I am posting today from a wet and miserable Auckland, in fact it has been like this ALL week!
Any visitor to this place would not be impressed with our summer to date, as it has been a total of about 4days!
I can bemoan about it, but it would not improve the situation, so I have to acquiesce and spend time indoors and my craft room......... oh, what a shame........
Three Challenges are screaming at me to enter this card, the first is:
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #121 - Punch It (Sheena)
and the second which is a favourite of mine is
And the Third is:
Over at the Pond; Lily Pad Cards, where they have two colour palettes that you can choose from, I chose this one (an exact match is not required – just land in the same ballpark). a $20 gift certificate from Our Craft Lounge!
I returned to my favourite genre to lift the spirits, no challenging themes today, I am not in the right frame of mind.
I used a punch for the Hearts and dry embossed through the Vagabond.
The Frame has been cut on the Cricut using the Fancy Frames Cartridge and inked up with some subtle stamping of script on the Bg (to create a little interest)..
The image within the frame of the Bird was a little piece of scrap on my work desk; it was perfect.
My Bg paper is Kaisercraft and I have randomly stamped using a PB music Bg at the (R) corner and at the bottom of the card in frayed burlap and machine stitched a border, as I thought this would be softer than my Hand stitching thread.
The TH Distressed Doily Die connects with the pattern of my frame.
To complete my 'Chic' look I coloured up some seam binding for my double bow and added the cream lace and pearls.
I love the process of layering up with elements to formulate a picture in this way.
Mixed Media gives me an emotional charge and I am always pleased with myself afterwards, it does not have to be a stunning creation, it is the process of manipulating the fabric, paints, paper etc that is so absorbing and fulfilling to me.
This is the inside:
The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets T set.
I hope you have a good weekend and thanks for looking.