This is unusual, isn't it? A Sunday post from me??? Whatever next! Well, you see I was incredibly honoured to be asked to guest design for AAA cards for their current challenge. Woo Hoo!
I had to say yes!
The theme is just fabulous:
"We have an extra option for this challenge, in addition to the love theme you might like to shape up your card. It could be long and thin, a rounded square, circular, heart shaped or any other shape you can imagine, just make sure to keep it LOVE themed and CAS."
I knew that I wanted to make an octagon card shape and I also knew that I wanted to use non-traditional colours, so that was the start of the inspiration for this card. I had another lovely session of pouncing distress stains onto partially wet watercolour paper, and then spritzing as it dried. I love the way this piece turned out. Doesn't the background add a sense of dimension and depth?
STAMPS: Crafty Secrets "Cherish" set (a set I chose as a prize many years ago from Simon Says Stamp!)
INKS: VersaColor ultimate white pigment ink
EMBOSSING POWDER: Wow! opaque bright white superfine
DISTRESS STAINS: evergreen bough, peacock feathers and iced spruce
OTHER: White linen card, watercolour paper, 3d foam pads, 2mm crystal gems, Ranger distress sprayer
I'd like to enter this into:
Craft Rocket Challenge #32 - It's a Love Thing
Crafty Cardmakers #181 - Love Love Love
Inky Chicks #78 - Clean and Simple
I hope you will all find time to join in with AAA cards and this fun challenge. Please pop over to their challenge blog to get some amazing inspiration from their talented design team. It is not always easy to keep a shaped card CAS so all their inspiration is brilliant for those that want to join in.
Thanks so much for having me as your guest designer ladies!
Well, I've finally got around to creating a 'From My Craft Desk' facebook page this week - huh! It's only taken me years to find the 3 minutes I needed to do that! So, to celebrate (and drum up a few more likes for the page, wink, wink!) I've added this card in a short video on there. Hopefully you can access it HERE. Maybe next time I'll do a video tutorial....who knows?
Have a wonderful week.