Hi there, its my favourite day of the week and after a dull start the sun has come out too :-)
Today's card features the lovely Guinevere from Michelle Perkett Studio. I coloured her and then couldn't find any papers that looked right (how annoying is that??) so I decided to get out my starburst stains and make my own.
I made two sheets of backing paper using pale pink and green shades of starburst stains on copier paper (I used alpine ice rose, ramblin rose pink, eidelweiss moss greeen and a little gator gumbo olive - you've got to love the names they give these colours lol). I covered one sheet with cling film and scrunched the other up and left them to dry.
Guinevere is coloured with promarkers and has green glitter for a bit of extra bling in her hair and on her headband. I cut her out with a nestie and a gold mat too. I used the scrunched paper for the main background and punched a border from the cling film bp. The lace is from WOC and the ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I used the leftover scrunched background to make the flower - punched 3 flowers with a woodware punch, layered themup and added a gold centre and a rose from WOC. The flourishes are made from gold mirri card cut with a marianne creatable die. To finish off I added some faux pearls and dew drops from Crafty Emma's Store. I'm really pleased with the flower, especially as its just made from copier paper lol, you can see it better in this pic.
Today our spotlight Saturday post at MPS is giving all the DT members chance to talk about their favourite charities. Its hard to choose a favourite charity but Rethink and Mind the two big mental health charities are very close to my heart (in fact I work for a small branch of Mind). I'm going to be doing a local craft fair later in the year ( a scary thought) and hopefully my cards will make a little money for our charity. Things are very difficult for small charities at the minute so every penny counts.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cardmaking Mama's: embellish it
Crafts and Me: glitter
Freshly Brewed: flowers
Going grey with scrap creations: recipe challenge, my ingredients are ribbon, glitter and pearls
Mami Doodles: Use a punch or die cut
Pixie Dust: Lace it up
Tellen's Place: Sparkle and Lace
The Stamping Boutique: handmade flowers
Thanks for visiting today, I hope you are having a good weekend. After a nightmare of a week at work I've been out weeding and taken all my frustration out on all the poor dandelions lol, now I've had chance to chill out I'm going to have a couple of hours in my craftroom :-)