Friday, 24 July 2009
Whoever stole summer, please give it back!
I'm a bit down in the dumps today, mainly because of the weather. Rain, rain, rain :(. We go on holiday in a week, Windermere where we're going had 1 1/2" rain in a day last time I looked at the weather records. I know, if you want hot summer sun don't book a holiday in England. Just like last year, we booked lateish in the hope that the hay would be in and the kind friend who looks after the horses wouldn't have that to worry about. Of course, just like last year, the hay is sitting wet and uncut...
Anyway, enough whingeing, I've tried to make the sun come out with my card today. Slightly bizarrely, I've begun by looking at the Pile It On Challenge, the Challenge that encourages combining as many challenges as possible in one card. I've not entered this one before, but it's theme of mostly orange sounded fun. I've not managed to combine it with too many other challenges, but I've certainly cracked the orange thing :).
I've used the sketch from the Sketch & Stash Challenge, which is always fun to take part in. I need to list old, neglected and new stash for this one. The gorgeous House Mouse image is negelcted stash, sent to me by my blogging friend Janet ages ago. I love it and haven't wanted to use it up, how silly is that! The sentiment is new, it's from Dimension Fourth and came as part of my July stamps. The bright yellow flower is old stash, it was a freebie with a magzine ages ago and the orange spotty K&K paper is new stash from Newbury Art Stamps show.
I've coloured in with Copics and a grey Promarker, the card candy (faux brads) are from Craftwork Cards and I changed my beige ribbon to orange with my Copics.
The third challenge I've entered is another I've not entered before: Pink Elephant Challenge this week is to use animals on your card.