Morning Peeps, I'm never sure how I prepare the mid months posts for We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations and so often forgot my own post. But I did have a post part prepared for the the Snippets Playground so to limit screen time combining the two.
I've not been able to join in for a few weeks because of these pesky eye issues, hopefully what will be the final treatment next week on 27th - my Birthday of all days but at my age it's just another day and sooooo want to get back to normal crafting. I would also like to enter this one into the current Path of Positivity "Inspired by a Pattern" so hope the aperture panel and envie fits the brief as it's created with what is probably my favourite and most used stencil.
It's almost the end of term at the Playground so need to show my face especially as sports day must be immanent. It's a card I made for our youngest boys Birthday last month, his one year old yellow Lab Hamish is huge and a gorgeous boy re-homed last Summer. So I knew I wanted to use this image from AALL and Creates Man's Best Friend.
But didn't anticipate it would be so hard to re-create the colour of a yellow lab, this was my fourth attempt, non of the numerous ink pads I have were right so in the end a mixture of copper, gold and yellow EP's. Hamish and the words were offcuts as is the background which is a small leftover of a Gelli Plate vellum print just big enough to full the aperture.
My rather hastily added shares for our theme options of CAS and Around the World. Above using AALL and Create Little Wren stamped very simply onto a scored base, a little colouring and some flicks of ink. It's only an A6 stamp but very useful for masculine cards in particular.
I made this ages ago and never blogged and can't can't find the stamp anymore, I did have a bit of a clear out when my craft room was reorganised so it may well have been moved on via the charity shop. I've a feeling it was a Little Clair stamp and by the look of it heat embossed with some background stencilling. I do know the sentiment is Penny Black as it's from a set which also has safari animals.
Have a good Sunday all, we're promised thunder storms and an 80% chance of rain so finger crossed we actually get it as we need it, the Hay's all in and a reasonable haul, but the arable crops need it.
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