Hi! to all blog land followers out there, what a nice day it is here in our little corner of Lancashire I hope that it is as nice where you all are : )
Why is it when you go off on the hunt to find something you KNOW you have and it takes all day going through all the possible places that the said thing can be in and you find lots and lots of other stuff you had just forgotten about and at the end of it all after hours of wasted time you just give up and don't find it, tut! tut! If you must know I was searching for a small circle punch but was out of luck this time. I know that I have at least two of the tricky little beggars but didn't find any of them. Oh well, anyhow here is what I have been up to.....
The stamps are Oriental Treasure from
Papermania and the blossom stamp is by
Lavinia. I just love these little lanterns they are so cute and work so well with the blossom branch. I used my Distress Ink pads (Squeezed Lemonade, Stormy
Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey and
Festive Berries) a white gel pen to highlight the flowers and copper embossing powder for the lanterns.
The next card I stamped the back ground with Memento ink and coloured the flowers with a red Promarker pen.
The ribbon I coloured with my red Distress ink pad. The Bonsai tree has been stamped onto acetate and has gilding flakes behind it, sorry it doesn't show up very well on this photo, the little coins were stamped and embossed with gold powder. I think that this card would work well for either a man or lady just by changing the colours..........