Saturday 18 May 2013

Using designer paper

This week Simon Says Stamp and Show wants us to use a little paper, so what was the first thing I headed for today on my first day back from holiday? Yep a small paper pack and some fun time creating and making again.

I used 2 sheets from a 6 x 6 MME paper pad called The Station to make a card for my dear hubbie who organised our fabulous vacation in California.

Suplies used -
Stamps - Tim Holtz Simple Sayings, flourish, Tiny Things
Dies - Tim Holtz Pediments
Embossing folder - Tim Holtz Dot Matrix
Distress Markers, Ranger Archival inks, Distress Inks, Distress Crackle Paint, Chitchat Stickers, white acrylic paint.

I folded the DP in half to create the card and because it's double sided it has a lovely patterned inside to it, plus I added two strips to decorate and provide a place for writing the message.

I chose another piece to cut a pediment which was run through the EF and inked with walnut stain and fired brick and rock candy crackle paint swiped over it with a piece cut from an old credit card. 

I also crackled the sentiment, bird image and edges of the card (after I had stamped the flourish all round it).

I stamped the little birds onto heavy weight cartridge paper and watercoloured them using DMs.
The film strip was added to a scrap of TH paper and I also found a scrap old Basic Grey DP which I used for the collage strips.

It's lovely being in the work room again, I did miss it, but of course there were lots of compensations while I was away and I will show you some photos later in the week.

I hope all is well with you my blogging friends and readers and thanks to the new followers who have joined me recently, it is lovely to have so much encouragement and support along the way, I hope you find some inspiration and a reason to come calling again.

Have a wonderful weekend.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Other challenges to have fun with -
Cards Galore - A Tim Holtz homage