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A mixture of challenges

17 Jan

Arrghhhhh!!!!! I have not had a good week for stamping. It seems that everything I set out to do is just blah. It started off with trying last weeks Anya Ink challenge, a one layer card, resulting in two attempts not even remotely good enough to post  to 5 attempts of coloring an image today for a card. I have also being finding it difficult lately to make cards as when I looked back on my blog I saw that I was creating a lot of the same style card so I challenged myself to step outside the square.

 

This morning I got up and decided to clean the house and give my stamping stash a bit of a clean up (in a very vain hope it would help me) and then set out to try again!

 

I managed to pull together a card that I am reasonably happy with. It covers this weeks Anya Ink’s challenge, flowers, Cute Card Thursday, using grey and pink and this weeks Sketch Saturday:

 

 

So without further ado here is my card:

 

As I said I am not in love with it but I don’t totally hate it either, in fact it seems to be growing on me more and more.  There are four types of flowers on this card, the first being in Miss Anya’s hair, second being the flowers petals I have made, the third being on the DS Paper and the fourth is one of my buttons I have used.

 

I came across a great tutorial on how to get the “bounce” in the hair. This was my first attempt doing this and it is the thing I like most about this card! If you would like the details of the tutorial please send me an email and I will email you the link.

 

I have used Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm, Copic Markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities to make my flowers, miscellaneous buttons, Stampin Up cardstock and DS paper. I have also distressed my edges by running the scissors down the edge of my paper and applied some faux stitching.

 

I think I may go any try to make another card. I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.

 

Until next time xoxo

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