Thursday, 10 May 2012
This week on Cute Card Thursday our theme is food and/or drink - on my card there's a delicious golden turkey just out of the oven .. .. mmmmm! Our sponsor for this week is Whiff of Joy and Katharina is offering the winner of this challenge a stamp of their choice.
I've inked up my LOTV stamp then coloured the image with Copics, although it's looking a bit washed out and not exactly square on my screen - I'll have to ask one of the boys to tweak the settings for me. In keeping with the Papermania traditional papers and beige card, I've inked the edges of everything with Frayed Burlap DI and added pale amber pearls made with my Waco pearl maker pen - at least this colour is making nice round pearls. I also had a packet of matching Papermania rub-ons so used a few to decorate the image and the striped paper layer. The text circle is also by LOTV and I've coloured it with my Copics too, but the pale blue/grey shade in the centre doesn't show up - it's the same mix of colour I used for the shadow on the image, a mix of C0/1and BG70.
The challenge on the Oldie But A Goodie blog is for diecuts and punches - I have used Nellie's Choice poinsettia punches together with Marianne diecut poinsettia leaves and fronds to create my embellishment. And my stamp and papers are over 6 months old.
A quick update for you on the build front - after the torrential rain yesterday/last night, there are men all over my roof this morning trying to get things water-tight in the garage area (they had to remove some of the tiles in order to fit the new trusses so we had water running down the walls inside the garage). One of the new gables is built and I can hear them cutting blocks to try and get the other one finished ready for the tilers .. .. by this time next week I should, hopefully, have a roof over the new extension. I am browsing magazines and catalogues for decorating inspiration .. .. trying to continue the green/beige/white/brown from the kitchen-living area to give a coordinated and spacious look to what is actually a small bungalow .. .. .. Mum wants pink or peach in her space, my eldest wants red/black for his bedroom and I would have liked blue in mine but that's not going to work as the room faces north-east and could feel cold in blue. Today, I'm leaning towards Laura Ashley's 'Manor Born' scheme for my room, it has a traditional patterned fabric with shades of both amethyst and cranberry that I could use to make the curtains, but they will have to last a long time as the material isn't cheap and I need a lot of it for the french doors and side lights (to maximise the light coming in). Then I could use the neutral pale amethyst version of the design in wallpaper on one feature wall, paint the rest with a matching pale amethyst, pick up the cranberry for lamp shades and cushions and go for a dark brown finish to the furniture linking it to the rest of the house .. .. well I can dream!