First, I have a big huge thank you to say … it’s for my friend Bev at gottadothehappydance who last night (in this time zone) sent me this:
THANK YOU Bev, I am so touched and honoured to receive it 🙂 in fact I’m so delighted I had to do a happy dance last night to celebrate and still have twitchy feet! Truly, it’s so sweet of you. If there is anyone out there who doesn’t already know Bev, don’t delay going for a visit … her cards are always so creative and inspiring … and utterly and beautifully CAS. On top of that, it’s impossible to leave ‘Happy Dance’ without a smile on your face!
So, about the Liebster Award … it’s for inspirational bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers and is designed to be passed on to others. These are the guidelines for recipients:
- Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
- Post the award on your blog.
- Pass the award on to five bloggers who inspire you and have fewer than 200 followers.
- Leave a comment on their blog so they know they are the recipient of such an amazing award.
Since I joined blogworld, I’ve met so many super talented, creative, inspiring, supportive, sharing and encouraging people (actually I much prefer the term friends if that’s ok with you guys!) … some of whom I know have already become proud recipients of this award … here are five more inspiring bloggers:
If you get the chance, pop in and visit, have a meander around their blogs and let them know you’ve been!
Now, onto cards … I have two to post today … and two challenges that finish in a few hours (one of them in this post), so I’m a bit squashed getting them in before the gate closes! This offering is a bit of an experiment … for One Layer Wednesday, Susan at Simplicity is the host and has set us the challenge of using ‘Neglected Inks’. I don’t have enough inks yet for any of them to be neglected (although I will have!), but there is one I haven’t had a lot of practice with (love the impact it has though), so I used it here, hence the experiment.
experimentation the creative process, I drew ideas from some of the other challenges I love: CAS-ual Fridays – Love Song (a card inspired by a song you love), Less is More – Music One Layer Card (yes, OLC! Also at LIM, following Mandi’s departure, there is some good news … rather then being a ‘stand in’, Jen has become a regular designer … so more wonderfully inspiring cards from her are in the offing!), Unscripted Sketches – A super simple sketch (they’re often the most challenging!) slightly adapted! Here’s my card …
The song I chose for CFC was ‘The Wind Beneath My Wings’, the lyrics say so much (check them out here) … and we probably all have someone in our lives who we think of in this way, as a hero.
The ‘neglected ink’ is white, which has turned out better than expected, especially after it was embossed with white (and I remembered to anti-static the card beforehand!). I’d never coloured on kraft before, but saw it last week on quite a few cards during my travels in blogland and liked the effect a lot, so a little Promarker was added here and there. The finishing touches were the little heart gems to highlight the notes (which were already heart shaped!), scoring either side of the image and dry embossing the rest. The stamps are from Lawn Fawn (bird) and WPlus9.
That’s it for this post … hope you’re having a great day … I’ll catch up with you later during my meanderings. Thanks so much for coming by … Anita 🙂