This card was made for a family 60th birthday. Using the smudgy Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey papers from a couple of years ago it had the right tones for a male card. The Spellbinder pinking circle dies and EK Success border punch Arrow, provided spiky circles for a male look rather than scallop edges used with a previous cream rosette card.
This card was made for a Deakin University graduation last week. It has a similar structure to the birthday card I made for a family 60th birthday. My degree certificate has a seal rosette embossed in it and this provided the inspiration for this card.
The polar cap on the Wollemi pine is becoming very unsound. Looking very grungy. I want to help it on its way but that may damage the very new shoots. Last year there was a stage where parts of the polar cap resin stuck to the new shoots and deformed them. If this happens then maybe I will help.
I collect fabric, paper, books, paper crafting tools and Copic pens. As in I am still adding to the each of these collections. I have a collection of Prisma coloured pencils and Tombow markers. These I haven't added to for sometime .... years in fact.
Doing a little blog hopping from Heather Moore's personal/professional artist blog skinny laminx to the one she writes for SA Elle Decoration I discovered this pencil collection. I could start collecting pencils all over again. It would fill in some of the gaps too.
They kindly offer a subscription for purchasing the full collection of 500 pencils, 25 pencils for 20 months. Then they have been so thoughtful to provide several storage/display units to answer the "where do I put them when they arrive" question.
Along with the strawberry rosettes made from the 'right' side of the paper I have been making some from the back of the sheet. The back of Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety - Strawberry Fields has a multi coloured spot with lots of possibilities. I have picked up the red and teal colours for highlights.
In November's card class we will be decorating acetate windows with epoxy stickers and coloured KaiserCraft rubons will add the finishing touch inside.
The tools that make the windows possible are EK Success' nesting square punches. In this class you will learn to make the most of them. If you have sizes 1 and 1.25 inch you are welcome to bring them along to help you in class.
It will be held Tuesday 9 November at 6.30 pm. To join the class please contact Chandon Craft by dropping in, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 03 5223 2003.
The polar cap on the wollemi pine has started to discolour and breakdown. The young shoots are starting to put pressure on it from the inside and perhaps the increasing levels of warmth and sunlight are affecting it too.