We had two rather big earthquakes today and luckily they both happened when Mum and I were driving to the supermarket, so amazingly we didn't feel them at all. Dave called me when we had just started shopping to make sure I was okay and that I had talked to Mum. I was so surprised but glad we didn't feel them. Mum is petrified of them, especially now she lives on her own. I was worried the kids were scared but they didn't say anything after school, so I'm not going to mention it. We had very big earthquakes 18mths ago and Max has only just stopped worrying about them. Not the best start to the day. Luckily there was no damage or injuries and lets just hope that there will be no more.......
Anyhoo, (sorry, went on a bit of a non-crafting tangent there.....) I had a bit of a challenge myself with the latest Waffle Flower challenge:
What a beautiful butterfly and amazing photograph. And you can see though, the colours are not ones I use often and never together, so this really stressed my creative brain. Not to mention I only have one Waffle Flower stamp set. This has turned into the 'How many cards can I make with one set of stamps' challenge for me!!
I really wanted to make sure I used each of the colours. I found a striped beige paper that was adhered straight to the card front. I then cut a panel from white CS and stamped the butterfly with the deep plum colour. I stamped the leaves in blue and then stamped the flowers on white CS. These were fussy cut and popped up on foam tape. The sentiment was stamped in black and I added some orange and teal enamel dots. The panel was then adhered with foam tape.
The patterned paper is from Teresa Collins 'Memorabilia'. The butterfly stamp is from Couture Creations. The rest of the stamps are from Waffle Flower 'Loved' and the enamel dots are from Papervine.
I'll link this to the House of Cards April Challenge where their theme is:
And will also link to the Uniko Studio Challenge # 20 where their theme is 'Things with Wings'.
Its 10.30pm Thursday night and I need to make two more cards before I go to bed. Hopefully I can keep my eyes open long enough to finish. Won't get any time tomorrow as I'm off to a gardening job all day. Got to pay for this fabulous hobby some how!!!
Very different and very creative as well. Beautifully executed Shona.ReplyDelete
Happy to hear everyone is OK. We get minor quakes here from time to time and they can be disconcerting.
Hugs and Blessings
It is a beautiful card! Love the delicate butterfly! Perfect that nobody got hurt and scared to much...no fine start as you said... Enjoy the rest of your day!ReplyDelete
So happy you are all okay. The colors on your card are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Good to hear you are all safe and well, Shona ... way to go stretching your comfort zone ... such pretty elements in each of those colours! Anita :)ReplyDelete
Another AMAZING card, Shona! I adore these colors, the fabulous design, and the lovely images! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xxReplyDelete
Beautiful card, great colors and design! Glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna HOC DTReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, I am so pleased you are o.k and the kids are none the wiser. You card is a beauty. Adore the rich colours mixed with the soft. Thanks for joinig UnikoReplyDelete
So scary! Good news that you've had no damage! Another gorgeous stripe! Lovely in every way... take care!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful CAS card! Thanks so much for joining us at the House of Cards!ReplyDelete
This is so so sweet, Shona! Great placement of the elements and I love the background paper. Glad you weren't affected by the quakes.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card! You did great with the challenge :) Glad the earthquake wasn't as bad as it could have been! What a crazy way to start off the day!ReplyDelete
Love this! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!ReplyDelete
What a GORGEOUS card!! Thanks for playing along in the WFC challenge!!ReplyDelete
Stunning! Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev xReplyDelete