Happy Monday. I hope you all had a great weekend. I did! I got to spend some time in my craft room - and in my garden. That has to be a good weekend, right? :-)
One of the challenges I played along with was this great sketch from Just-Add-Ink
When I saw the sketch I immediately thought it would work with my new Simon Says Stamp July card kit. I love the papers and elements in this kit and, as Lou and I love to cruise, this seemed an ideal set:-)
Here's my card:
To add a little more interest and texture to the image, I went over the lifesaver with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and then added a thick layer of Crystal Accents onto it and left it to dry. Once it was dry, I assembled the card and created the envelope.
Here's the envelope:
Such a fun card kit and such a fun challenge! I hope you will pop along to Just Add Ink and check out the design team and submission cards because there is some fabulous inspiration for you.
On a personal note:
I love this time of year. The flowers are finally starting to bloom (albeit slowly) and the baby birds are starting to make an appearance.
Our jelly/orange feeder has proven to be a central gathering point for so many birds this year and I have had the pleasure of watching the red bellied woodpecker feed his two babies. In fact, I didn't realise there were two of them and it seemed very strange that one minute the baby was on the deck railing begging for food and the next time I saw him he was eating well on his own! Well, it wasn't until this afternoon that I saw the two babies together and yes, one is feeding itself (most of the time), but the other really relies on parents to do that.
Here's a photo of the two babies together. I'm sorry about the quality of the photos, but I am taking them through the window and through the thick mosquito screening, so it's pretty tough to get a crystal clear photo. On top of that we had a massive rainstorm and the windows have spots on them!
And here's a photo of the parent feeding the baby. In case you are wondering what they are eating... it's not the jelly, it's the orange!
And on that note, I need to go feed my feline babies! I'll be back with another card tomorrow. In the meantime warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Cardstock, stamps, DSP - Simon Says Stamp July 2015 card kit