Hi everyone!! Apart from everything being soaking wet and muddy, you would have no idea that a few hours ago it was dark, cold and trying to still rain. The sun is shining and has a lot of heat to it, which will dry everything out for the weekend. I've been home again today, fluffing around with housework etc and working out which card I need to make next...
A few weeks ago I shared with you a card I created with the Uniquely Creative 'Caravan' Die which comes as part of the 'Tropical Dreams' scrapbooking kit. The die was given to me to have a play around with and thought with all this sunshine, I would share the second card with you:
This is the cutest die and has so many details to it, including the door that opens. It can be used on so many projects and immediately invokes the 'holiday' feeling.
I started by die-cutting the caravan from white CS and colouring different parts like the wheel, window etc with Altenew Artist Markers. I popped some yellow polka-dot paper behind the window for curtains. I wanted this card to be more girly and not necessarily a 'realistic' scene. For the blue hill I drew around the side of a plate with a pencil on blue CS, cut it out and adhered to the card front.
I definitely wanted a sky so gently blended Distress Ink 'Salty Ocean from the top down about 2/3's, letting it fade out. The stars (from the 'Stitched 6 Window Frame die' set) was die-cut from yellow CS and glued in place with lots of 'Clear Sparkle Brush' added on top. The solid part of the 'Swirly Cloud Dies' were die-cut from white CS, the outline from soft lavender CS. They were glued together and then over the stars.
The rainbow (from 'Little Scribbles' die set) was die-cut twice from white CS. I glued the outlines together, then coloured the clouds and rainbow stripes with Altenew markers and inlaid back in. This was put on foam tape, along with the caravan. The sentiment (which unfortunately I just realised is no longer available) was white heat embossed on the same blue CS as the hill and put on foam tape. And to finish off I added some 'Sunshine' and 'Lavender' pearls for some shine.
I hope you enjoy this 'pastel-dreamland' of a card and it gives you some ideas on how to use your dies for different themes.
The kids will be home from school shortly, they are so looking forward to the weekend. Its been really stressful for them after being in lockdown for so long and being told they had to do schoolwork and attend every Zoom call etc, only to be told when they returned that it was fine if they didn't do anything at all.
The Government has also announced that they are awarding extra points for NCEA (which is the Nationwide acheivement system to pass subjects and gain access to University etc) which will take a lot of pressure off all the older students. Its amazing how much COVID-19 affected every single aspect on our life. The good news is we haven't had any new cases for two weeks, which is awesome and will be possibly going to Level 1 next week. That means we will basically be back to normal but still have lockdown on the border for non-NZers trying to come in. Fingers crossed!!