Today was a day for a frenzy of activity. Why? Well, I have spent most of the day on the phone between two companies trying to get a brand new washing machine – which doesn’t work – changed. I have had it for two weeks, and it has taken that long for an engineer to come and say it is broken! Well – duh!! Anyway, after the saga I just had to go and craft.
I have certainly had a frenzy of stamping – as you can see! I have finally – yes finally – got to grips with multi-layer stamping. I think. Maybe. Sorta.
I have stuck to yellows and browns for the flowers, and green for the leaves. The colours worked well, so I stamped my way through my most recent Altenew acquisition ‘Budding Thanks’. All the yellow flowers are from that set. I am still working my way through the different flowers, and they are blinking gorgeous. So easy to line up…….and how about me going all ‘Clean and Simple’? Gotta say, lovin’ the simplicity.
A comment on a previous posting was absolutely right – it takes time to appreciate the simple after crafting so intricately for years, with layer upon layer of die-cutting.
The brown flowers were because I saw a posting from Yana Smakula on Pinterest, and she did her flowers in coffee colours. They were stunning. I had to give it a try. I am also liking that effect too.
As I haven’t posted for a few days, and was in frenzy mode, I have decided to choose some challenges using a different card from this posting for each one. I couldn’t decide what to do which would match the same challenges, and had some serious crafting mojo happening, I just went with it and kept going. I took one of my cats meowing at me constantly to realise how late it was and that I had been in my craft cave for a few hours!!
I did venture outside at some point today, and took a picture of the bluebells currently in bloom, almost at the end of their bloom actually. Still a stunning display, though.
I will be entering the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches – ‘Sketch’
Crafty Catz challenge – ‘anything goes’
Crafting when we can – ‘CAS’
Dies R Us challenge – ‘flowers – must have die cuts’
Artistic Inspirations – anything goes/optional brown and cream
Craftaholics R Us – ‘spring colours or flowers’
Come and get it challenge – ‘make it square’