After the Royal Wedding today how could I not make something in red, white and blue? I was literally glued to the TV all morning watching the wedding, obviously waiting to see what Kate would be wearing and she didn't disappoint - I thought that she looked very elegant in a stunning dress. I loved watching the parades and all of the horses. It reminded me that I too had a landau horse drawn carriage for my wedding day (only had one horse though) - something I now have in common with the future queen!!! It is times like this that it makes you proud to be British.
On today's card I have used Grace by Sugar Nellie. I had been looking for this stamp for ages and then I saw on Jenny's blog (My Inky Hands - see side bar) that they were available as digis from Funky Kits. The images are so lovely and very easy to colour as lots of the shading is already done. I've coloured the image with pro markers and the papers are a free download from Summertime Designs. I've coloured some Mulberry flowers with promarkers and added some little stamens in the centre. The border punch is by Martha Stewart and the leaf punch is "Grass" by Woodware. The 3 little brads are to cover up where my pro markers bled when I tried to colour the buttons. I was ready to throw the almost finished image away and then I though the brads would make good buttons!
I've kept the card fairly plain because of the reason I am sending it. It is going to the lady whose taught me to make teddy bears; a small group of us meet at her home to sew teddy bears! She creates the most amazing ball joint dolls and makes fantastic wigs and clothing and I thought that she would like "Grace". However, she is going through a very tough time at the moment - you can read her blog here if you want to.
I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Hanna and friends - I used their sketch
Moving along with the times - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Red, white and blue
Amber's Crafts - use a digi
The paper variety - polka dots
Sweet stamps - sympathy
Tuesday throw down - add brads
Crafty cardmakers - red, white and blue
Make it Monday - Anything goes
That's it for today - back tomorrow with another creation!