Another lovely day here in NE Scotland, two loads of washing done, plus a handwash. Washing up all sorted, and this is after me saying yesterday that all I do is sit on my bum all day, LOL!!
Thought I would pop on here before I jump in the bath and post about my newest creation. I just finished this new sketch yesterday, of an Echinacea with a little honey bee on it. It is now uploaded to The Shop. I took my photos a few days ago as these Echinacea are now in full bloom in my garden. It's a very young plant so not many flowers as yet, but I do hope it grows a lot more as I love these. They cheer up the garden when it starts to fade, as mine has a bit now the summer is disappearing (eeek!!)
So this is a compilation of some of the flower heads and leaves. Doesn't look quite as compact as this in the garden, it's a bit straggly! So here is the watermark version:
And here it is in full colour, in close-up, complete with stickles:
I have made the card using a sketch from Pixie Cottage. I added some corners with my cuttlebug die and some ink and a few gems here and there. Not in the sketch I know, but it needed some bling! The gems and stickles fit the theme at Crafts and Me which is 'Gems and sparkle'. I also added a hand-made charm attached to a bow to fit the theme at Totally Papercrafts (charms). Here is the sketch:
My colour theme of White and Pale Green was for the challenge at Crafty Creations 'white plus one', and also at The Pink Elephant the theme is 'Mostly White'. Last but not least I am entering tis month's challenge at Get Funky, whose theme is 'Flower Fest with Layers'.
My cardstock is a lovely pearlescent white, to which I have smudged some green ink over the edges. The backing papers are all from Funky Hand 'Dreams Come True' cd. I have altered the colour to fit the colour scheme of this card - hope you don't mind ladies? Let me know if this is not allowed, and I won't do it again!!
In the background is some white ribbon from the stash. The ribbon for the bow is also from the stash. I hand-tied this and attached a charm that I made from bits of jewellery I bought in a sale. The image has been coloured with watercolour pencils before being scanned in a duplicated for my layers. I have also curled the petal edges too, to try and give the flower a bit more life.
Righty then, must get the bath done before me water gets cold!! See ya later folks!!