Monday, 10 May 2010

Serengeti Sunset

There is an obvious mistake with this card and even though I try and ignore it, it is bugging me. Instead of masking out the giraffe and brayering over it, I embossed it after I'd coloured it, and used a Versamark clear embossing pen. Trouble is, it's clear and I didn't have my bright light on so I embossed over the edges. So when I brayered over it, it's left lines around the legs - aaargh!!!!

I still like the background though so I kept it as it is. The inkpad colours from top to bottom are TH distress inks Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Adirondack Sailboat Blue and TH Distress Crushed Olive. The giraffe is from Stampin Up 'In the Wild' set. I got the set second hand from ebay and it was an absolute bargain. All the stamps in the set are gorgeous and I'm planning to make a similar card with zebras soon.

The other day I was annoyed about the lack of choice of colours in the shops. For instance I wanted a nice dustpan and brush set but all the local shops only seemed to have beige and grey on offer. Well thank goodness for the internet and Amazon as this is what I found in the end...Now that is what I call bright and cheerful. They had a cool stripey version too and I was also very taken with the leopard print broom! A company called Vigar seem to know some people want pretty things to clean with :)

Not sure what's going on with our Spring - we have all been freezing our socks off over here in the UK, and in Scotland it's snowing! The temperature this morning is 8C which is definitely not impressive for May.

Happy Monday everyone and thanks for stopping by ...