Can you believe it? Yet another school year has passed and it's the last day of term here in Scotland!! Six weeks of refereeing to come!! As if I haven't got enough to worry about.
Hubby wants me to get a 'proper job'! Eeeeekkkkk!! Haven't done that for 13 years, what am I supposed to do?
I trained as Graphic Designer, have worked in the media all my days (apart from a wee break to work in pubs) so what do I do now after having the kids? Do I resort to shop work? We have a couple of co-op shops here in the village, a couple of butchers which run themselves really, a chippy and three pubs. Oh decisions, decisions! And all so we can afford to remortgage the house and get the work done on the roof and gable end (which needs a total rebuild as it is falling down!)
What I really need is for my little digi-image business to really take off BIG time!! Then I won't have to go to work 'properly'! LOL
Anyway, my woes aside, I actually have a creation to share with you today! 'About blooming time' I hear you say! LOL. So here I am with my DT piece for the new theme at the
which this week is
'Flourishes and Bling'.
We have a fabby sponsor, all the way from Australia, in the shape of
They sent us some lovely samples to work with, and a gorgeous prize package to give to one lucky winner!! I got to play with the flourish by the name of 'Jack, black', and here is what I made with it:
I decided to go with a 'stepper' card this time.
Started off following a sketch, but it wasn't happening for me, so I just went with the flow. I have used my newest images from the Delicious Doodles Shop,
which I coloured with my watercolour pencils, scanned, and printed for layering.
The flourishes were stuck to some gold mirri card for extra stability (and more bling!) I then punched and die cut some flower shapes, and secured them with a gold brad. I stuck some gold card die cut shapes in three of the corners, and smeared round the base card with gold metallic rub-on.
The image was mounted onto gold mirri, and then onto a black embossed card which was also smudged with rub-on. This I stuck to the main card base, and went round finally with gold gems for some more bling!
Now, this is the last challenge for the summer.
We are taking a break over the school holiday period, and will be back in September, either on the 2nd or the 9th, we haven't decided which yet!
There will be a DT Call over this summer, so pop to the challenge blog next week for all the deets on that!
Some challenges I am entering this card into -
Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Bingo (flowers, gems, dies/punches)
Divas by Design - Die Cuts and Punches
Flutterby Wednesday - Open (plus butterfly, fairy or angel)
Craft Your Passion - Use Red