not bought any new paper since Christmas as there doesn't seem to be much that is new but will work with older product. But that's not such a bad thing as I have plenty of lovely paper still in my stash that has been curated over the years! hehe
In the meantime I'll keep using what I have (plus a few new ink, stamp, and die additions)...
Another new purchase I made were a couple of Photo Boards from www.photoboards.org - I've not got much natural light that I can use for my project photos or a neutral background, and I'd been looking for a while for backdrops that would work for close-up detail but weren't huge to store and were durable and solid. So I ended up getting the 60x60 Whitewashed woodgrain board and the 40x40 Bali green wood board for a shot of colour. So far so good! I am hoping to add to my collection as new 40" boards are released. :) Hopefully these boards will help a little with my poor light conditions for photography.
Make sure you go check out the other wonderful cards from the design team over on the blog!