When time is of the essencePosted: May 3, 2012
It just so happens that I have quite a few things to achieve over the next few days; some by the end of today. But I also wanted to participate in a couple of challenges. The One Layer Wednesday challenge returned yesterday and as some of you noticed Cheryl and I have joined Susan and Jennifer on the hosting team. Thank you to those of you who have left me such kind messages expressing your excitement over the challenge and my involvement; I am really looking forward to it. So I really couldn’t miss the first challenge with the new team. The other challenge that appealed this week is the Less is More challenge because that sketch had my name all over it!
I have managed to create a card for to enter in both those challenges but more importantly a card I can send my mother for Mothers’ Day. As my mother lives on the other side of the world I really need to think ahead and the truth is, I rarely do. My parents read this blog so I don’t like to post their cards here on the blog before they have received them but this will have to be an exception. (Perhaps, Dad, you could just not show her this one!)
The OLW challenge is to make a card for a woman in your life. I have used my mother’s favourite colours and a stamp with a little postage/correspondence theme happening. My mother has been a faithful correspondent since I left home, I less so. It looks like I made a clever collage of script and postmark, butterflies and birdcage but no, I just used the clever collage stamp from the new Penny Black Free Flight set. (To see more cards made with this set and the rest of the set visit the Penny Black blog today.) Of course I masked and sponged first but you already know that about me don’t you? The Less is More challenge was a sketch with either a centered square or circle leaving plenty of white space all around.
Thanks for dropping by; I must get back to the daily tasks.
Stamps: Free Flight (PB)
Ink: Memento Summer Sky, Lulu Lavender & Grape Jelly, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)