I hope you’re having a great weekend. Ian and Tinks are doing a five week cookery course each Saturday so last week we had Cottage Pie for lunch, it was great. I didn’t have to cook a thing! This week they made a Lavender and Vanilla Panna Cotta with a Strawberry Coulis and some Ginger Biscuits. They will be chefs before you know it! Well the verdict.. Gorgeous but oh boy how many calories?!! I’ve had a taste but decided I’d better leave it in the fridge or it will end up on my hips lol. With them out I got to do a face mask and just chill out with a coffee and a crafting magazine, something I don’t do very often, ahhhh luv-erly!
So onto my card.. This week’s Color Me Creative challenge is all about ruffles, folds and pleats.
Here is the photo inspiration..
In real life my card isn’t wonky, I need to work on my photography skills after I’ve learnt Copics I think lol. So.. how did I make it? Well I had just started Class Two, of which the first video teaches you how to do ruffles, pleats and folds, so I printed off a couple of pages of images on A4 cardstock and watched the video over and over again, pausing as I tried each little section of her dress. Trust me, Susanna makes it look a lot easier than it is!
I’m actually really lucky because Ian paints a lot of miniature figures so after each attempt I would show it to him and he would help me work out where to put the folds and what would need to be made darker. It’s not perfect, but if you’d seen the first one I did you will see I made a whole lot of progress!! Trust me, it was awful!
Putting the card together was simple, just a couple of My Mind’s Eye papers, some baker’s twine, corner rounder and a stamped sentiment and card done! Now pop on over to see what the rest of the girls have created..
Ruby McGuire (that’s me!)
Pat St. Martin
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
Papers: My Mind’s Eye
Accessories: Baker’s twine from The Twinery, Uniball Signo White Pen
After I took the photo I realised I hadn’t put in my E11 so you would need to add that into the mix!
I do hope you join in this challenge. They are absolutely brilliant for getting you to learn new techniques. Yes it can be a little frustrating when it doesn’t quite go right but when you persist you really do get out of it what you put in. Practice, practice, practice!