How are you this fine sunny morning?
It's my turn to set the challenge over at The Daring Cardmakers, and this lovely weather is especially perfect for my theme - because it's based on the Louis Armstrong song "What a Wonderful World"
I've loved this song ever since my dad introduced me to it - and to Satchmo's amazing voice. Consequently it's quite a 'bittersweet' song for me, having the power to make me feel good, but also bring some tears too.
Inspired by the song "What a Wonderful World"
So this week I'd like you come with me on a little trip down Memory Lane and be inspired by this fab song. Just in case you don't know it, you can find the lyrics over on the blog
You can use the whole beautiful planet, or maybe choose one or more lines from the song to use when you make your card.
here's a link so you can LISTEN while you craft!
It seems that most of us find our 'own' challenges the hardest to actually create for - why that is remains a mystery even after all these years! I decided to use the line "I see trees of green...." but I had a couple of false starts before I finally found a layout that I actually liked.
This sweet potted tree die arrived this week from lovely Karen at Charmed and I was determined to use it - I think it's supposed to be a Cword Tree, but I didn't want to use it that way
Smooth white square card blank plus spare for upper mat
Bazzill card: Blue, 2x Green, Red
2 x Paper Patch Tree (LeCreatief Lea'bilities Dies)
I cut the branches from a die cut tree (Memory Box) for the trunk of tree 3
For the Pom-pom tree I used my Sil. Cameo. The shape is a scalloped circle with larger scallops, and I slightly "squashed" rather than use them perfectly round - the shape looks much better that way (I tried both ways)
The tiny birds are also Sil.Cameo cut
To finish: Blue organza ribbon, small ref gems
The trees are all raised on small pieces of chipboard to add some dimension
In another crafty parcel that the nice postman delivered this week was a lovely starry stencil, which got me thinking about the line "....the dark, sacred night". Put those two things together and add more "trees of green" and there's a Cword card waiting to be made.
The stencil is lovely, I really like the pattern the stars make. But I tend to make smaller cards for Christmas so I'd like it better if it was a bit smaller. I'm not sure it'll actually get much use, sadly.
Dark blue Bazzill card, stencilled with Star CrescentStencil, using
Silver Alchemy wax, and Silver Sparkle Medium - all by Imagination Crafts.
The trees are from a Sue Wilson set, I brushed white and silver Sparkle Medium over them with my finger before adhering to the base.
"Love, Peace and Joy" phrase is also a die (Creative Dies from CraftStashUk)
This is my first Cword card of the year, and probably the last for a month or so! I may be giving Cword a passing thought, and buying the odd thing that takes my eye, but its way too early for anything more.....I've not had my birthday yet for goodness sake!
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