Tuesday 7 July 2015

Make A Wish

If I could have a wish come true it would be that as soon as I received something I ordered I used it so I didn't have a mountain of stamps still waiting to be used. That is so sad, each time I order anything I look, I look to see what others are doing, I ponder about how many cards I could get out of this one stamp etc then I order. BUT then I get distracted....mmmmm while Im here I'll also get that and that and that just to make sure the postage to Australia isn't higher than the price of the stamp, you understand.

Then of course everyone has releases around the same time so of course multiple orders going out on the wire here - there - there - ohhh dear time to stop ordering and let them all arrive. Which of course they all do within a week or so of the other and bang already the wee little basket is replaced with a bucket to be replaced with a roll away rectangular container to be buried under the mountain. DARNELL it must be nearly time again for a NBUS challenge, maybe with no limits on entries along as each entry is totally new schtuff???????

Ohhh who am I to complain I love NEW STUFF.

Anyway onto todays post

Isn't this beautiful. This is the stamp that arrived yesterday from Simon Says Blog hop win. The stamp is a Hero Arts 'Flower Medley' Background. As soon as I saw it I had to have a go. The top picture looks a bit spready at the bottom  as though collapsing but its not so just must be the angle of the dangle.

Stamped with Versamark ink then white embossed on Tim Holtz Watercolour cardstock. Looked to see what others had done with it and found that its so NEW that there was very little to look at at all. Must admit white embossed on white can make it hard to see what your doing so I kept looking at the wee sticker on the back on the package that have a grey and white image to work from. I did a very very pale was of different colours picking out each type of flower and staying the same for it. At first I did orange roses, yellow little daisies, blue bell flowers, fuchsia ultra little flowers and green formal leaves.

Then played around, added more water and daubed with towel to remove excess water and colour, changed colours and generally played around till I was happy. the leaves dominate so I came in with a couple of different greens and yellow and teal to add some contrast.

Finished off with a bit of sparkle from gems here and there and just added straight to the card base. Card cut down slightly so it was the same size. Was going to leave with no sentiment then thought of the Penny Back 'Make A Wish' Die and thought this looks like a card you would go to to make a wish and cut two, one in black and one in grey to stick behind the black. Attached to the card.

Now have another 2 panels stamped, embossed and ready to play, just have to decide what I want to do next.

But for now I'm going to add this to Virginia's View Challenge - Stamping #16

Thanks for coming to visit and as I love to say ' See you when the mud cracks'.


lostinpaper said...

Such a beauty Aileen, this card is so serene. I hear you on the NBUS stuff, although I'm so much better than I used to be... I don't think it's anywhere near good enough lol.

Ruth said...

Absolutely beautiful. What gorgeous colouring! Xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. The water colour washing is fab.
You were fast to use your schtuff. I'm with you on the endless tub of NBUS - it seems to keep growing! and I have started a new thing where I don't put anything away until I have used at least one image.

Camille Short said...

So talented - wonderful idea for the background! Glad you could join us at Get Creative Challenges!

Camille - DT

Barb Ghig said...

You've colored your flowers and leaves beautifully, Aileen! Stunning card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Pop's Cards said...

I am such a good girl I have been drooling but I have not been spending I have not had anything new since May when it was my birthday and ..........I cannot get anything new for another 14 weeks!!!!! 14 more weeks, but then that £20 per month pocket money comes back whooo hoooooo :0)))

I love what you have done here the colours are so gorgeous, its so soft pretty and delicate, hugs Pops x

Anonymous said...

beautiful! i wish my garden looked just like this!

Pink Unicorn said...

I know exactly how you feel, all those gorgeous new crafty things and so little time! I'm glad you got to use your new stamps and the card you have created is gorgeous! I love the white embossing on watercolour. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Use a stamp or digi”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Marion said...

Such a pretty background! A lovely card. I am trying so hard not to buy anything at the moment.. I too have so much stuff that I have hardly used. Companies need to slow down in releasing so many awesome new products!!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my....this is one gorgeous card! Your background is as beautiful as it gets!