I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine - the temperatures here have been unbelievable this week! It has been lovely to spend some time sat out in the garden - I even did some colouring out there yesterday.
So, today we have a brand new theme over at Cardz 4 Galz, and this time Babs has set us the challenge of using
'NO PATTERNED PAPERS'
Now, I must admit, I do love my design papers and do quickly turn to them when making a card - so this challenge was a pleasant change and I decided to get out my distress inks and get messy. Here's what I created for a little inspiration ...
As we have been enjoying all this glorious sunshine, I decided to use some lovely bright colours - I inked up a piece of white card using Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Shabby Shutters distress ink.
I created lots of depth to the colour by using a stencil, a few abstract stamps and a little piece of sequin waste. I stamped the two corners in black and then added some Black Soot distress ink around the edges.
The sentiment (corner stamp and the little dragonflies) are from a set by Sheena Douglass which I got free on a magazine some time ago.
I die-cut some flowers from a scrap of the inked card and layered them up, with a few punched leaves, to finish the card.
I really enjoyed making my project without delving into my stash of design papers - why not go and check out how the rest of the design team managed without their papers too?
Hugz, Jan xx