I am back with my photos from Thursday as promised. If you are just visiting to see my challenge card just scroll on down to the bottom of this post. I met my darling daughter and Daisy at Painshill in Surrey. As the weather forecast was good we try to visit places when we catch up, which are buggy friendly and have a good tea shop. Both essential requirements to us. Although I have lived in Surrey for 31 years I have never visited Painshill....what a mistake that has been. It is the perfect place to picnic and walk and we will definitely be returning there.
We met at 10.30am and as always had a warm drink and a catch up before heading out into the milky sunshine. The paths are very dry and well made, perfect for Daisy's buggy. Our first "wow" was at all the hundreds of daffodils and snowdrops, there were huge drifts of these beautiful bulbs.
I also wanted to enter the challenge this fortnight for Pan Pastel UK which is to create something with 3 textures, as well as some other great current card challenges.
And here is my creation all put together
You will also see that I used my new TH air spritzer to add some speckling to my TH die cut bird and some MS butterflies and punched flowers give a third layer of texture. Here are a couple of close ups.
I really love this technique and I will definitely be using it again.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Craft Stamper Take it Make it Monoprinting with an acrylic block
PanPastel UK Use 3 textures
Country View Crafts Paper Chase
A Vintage Journey anything goes Tim I think my post explains my Tim inspiration; the bird is TH and I have used his new technique of air spritzing as well as colouring the bird with blends of Distress Inks.I have also used book pages to make the paper for cutting out my butterflies, very much a Tim inspiration!
Sparkles Monthly Easter Parade
Whimsy Stamps Easter
Stamp and Create ready for spring
Divas that cut paper embossing my branch has been embossed with translucent embossing paste through a stencil
and then coloured with DIs
Frilly and Funkie neglected dies...I'm not sure I have ever shown a card using this TH die!
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge D is for Distress I have used Distress ink for colouring the bird, the butterflies, air spritzing his speckles and for edging the water colour card.
Stamping for the weekend anything goes
The Squirrel and Fox autumn or spring
The Ribbon Girls Green
My Mum's Craft shop Spring/Easter
Thanks for visiting me and enjoy the rest of the weekend, it has been just glorious again and yesterday I was busy re potting my container grown hostas in the garden. Billy has been by my side too. Today I hope to get back out to the garden as it is even warmer out but first we are heading up to my son's flat to take tiles and plaster off his bathroom wall....smashing ;0)
Bye for now,