Thursday, 18 November 2010
Thinking of You
I was very wicked last month and indulged in some new stamps from The Glitter Pot. So my trusty breadmaker and my Big Pot For Soup are working overtime - but soup is cheap, healthy and (though I say it as shouldn't) delicious, so it's a win-win situation! Especially on a grey, chilly day in S-E Hertfordshire!
Anyway, I made this for my friend who had the twins on Monday, because she's home but the babies are still being monitored in hospital. It's hard for her. I think she'll like the card - she likes History, and I get a mediaeval vibe from the image, as though the flowers have been scattered on an old tiled floor. Romantic, or what?
I stamped on the card itself (gosh that's scary!) and used Blue Pearl and Orchid in patches, blended together to give a soft, worn look. The flowers are all 3-D, I used Poppy and Crimson, Gold, Antique Pink and Amethyst Promarkers for them. There's a topaz gem in the middle of the poppy. The dots on the background (which can only just be seen in this rubbish light) are stickles, and the ribbon and bow are shimmery organza, from Hobbycraft. I lined the card with blue and purple checked paper to hide the Promarkers that seeped through, but I didn't do a good job of sticking it and it's crumpled, oh noes!
What glues do you lasses recommend?
I am really pleased with this one, though really the stamp is so straightforward it almost made itself!
Right, time to see what's in the fridge for tonight's Soup of the Evening. Minestrone? Tuscan Bean? Mulligatawny? I fancy something tomatoey and warming. (I have all the recipe books from The Covent Garden Soup Company!)
Thanks for looking, and stay warm!
luv, Mags x