First pic is of some new stuff that arrived this week ... you know, all that stuff that you don't fancy or want but absolutely, without shadow of a doubt NEED. Unfortunately I NEEDED more stuff so am hopeful of another wee small delivery any day soon ... just a couple or three new stencils so I can eventually pluck up the courage to pull my first print off that Gelli Plate.
I did manage to make a couple of cards ... they are so bright in real life you need sunglasses but as they are get well wishes I figured I'd go the bright and cheery route ... just didn't figure they would turn out so bright the recipients would need to recover from sunspots once they open the envelopes.
As a lover of all things grunge I'm not sure about these but in an effort to branch out from my preferred colour palette of brown and dusky blue and muddy green I only got out my sunshiny distress inks and went with the flow. I did use my absolutely wonderfully gorgeous swallowtail butterfly stamp - thanks again, Fiona Cullen - and all I can say is WOW!!!! Not to what I did with it of course but to the item itself ... it's HUGE and I can't wait to use it again.
I did the two cards the same but different ... the swallowtail is just visible if you stick your finger in your ear, stand on one leg and squint a bit ... the one that has the lighter coloured ribbon.
I do LOVE that ribbon that the inspiration that is Tim Holtz came up with but it is somewhat expensive I think so it only gets used on cards for very special people and I really need to find an alternative that will behave in the same way. Even managed NOT to set fire to this ribbon too ... crafting without the adrenalin!
Just a couple more views of the cards and then it's off out to the lakes for me - the gates open at 7.30am and I already have my boots half on but wanted to leave ten minutes ago!
You need to do the finger in ear, standing on one leg thing again but the swallowtail is just visible in this one!
So Happy WOYWW'ing and see you in blogland!