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Friday, 15 August 2014

N for Natural

Good morning,

It's time for our next letter over at the Alphabet Challenge today and Sheena has chosen the new theme for the letter 'N'. For the next two weeks we would love to see your projects using something

Here's what I decided on for my DT inspiration ...

I knew straight away that I wanted to use natural colours and I love using kraft card. But the idea of this challenge is to use something on your project that is 'natural' and not 'man-made'. So out came the thinking cap - the obvious choice to me seemed to be wood as that matched the kraft card colour theme. 

So I made a little frame for my stamped image using four wooden cocktail sticks - now weren't they fiddly little buggers to stick together. Hubby to the rescue when he returned from his man shed with some balsa wood glue! I then wrapped each corner with some cotton thread, still not totally trusting the glue.

The background kraft card is run through an embossing folder and inked around the edges for definition. I cut an aperture in the cream cardstock so my rose stamp could peep through. This was one of the freebie stamps that came with my Craft Stamper magazine months ago, but is still a firm favourite and is great for layering up (although not really visible on my photo).

I stamped the sentiment in brown ink and added a piece of hemp cord and a wooden button (coloured with my Tan Promarker to co-ordinate) and a little adhesive pearl in the centre. 

I hope you will come and join us this time - there are lots of other interesting natural things to play with too - feathers, hessian, shells, dried flowers, raffia, wool, leather just to name a few.

Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Oh my gosh, I love your cocktail stick idea!! Very creative and the card is gorgeous! :)

  2. I love your glittery rose! Beautiful card.


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