Yesterday I decided to have a little me time and to forget all my commissions, and Design Team work and just do something I wanted to do. Sometimes I forget that this is a hobby and not a way of life it then becomes less enjoyable. I took an age making this card but enjoyed every minute of it. I do realise how lucky I am to be on some fabulous designer teams and have fantastic products to work with and I wouldn’t change it for the world but I must learn not to take it so seriously that it takes over my life.
I have used lots of Lili of the Valley Stamps on this little step card, “Together Forever” image and sentiment from the Romance collection, Ribbon stamp from LOTV Additions and I have added a Cherry Blossom from the Additions range to the main image I wanted to give the impression of the swing hanging from a cherry tree, I think it has worked quite well. The new LOTV Additions stamps will be available at Ally Pally next week and on the website from 19th April.
A mixture of Marianne and Doo Hickey Swirl Dies have been used as well as Medium and Small Retro Flower Punch and MS Butterfly Punch, I also had some punched branches punched before my MS Punch died in my little box of die cut spares, I really enjoyed playing with these until I got the effect I was looking for. The Ribbon stamp has been coloured with Copics and Glittered with Glamour Dust. The paper is from a Tilda Pad I bought from Lili of the Valley at the NEC last week.
The Colours used are:
Flesh: E00, E01, E11, E13
Hair: E53, E51, E50
Dress: R11, R21, R22, R35, and flowers
Jumper: G82, G85, G94, BG99, E43, E41, R40
Swing: E71, E70, E40
Going to have a shower and hair wash now to make myself beautiful for my Dinner Date. Have a lovely Sunday everyone