Tonight I've spent some happy times with my crafty girlfriends using a pack Catherine made up using elements of the Stampin' Up Afternoon Daydreams simply scrappin' kit. There are some really lovely elements in there and the papers are pretty gorgeous too.
Catherine had designed three cards for us and a scrapbook layout. I didn't get to start on the layout but I can do that tomorrow.
The scary part was the brayering, which I've only done once before. Once you get the need to be gentle with the brayer though; roll from off the cardstock and roll off at least once before using it, it's quite an easy process really. You need to know which colours to use together to get the invisible link between them and Catherine is excellent at that and oh, so patient, hence I was able to get great effects.
This is just such a moody image but the embossed 'pool party' card and the colours of the patterned papers and the sentiment with the ribbon, all help to bring 'it out'. The twine help to 'ground' the trees too. Catherine's a very clever girl.
|I think this is my best one with the sun in exactly the right place.|
My brayering was rather heavy handed on this but I still love the
|Look at the way that sun sits so well behind the branches-|
pretty as a picture!
I am so pleased with these cards and I'm so lucky to have talented friends who don't mind sharing their skills with me.
Take care out there