Things have been a bit hectic over the last few weeks and it has definitely taken its toll on my mojo :( However there are a few challenges currently going on in blogland which gave me just the nudge I needed to venture in to the disaster zone known as my craft room.
In particular I wanted to play along with Virginia's View - ombre challenge and over at Addicted to CAS where the code word is butterfly. I decided to play with a fabulous butterfly heart die from Memory Box and this is what I came up with:
I created a cheat's ombre by die cutting the butterflies from some ombre paper that I had in my stash and then cutting them out and sticking them to the white base. It took a little while but I love the effect with a few of the wings slightly lifted. The sentiment is from Avery Elle.
I also wanted to play along at the new tic tac toe challenge over at Hero Arts and at Simon Wednesday's Challenge where we are making masculine cards.
This is what I came up with:
I used the fabulous tiny flags background stamp white embossed and watercoloured it in using some of my favourite greens and blues, The sentiment is also from Hero Arts. A bit of black and kraft card give the central panel some definition. I went for the middle row - background stamp, birthday theme and die cutting but it would also work with a few of the other lines as well!
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