Hello my friends … long time no see … at least here on my blog! I’ve been about in blogland, but have had a big card making project going on and haven’t been posting. So, you’re wondering … why am I here now? Well … a short while ago, I had a email inviting me to join Addicted to CAS as their Guest Designer for April … wow … excited … thrilled … honoured … and just a little squeaky (after all, you’ve seen the amazingness that is the ATCAS DT!). So I’m here tonight with my first card … our Code Word is ‘Far Away’, the super talented Michelle is our host and StampArt Designs is our sponsor …
I’ve developed a fondness for turquoise/aqua and gold … so that’s where I started. I took a strip of vellum and sponged it on the reverse with three different Distress Inks to create some graduated colour. Once the strip was dry, the Clearly Besotted dandelion seeds were stamped in Versamark and gold embossed. Gold thread was wrapped around the vellum and the strip was adhered to a white card panel. I cut out a tag, gold embossed the Clearly Besotted sentiment, popped the gold thread through the hole, tied a bow and adhered the tag to the panel with foam dots. A few gold sequins were tucked in around the sentiment and I popped the finished panel up on a white card base.
So, what does ‘Far Away’ mean to you? To me it was reaching for dreams, no matter how far away they seem … to you it could mean someone you’re missing … or a far flung destination you’ve visited … or one you’d like to visit … or anywhere else your creativity takes you. Check out the DT’s cards for some fabulous inspiration! I do hope you’ll let your imagination run wild and play along (the link’s on the badge above) … there’s a whole two weeks to let those ideas come tumbling out!
I’m expecting to be back to normal (ha!) service over the next few days and am looking forward to seeing you out and about in the blogosphere. Until then, thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂