Hello from a much brighter Hertfordshire today. It's been a bit grey for a few days but the sun is shining this morning - maybe Lythan's challenge for The Daring Cardmakers worked some magic....
Paint the RainbowIt's Lythan here this time, and its a bit dismal down here in Devon at the moment so this weeks dare is really brightening me up. I would like you to make a card featuring a rainbow or using rainbow colours - you don't have to use them all but they do need to be in the right order!Check the blog [HERE] for some fantastic inspiration to get
your imagination going
Well, this one must really have fired up the imagination as several of us made a couple of cards to share rather than just the one - mind you, in my case it was more about trying to make something that worked as well on paper as it did in my head ...... and I'm not sure I succeeded in either case!
In my head this didn't look quite so"busy" and maybe I should have taken more note of Lythan's guideline that "...you don't have to use them all but they do need to be in the right order."
Or maybe I should have made the final "Enjoy" word stand out more - but its a bit too fine and fiddly to use multiple layers, or even dimensional glue
Smooth white square card blank, plus extra of the saem card
(both PDA Woodward)
Zigzag panel is stencilled on separate piece of card using Versamagic inks
(Chevron stencil - Prima)
I inked up an extra sheet of card with blocks of the same colours for
die-cutting 'Enjoy' word
(die 'Enjoy' - Creative Expressions)
The words were adhered in correct rainbow order onto the card blank and then a strip cut from the stencilled panel to fit the remaining space. I used a border punch on this strip rather than leave it plain
(Broderie Anglaise border punch - EK Success)
"your special day" is pc generated and the panel matted on black card
I thought I could do something with the remaining scraps of inked up pieces of card, and in my head saw a rainbow arc of butterflies. My issue this time was making the arc look right - I didn't like any placement of the butterflies that I tried, so in the end abandoned the rigid arc design idea and just let them there butterflies do their own thing!
White card as before
Embossed square for background and dimensional interest
(Embossing Folder - Petite Dots 6x6 - Crafters Companion)
Sentiment is pc generated then die-cut, red circle also die cut
(Nested Circles die set - Tonic)
Butterflies are the smallest size from the Butterfly Trio die; they are adhered only down the bodies so the wings can stand away from the card
(Butterfly Trio die - Memory Box)
The tiny hearts are the 'waste' saved from the first card
The tiny gems are iridescent and catch the light, shining in different colours
(Gem Wheel - Anita's)
its definitely worth heading over to see all the cards this week - the blog looks so bright and cheerful and is stuffed full of lovely rainbow ideas
That's it for this time, thank you for visiting, it would be great if you'd leave a message, it's always lovely to read them