Susan is hosting OLW this week over at Simplicity, where there’s a colour theme … anything using dark red, yellow/gold and green. I’m finding OLCs more challenging at the moment, and it feels as though I’m spending a long long long time figuring out a design. It’s exercised my brain a bit and I’ve come up with a number of reasons why this may be so …
- I’m out of OLC creativity at the moment and it’s just one of those things that’ll pass.
- The remains of the cold I’ve had have befuddled the creative connections and they’ll be unfuddled (is that a word?) once the night time hot toddies have worked.
- I just don’t have enough stamps to choose from.
Mmm … wonder which one is the most
likely attractive … anyway a gentle few hours of web wandering and ordering is almost always likely to spark creativity … isn’t it? And if that doesn’t work, there’s the anticipation of getting a yummy package to unwrap and explore … and that’s bound to do it. Funny how writing things down sometimes makes the solution just jump out at you!
So, my card … I coloured the image with watercolour pens, steamed it, stamped it and used a water brush to draw the ink into the open spaces in the flowers and leaves (it went a bit ‘mingled’ but I rather liked it so I left it that way!). I dry embossed a double frame round the image and stamped a single word from a sentiment to finish (the whole of the sentiment was just too much for the image).
Supplies: Cardstock: Crafter’s Companion, Stamps: Penny Black (Image), Hero Arts (Word), Colours: Marvy Le Plume.
I’m off to link this and have a wander around the other creations already uploaded. Thanks so much for visiting, and especially so if you’ve had chance to make a comment … I really appreciate them. Anita 🙂