Here's a splash of sunshine for a winters day. I used a ready made scalloped card, punched a square with a Martha Stewart round the page punch and cut out the middle with a rounded square nestability. I cut a smaller aperture in a pale green square to frame the flowers. Lots and lots of layers on the flowers, which are the Primula die from Memory box, with some added foliage done with a Martha punch
I felt happy making this, it reminded me of buttercups on a summers day. The flowers were popped on with Pinflair glue, which dries in a 'blob' and doesn't flatten out as it dries. You apply it with a syringe, so it's easy to be precise
I had an email yesterday from Eileen, who wanted to know where I got my inspiration for my cards. That set me thinking, and the honest answer is I really don't know. Like all crafters I sometimes hit a wall and my mojo disappears for a few days, but I can't say what brings it back. I wish I could say that I was inspired by a glorious sunset/the colour of the summer sky/a scrap of vintage fabric/a piece of pottery rescued from a junk store.............but even though that would make me sound very artsy and quirky, I cannot tell a lie....
The truth is that I sit and mess around at my desk, I mess with papers, I leaf through cricut handbooks, I fiddle with stamps, and somehow, all this messing leads to the card. I do have temporary passions though, one week it's all Cricut, this past week I have been on a real floral kick, next week it will be something totally different no doubt. Anyone seen the Mod Podge? That reminds me, I still haven't used that grunge board that has been back and forth across the Atlantic with me so many times, I am thinking of applying for a grunge board frequent flyer card. (I still don't have any clue what I am supposed to be doing with the stuff, perhaps that can be my mission/passion for next week)
See you tomorrow