Sunday, 15 November 2009

Banana and chocolate butterfly for the Stamp With Us challenge

Wayhay, we're back to normal again over at Stamp With Us, so we have a new challenge for you this week. It's a colour theme and this is our colour inspiration.

Crikey, this looked a bit intimidating to start with but on the other hand it pushed me away from Christmas cards which is all I seem to be making at the moment. I decided that the Tea and Crumpets paper would work well for this colour combo and so here's what I came up with.

Stamp set: Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Card Vellum
DSP: Tea and Crumpets
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Butterfly
Other: Gold Elastic Cord

The plain butterfly was stamped in Ruby Red and punched with the Circle punch. I then stamped the flower butterfly in the same ink onto the vellum cardstock. This vellum is so lush, it's quite heavy but it's still best to score it with a bone folder rather than the black scoring blade on the Paper Cutter. I cut my first attempt in half, so I hope you gain from my mistake, lol. Gold elastic cord was wrapped around and tied so the ends make the butterfly antenna, which also picks up the gold buckles in the shoes of the colour theme.

Bess has bounced back from her op pretty well, she keeps crying but we're learning that she's just milking the attention because she's suddenly alright again when she gets it. She has more energy than we hoped, we thought the injections on Friday would knock her back for longer than they have. We're not allowed to take her for a walk for 5 days and have to stop her jumping or moving around too much. Hmm, an active 3 year old Staffie ... not moving around or jumping ... not quite sure how that's going to work.

Yesterday's craft fair went very well despite the awful weather later in the afternoon. JJ and I had lots of visitors throughout the day, sold plenty and persuaded a few to come along to our classes. Hi and thanks to everyone who stopped by.

Jan and I also picked up a commission each for more work while we were there. I'm now going to be working on a dozen Christmas boxes to hold handmade chocolates for a lady who actually turned out to be local to me. Yummy.

Back to the revision now since I got a day off yesterday.

Looking forward to seeing your entries to the Stamp With Us challenge this week and please pop along and check out the rest of the Design Team creations.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Sara xx


margaret said...

Great colour scheme Sara. Love how you have interpreted it. Wow those shoes are fabby. Glad bess is doing well. The stall looks very professional. glad you did well.xx

JanJay said...

Great card, and I love the colours you've used to interpret the piccy!

Glad to Bess is doing well & your craft fair was a success

Jan xx

Bekka said...

Great card Sara - love what you have done with this challenge.

Good news about Bess and the fair too - am really pleased for you


jayne said...

WoW love that card so funky !
Beautiful ! We are running a 3 month DT call at the moment and one category is Cardmaking !
check us out

Simone said...

This card is fabulous, Sara!!!
I love this foto from your craft stall! So many beautiful projects!
Good news about Bess. :-)