I'm feeling kind of pleased with myself for combining three challenges in one card today. I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches, the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches and the theme of FLOAT from CASology.
This card was so much fun to make as it involved building up a little picture using lawn fawn stamps - so very cute! I don't have any of the three specified colours but did my best to make a near match using papers and inks from my stash. The layout was right up my street using a small cluster at the bottom of the card - something you might have noticed I often like to do.
For my floating part I used the clouds, a balloon and maybe the bird is just about to float off up into the heavens. The sentiment is so positive and I stamped it at a jaunty angle first in the grey and then in black slightly off to create a little shadow.
Stamps: lawn fawn,Hello Sunshine & Fly free
Inks: SU, melon mambo; Memento, toffee crunch, London fog, tuxedo black
Ppaers@ Melissa Frances, Kitschy Kitchen
Die: Spellbinders, standard circles small; Clearly Besotted, Tag Along
Embellishments: Habico Ltd, opulent assorted pearls
And the other thing to share today is a look at my monthly envelope calendar I'm keeping for 2014. It's beginning to get a little bulky now with six months worth of bits and pieces in it and I've had to do a little repair work on the back of the envelopes as I noticed some were tearing a little. I've used washi tape for now, but am guessing it will need a more robust tape before too long.
Here's the whole pocket:
The weather photo - loving the vibrant water lily in my pond.
The monthly quote. I've certainly been enjoying visiting and being visited this month.
And my journalling:
Thanks for looking at my blog today, hope there was something you found interesting and hope to see you again.