Reality has limits but our imagination does not, so let it run free and your creativity will flourish.
My imagination helps me create unique work as I strive to produce beautiful things and grow in capability, experience and confidence. My goal as I travel this journey of creativity, is to share my work and inspire others so that they themselves, may create something distinct and original too.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Liking what I do!!
Welcome everyone, thank you for finding time to pop by and say Hello, it really means the world to me. I know how hard it is to get around all our favourite blogs, so I really do appreciate your visit.
Ok, so here is my card for today, it is a bit late but as they say, 'Better late than never'.
Today I have used nothing but card, dies and stamps (oh and a bit of bling). No fancy papers, ribbon or bows. No image and no colouring. I wanted the focus to be more on the sentiment than anything else for this card, as it is such a lovely and truthful piece of prose.
I received the new Sue Wilson 'Vintage Lace' dies the day before yesterday but I was too poorly to play with them, woe was me!! Of course as soon as I found a little bit of life in me yesterday, I had to get them out to play. I have only used the border die for now, but I had so much fun playing, cutting and glueing it that I just had to find a place for it on my card.
For those of you who have the new dies also, or those who have seen it on TV you will notice that my border looks alot wider; you're not seeing things, it is. I cut out two borders and then trimmed one of them down to remove the black heavy border at the bottom. You have to be careful where to cut, but once you know where to cut it is so easy and it allows you to 'grow' your border into a really deep fancy lace and I love it!! Isn't it lovely?
For anyone interested, I will do some tips with pictures for this later, once I have had a rest and my grandson has gone home to his mum and dad (health allowing of course). With this method of cutting and glueing you can continue to 'grow' the lace indefinitely and it could end up as a very pretty lacy background. I have even managed to layer it so that you can shape it too. More on that in the tutorial.
I think Spellbinders could do with thinking about this, then their dies can be even more useful. If the border dies were made to link easier or shaped to be glued in rows (as I have done) they really could provide a fantastic die to be used in more than just one way. Perhaps I should email Sue or Christine Emberson and see what they think.
Ok that's it for now, I do hope you like todays card as much as I do. I will do my best to get the Tutorial up as soon as possible.
The sun is shining nicely here in Wales, I hope it is the same where you are and you have a wonderful day. Take care of yourselves and I'll catch you all later.
Regards Linda xx
White 300gsm & Black 250gsm card - Kanban via Create and Craft
Whirlpool cardstock - Bazzil at Aldridge Crafts
Picot Edge Circle Die, Plain Circle Die, Foliage, Sue Wilson Vintage Lace Accents,
Scalloped Circle Die, Insects & Fanciful Flight Dies - All Spellbinders
Dragonfly Stamp - Anna Griffin
Wording stamp - Creative Expressions at Sam Poole Creative Studio
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Clear Rhinestone bling - Bobity Boo Gemcrafts (cheap place for Rhinestones and Pearls)
Brad and metal embellishment are from my stash