Yikes...it is really 2 weeks since my last post??
Life has been really hectic, what with work and decorating...little did I realise handpainting my wardrobes would spark a complete a makeover in my bedroom. It's great to feel well these days but that in turn creates it's own problems as I try to cram in everything I haven't been able to do for months! Still, I am happy and thankful that my health is so much improved.
This week's challenge over at Less Is More is a colour challenge...shades of blue.
I really wasn't sure what to do and sat with my head in my hands this morning staring at a blank sheet of card not knowing where to begin. I tried out various combinations for over an hour but settled on this creation in the end.
My blue colour palette was inspired by my Colourbox Queue set of inkpads of which I have several. They are really old now but I keep all my inkpads in an airtight container and always have which has really made them last.
My shades of blue include turquoise, midnight blue and navy. I've embossed a circle and then stamped my Hero Arts Thanks background stamp in turquoise.
The leafy branch is a Marianne die...I really like it but I find it quite difficult to arrange the 2 branches in a way that's pleasing to the eye. In the end I die cut one branch and then reversed the die so that the leaves were pointing in opposite directions.
I painted one of the branches with a turquoise Twinkling H2O. Have you see the gorgeous new pots?
Aren't they just beautiful? I already have loads of H2O's, bought when they were sold as sets, but I just couldn't resist buying a few of the new pots...they look soo good sitting on my craft worktop.
And finally a picture with my Hero Arts word stamp...this is also really old but I've hardly used it. Just one of those stamps that I've never known quite how to use, but now that I have I love it. Hero Arts have brought out some fantastic stamps recently and I am just waiting for some new ones to arrive from postie as we speak...
I really enjoyed this challenge-thank you LIM girls for such a fab theme.
Well, no more decorating for me this weekend. I'm hoping to do a bit more crafting and enjoy the beautiful weather we have here. Hope you have good one too.