Tuesday, 8 September 2009
If all else fails...
.....fiddle about with a couple of challenges. After all, haven't I got a list of things 'to do' that leaves no time for fiddling about? Yes indeed. What the hell. The sun, magnified by the window, is not helping my Christmas cards workshop for sure! Actually, nor is it helping my need to sleep, but that's possibly because I should open it and let in some fresh air. Or move.
This card is for the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week. I used to have several sunflower stamps, including the most famous botanical by PSX. But alas and alack, they are long gone to a flea market and therefore new owners. So I rummaged through my diminishing stash and found this pewter adhesive embellishment. By Magenta, about 8 years ago I expect. At the time, they were a fiver a pair and they were expensive. Which is why I didn't use them. And in order to use it today, I filled it with holographic gold glitter and daubed on some stickles. It's as close to a Sunflower as I can get. Call it an 'interpretation', I'm sure it will suddenly look very arty and sunflower-ish. The background stamp is, by the way, one of my most used, most favourite text stamps ever in the whole world. A Stamp in The Hand. I think any stamper who likes text should have one, by law.
And this card is actually all about the inchy, for the challenge over at Fiona's. The theme is 'Asia', and so here are my excuses for this one too: I don't do asian, all too gentle and thoughtful for me really. But I love this Penny Black bird image - largely because I've always thought that it could have been painted in that sinlge stroke style that the Chinese calligraphers favour. Anyway, because I don't want a pile of inchies lying around - because that's a pile of 1 inch pieces of card waiting to go in the bin - I made it straight into a card. And let me immediately say that although the inchy is erm, an inch square, the final card is 4" square. Just so the Lady Nurse doesn't think I've been a nimble fingered genius. I'm saving that moment for something else. I think.
Oh Lordy, edited here at 7.21pm: there's been a change over at 2 Scrap Ladies, the date and location - please view!!