This is my first card of the weekend …
This and the next card took me a long time to make … Friday night I rather recklessly tried taking a hot tray out of the oven with an ungloved hand … silly really as the other hand was gloved. Anyhow, because skin and hot metal don’t play well together, there was a bit of an ouch or two as the thankfully short battle raged. Fortunately, hours of iced water helped a lot and the impact is less serious than it seemed it was going to be … but I am a bit one handed at the moment … hence two days to make two cards!
The panel on this one started life as a mushroom basket (well, it’s original start was as a tree, but that was before I knew it) … it’s a little thicker than chipboard and the grain is really nice, so I saved it, just in case (we all do that, don’t we?). I tried die cutting the Mama Elephant Hello, but the wood was just too thick, although it embossed it beautifully. The embossing was coloured with Promarkers and ‘varnished’ with Glossy Accents … I wanted to create a kind of marquetry feel. The panel was mounted on the card base over some Promarker coloured plasterboard tape and I added a scattering of Neat & Tangled sequins.
Playing along with these challenges …
CASology – Wood
Less Is More – Use A Recycled Item (the mushroom basket!)
Simply Create Too – Your Sentiment Is The Highlight (my first time joining in)
SSS Monday – I Ought To Use This More (this fabulous wood … it was a big basket!)
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes
ETA: Moxie Fab World – Wonderful Words Challenge (word dies)
I’ll be back in a little while with my second card … it takes a long time to type one handed … well without too many mistakes that is! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂