Happy Saturday .. .. and a happy weekend too. I hope it is proving to be a good one for you.
It was a cold and slightly icy start here but it turned into a lovely day eventually with some beautiful sunshine.
It is possible that the gorgeous weather may have influenced my choice of colours today for playing along with the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge. The theme for January is "Partial Die-cutting".
I used the two compulsory elements of Partial Die-Cutting and Stamping and then my own choices from the optional list. I picked masking, ink blending with a brush, watercolouring and splattering and here is my finished creation:
Image: Crafter's Companion "Flutterby Stamp and Metal Die"
Doodles and Flowers: Whimsy Stamps "CWSD226" FaDoodles
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique Clear Stamp (sadly no longer trading)
Backing Paper: Make & Create "Floral Feelings"
Distress Ink Pads: Spiced Marmalade and Fossilised Amber
I did my partial die cut panel first and decided that it wasn't very clever to have such a delicate antenna hanging over the edge .. .. so I stamped and cut the butterfly out again from yellow tinted design paper, painted it and stuck it over the partial die-cut panel to strengthen the delicate parts.
Off to link up now!
For those who have enquired as to how my big crafty tidy up is going .. .. .. well all I can say is "slowly". It is going to be a really long job as not only am I trying to sort my craft pod .. .. but the wedding room needs lots of tlc too. But whilst there are still weddings to be finished it won't be a final clear up in there until probably this time next year!
Each day I aim to make some form of improvement and "hone in" on just one thing and sort that! Some days it is just something small, but if it makes a clear space or empties a box when I have finished then it counts!! It is surprising how much you can sort in 20 minutes if you put your mind to it and focus!
Hopefully catch you again soon.